Roasting coffee is complicated. Subtle changes in timing and temperature can noticeably affect the flavor of your coffee, and getting things right often requires meticulous tweaks to your roaster settings—or hands-on attention to the roast itself.
But a company called Behmor wants to simplify this painstaking process, with help from the internet. If you spring for company’s forthcoming coffee roaster, you can use your smartphone to adjust the machine’s settings, finely tuning your roast from wherever you are.
It’s just the latest expansion of what’s called the Internet of Things, where everyday devices, from light bulbs to coffee roasters, are connected to the net. But the story behind the Behmor roaster is a little different.
Behmor isn’t some hot tech startup. It’s an established company that’s trying to transform its products for a new age, and it’s doing so with help from another outfit called DADO Labs. This is DADO’s mission: helping existing companies like Behmor get in on the Internet of Things action before hot new startups eat their lunch.