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Saint Anthony IndustriesBy Saint Anthony Industries
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Saint Anthony IndustriesBy Saint Anthony Industries
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Simply Enjoy World Class Coffee

1. Fill with water

2. Add your favorite coffee

3. Press the button and walk away

UPDATE**** 8/24/2018

Today was the first time using the Automatica in a commercial setting. It’s was designed to withstand the rigors of commercial work and today it aced the task.

Our friends at Blue Copper Copper SLC, held a customer appreciation day where all coffee drinks were served at no charge. We used the Automatica to make the pour over coffee for this event. The cafe was packed and the coffee was flowing. It was the perfect opportunity to test the commercial functionality of the Automatica.

For service expediency we filled the kettle from the hot water tower and use pre-dosed coffee portions. The result was that the Automatica brewed about 15 cups per hour and required about 30 seconds to prepare each brew.

Many coffee bars have removed pour over from their menus because it’s extremely labor intensive. The Automatica can help put pour over back on the menu.

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Making pour over coffee is fun and satisfying. Highly nuanced, rich cup flavors are the rewards of manual pour-over coffee. Once accustomed to the quality of good pour over coffee it is difficult to go back to standard countertop coffee makers. 

However, often you simply don’t have the time to make a manual pour over coffee, but you still very much want one. This is why we built the Automatica. Just add your favorite ground coffee, fill it up with with water, push the button and walk away….. or enjoy the show.

The Automatica is a coffee brewing machine that makes wonderful coffee simple and easy. It controls temperature, flow rate, volume, pour pattern, and time so you don’t have to. Enjoy the perfect pour over coffee with the push of one simple button.

The Automatica is constructed with a commercial grade material palette. Inspired by vintage American machinery, it features a sand cast aluminum body with precisely machined brass accents. It’s 1100 Watt heating element and stainless steel kettle make it look and feel beautifully balanced.

Design Principals of the Automatica

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We live in a time of rapid change. The product lifecycles for the objects we fill our lives with are very short. Most everything is disposable. Consider your standard home or office coffee brewing machine; you would expect that it will be replaced by some new injection moulded contraption, and end up in a landfill every few years. 

In designing the Automatica we have taken a different approach. For a long time now we have been collecting, restoring, and using vintage American machinery. We use these machines to build products for our customers. These are the same machines our grandfathers worked behind and built this country on. For us these machines represent permanence, perpetual usefulness, and beauty. At the beginning of the Automatica project we set out to build a coffee machine with these same pillars of quality. Now that we are reaching completion we can feel the quality of the components. The solid heft of each piece, the perfect fit, and meticulous finish makes us proud. We believe that we have produced a machine that will last many generations and will build a legacy of service with the families and organizations who enjoy it. The Automatica is not disposable. It’s intentionally permanent and built to last a very long time. 

The mechanical design of the Automatica is squarely focused on simplicity. We have a deep understanding of the physics and chemistry behind great pour over coffee. It took us a few years to distill the process down, identify the necessary elements and imagine how to achieve them in the most simple fashion. The result is the tilt mechanism in combination with the rotating cup. By using precision stepper motors to control these simple motions we can master volume, flow rate, time, and pour pattern with a high degree of accuracy. We believe that a problem solved simply is a problem solved correctly. To expose the simplicity of this solution we have made an opening to show the beautiful brass gearing inside the Automatica. 

The Automatica is a salute to simplicity and a strive towards permanence. We think that these design values will resonate with many of the same people who enjoy well prepared, carefully crafted coffee because both products represent a similar quality-focused experience and outcome.

About Us 

At Saint Anthony Industries, we design and build products for people who love coffee. We are veteran designers, engineers, and craftsmen. We have designed and brought to market numerous products for coffee enthusiasts and professionals. Coffee, design, and culture are our passions.

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Risks and challenges

This is one of the less complex projects we have done. We currently have fully operational sample units working perfectly. Our supply chain is established and tested. We have a track record of success and our global customer base gives us glowing reviews. The combination of these facts make this a low risk project. However, lightning strikes, floods, earthquakes, and other unforeseen disasters may cause a delay in the delivery of your product. In the event of a delay we will notify you immediately.

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