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Engineering the perfect cup of tea


As engineers we love a good cuppa, but how do you ensure the perfect cup of tea every time?

Alan has found a solution using the brilliantly versatile K4 drive system from ebm papst, using each drives precision to make 'the engineers cup of tea'.

Find out more about the ebm papst K4 Drive Kits at:

What is your perfect cup of tea? Let us know in the comments below... 

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December 15, 2019 09:46

Great Machine but nobody dunks their biscuit then puts it down.

The procedure is:
1. Dunk
2. Eat the soaked bits
3. Dunk again, until the tea almost reaches your finger tips
4. Put the rest of the biscuit in your mouth

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September 30, 2019 07:19

Not as entertaining as the Colin Furze tea machine but Alan does put the milk in last which seems to be the preferred approach.
Does the K4 include the sequencing/timing software or just motor control?

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August 19, 2019 14:26

All I can say is: NO, NO, NO. This is taking it too far. What next.
No to be honest. I think it is brilliant. We should develop one for coffee.

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August 20, 2019 09:27

@thabatao I agree! We need one that makes the perfect coffee!

August 14, 2019 22:08

PG Tips - strong, dash of milk and no sugar - I'm sweet enough!

August 9, 2019 13:53

Twinings English Breakfast for me and a chocolate digestive

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August 8, 2019 14:36

Yorkshire Tea... from God's county

August 7, 2019 10:32

white 2 sugars

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