It takes a bit longer than brewing coffee, but making your own hard cider with an Alchema is about as easy. This countertop device simplifies the process to browsing an app for a recipe, adding ingredients — notably fruits, sugar, and water — before adding a yeast packet and turning on the machine to kickstart the process. Alchema takes care of the rest, creating the proper conditions for the fermentation process while monitoring air pressure, alcohol content, and the weight of its contents as time passes. When your 0.6 gallon batch is ready the device notifies you via its app, and a built-in medical grade UV-C LED light sanitizes the container before each of your next uses. And if you’re in the mood for mead or wine it can do that too, the former within a week and the latter requiring at least sixteen.
Find it at Kickstarter – $360+