What’s going on with coffee machine maker Bonavita?

Not too long ago, according to both professional and amateur coffee connoisseurs, it was nearly impossible to brew a good pot of drip coffee at home without breaking the bank. To hear some of them tell it, that changed when hardware company Bonavita brought a $150 automatic brewer to market. Once a darling of coffee obsessives, the company has faced stock shortages and stopped responding to customer questions. Is it going out of business? It’s complicated, Modern Retail reports in this twisting tale of lawsuits, distributor drama, and brand battles. —H. Claire Brown