Seattle, Washington, USA
Kay Kim and Joe Gormley at Starbucks Industrial Design & Engineering together with Tactile have designed the new breakthrough sustainable Clover Vertica—a proprietary single-cup coffee brewer—that reimagines the brewed coffee experience.
Clover Vertica is a proprietary on-demand brewer that freshly grinds and brews coffee by the cup and is the company’s most sustainable and accessible brewer.
The innovative full-immersion brewing method pairs vacuum-press technology with precise control over water temperature to extract the best flavor from each roast.
The fine mesh metal filter eliminates the use of paper filters and produces a clean cup of coffee.
An automated evolution, Clover Vertica offers unrivaled coffee quality at the speed to meet peak volumes of a core Starbucks store—delivering beautifully pronounced flavors in 30 seconds.
All this while reducing coffee waste, increasing user accessibility and offering customers increased variety and availability.
Clover Vertica takes coffee to new heights for the customer, barista, and the planet.
Clover Vertica grinds and brews a single cup of coffee in less than 30 seconds and allows for expanded coffee variety throughout the day, with seasonal rotations.
The precision brewing technology eliminates paper filters and reduces coffee waste.
Its modular design of single or dual towers meets the needs of both high- and low-volume stores.
The brewer saves time and reduces complexities for employees by eliminating batch brewing.
Clover Vertica is designed to inspire pride and confidence—not just in a partner’s craft but also in a company that invented the modern coffee house experience and continues to raise the bar every day.
At the heart of the Starbucks brand is a passion for coffee and a relentless drive to reimagine the coffee experience.
The company has been on a journey to create the perfect cup—any time, every time.
Clover Vertica represents the pinnacle of that pursuit, combining advanced engineering and accessible, sustainable industrial design with a passion for coffee and customer service.
Clover Vertica elevates the craft of coffee brewing, making Starbucks customers’ days better while ushering in a new era in coffeehouse culture.
Project: Clover Vertica
Designers: Starbucks Industrial Design & Engineering and Tactile Inc.
Lead Designers: Kay Kim and Joe Gormley
Manufacturer: Starbucks Corp.