worth the wait
by Gregory Rothman
I gotta say, I was an original backer and my level of frustration with delays, poor communications, some of which bordered on misleading, and a general lack of transparency during development had me at a boiling point, but it was, thank goodness, we’ll worth the wait. In fairness, they got caught with the Covid delays at perhaps the worst moment in their long delayed development.
Spinn makes an AMAZING cup of coffee. My major complaint is the user should have full flexibility on creating recipes the same way as the roasters.
At its core, Spinn is a “razor blade”company with a very expensive razor blade, but a wide variety and ever grow list of “razors” (the coffee roasters). It’s worth noting, Keurig is attempting to copy Spinn with roasters defining the brewing process, but you don’t get the huge selection of boutique roasters, and more importantly, you don’t have the Spinn machine including freshly ground coffee for each cup.
Another factor that made Spinn appealing was the lack of little pods (had a nespresso compatible machine. First generation. If you don’t know, Nespresso’s current machines licensed the Spinn technology for their spinning pods. Put that in your cup and brew it.) You still have bags and I throw the empty ones in with my recycling, but I don’t actually know if they are recyclable.
What I don’t like: The drip tray is annoyingly small. I think they need to make an optional drip tray that, from the back of the machine, can be plumbed to drain into the sink or drain.