Drinking a fancy cup of coffee somewhere else other than Starbucks is a capital mistake for some. Not that Starbucks is the pinnacle of coffee making. For the arabic luxury addict in you, there’s a viable alternative. Find out that you can get coffee brewed through a 24K gold machine. The name of this coffee maker is “Royal Coffee Maker”. Aptly chosen, isn’t it?

This coffee maker is hand carved from 24 gold. It uses a syphon system to brew coffee. Royal Paris is limiting production to just 8 pieces, one each month.

It takes no less than 50 man hours to complete on piece. Craftsmen use wax casting technique to create core elements: gargoyle spigot, fish key, counter weight, oak leaves and finials.

For $18,500 you might expect a complex coffee brewing mechanism. Funny how it’s as simple as it gets. On the other hand, you get a natural cup of coffee. The process is filter-free, meaning the coffee does not go through any artificial filters. Even so, it comes out clean of residue.

You get to customize your order. Include name carvings and choose the build material. However, gold seems to be the main choice for this exquisite, overpriced, simple coffee maker. But hey, I’m just a guy who can’t afford spending $18,500 just to wake up in the morning!