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Wolf brings the coffee shop to you

Wolf is known for its ultra high-end large appliances, but now it's making a foray into coffee.

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The Wolf 24-inch Coffee System in black. Wolf

Today Wolf Appliances, Inc. announced a 24-inch Coffee System -- a first for the previously large-appliance-focused luxury brand. As with its existing product lines, this new Coffee System is proportionally high-end; one machine will set you back $3,195. Yep, that's a lot of money. But, you'll probably be able to forego visits to your favorite barista for trips to your very own, newly-appointed kitchen/coffee shop if you end up splurging on one.

The name Coffee System really says it all. This thing can make espressos, cappuccinos, lattes, macchiatos, short or long coffees, and plain ol' hot water for tea. You can also supposedly customize the amount of foam, temperature, strength, and size of the drink (there are four presets that range from 1 to 12 ounces, but you can program your own sizes too). There's even a Double Coffee button that can make one mega-size cup of coffee for one mega-size coffee mug or two separate cups simultaneously, thanks to its multiple spouts.

Given its many functions, the button interface looks pretty simple. Wolf claims that you only have to make a couple of selections before its Coffee System dutifully starts making your drink. And, cleaning appears to be easy too; press a button, and the machine will steam clean the milk nozzle for you and deposit any used coffee grinds into a separate container.

Brewing with the Wolf Coffee System (pictures)

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It's equipped with a dedicated whole-bean reservoir that can hold about a half pound of coffee designed to grind the beans for you automatically. It can also accommodate ground coffee for single-cup brews -- no coffee pods here. Its water reservoir can hold 60.9 ounces and it comes with a 3-cup milk carafe for frothy milk concoctions.

Wolf's 24-inch Coffee System is available in either stainless steel or black and requires professional installation. Since it's a built-in product that's supposed to be flush with your wall, it can be integrated with Wolf-brand ovens and microwaves. And, if this $3,195 wonder isn't enough on its own, you can also buy a 24-inch cup warming drawer as a separate accessory for an additional $995. Coffee Systems will be available in early June at Wolf retailers.