This Iconic Coffee Maker Just Got a Super Stylish Facelift 

The Moka Pot is one of the most time-honored—yet often misunderstood—ways to make coffee. It's also one of the most recognizable kitchen gadgets, thanks to the ubiquitous Italian design left largely unchanged since 1933. A new collaboration between Blue Bottle Coffee and designer Joey Roth revamps the Moka Pot with a… » 12/01/14 5:00pm 12/01/14 5:00pm

This Minature Hand-Powered Espresso Machine Takes Caffeine Everywhere

As addictive mind-altering substances go, coffee is actually pretty hard to hit up on the move. If you're out of range of a Starbucks, getting a hot, caffeine-rich epsresso generally requires a 20-pound machine and mains electricity, which is exactly the first-world problem this dinky espresso machine exists to tackle. » 10/11/14 3:00pm 10/11/14 3:00pm

The ISS Will Get a Custom Espresso Machine With a Few Space-ifications

Just like any hard-working professional, an astronaut can use a good cup of coffee first thing, which is why Lavazza has developed a new custom espresso machine for use in space, destined to find a home aboard the International Space Station. » 6/16/14 9:23am 6/16/14 9:23am

A waffle made from ice cream means you get to eat dessert for breakfast

Dominique Ansel, the Willy Wonka of desserts and creator of the Cronut, has announced his latest imagination busting, tastebud oozing creation: The Waffogato. It takes the delicious affogato, which is basically ice cream topped with espresso, but remixes it by making the ice cream a waffle made from ice cream and… » 4/28/14 10:01pm 4/28/14 10:01pm

The Coffee Gear Worth Your Money

Good coffee tastes amazing, can be a great comfort, and is fun and easy to make well with the right tools. Coffee is also good for you, having been shown to make you smarter, help you lose weight, keep you alive longer and kickstart your exercise routine. Today we're going to knock down coffee's barrier to entry… » 11/02/13 12:14pm 11/02/13 12:14pm

Coffee Mastery Lives in Counter Culture's Geared Out Training Center

Behind the veneer of bearded hipsters that floods the world of high-end coffee lies an intricate field of science, gadgetry, and taste requiring years of experience to master. Counter Culture is at the forefront of coffee education, and their new NYC training center is the apex of techniques and technology. » 10/28/13 2:40pm 10/28/13 2:40pm

Espresso 101: The Methods and Machines Behind the Perfect Shot

Espresso is a mysterious drink. Not many people really know what it really is, how it’s made, or even what it should taste like. We've all been lured into a haze of misunderstanding and misinformation by the likes of Starbucks, Nespresso, Krups, and countless other brands looking to make espresso easy and cheap.… » 5/24/13 11:00am 5/24/13 11:00am

Go From Zero To Caffeinated In No Time With a V12 Espresso Machine

Is it going to produce the best cup of espresso you've ever tasted? Probably not. But if you've got a thing for cars, or are on the hunt for an obscenely over-the-top coffee maker for your garage, Espresso Veloce's V12 will give you the hit of caffeine you're looking for, while gobbling up a huge chunk of counter… » 3/25/13 4:00pm 3/25/13 4:00pm

This Scientific Coffee Machine Could Satisfy the Biggest Coffee Nerd

This system of burners, pipes, flasks and gauges looks like it came straight out of a laboratory. In fact, though, it's a prototype coffee machine—and it could satisfy the technical desires of even the biggest coffee nerd. » 1/14/13 5:21am 1/14/13 5:21am

Is This Nasa's Next Lunar Lander, Or a Gorgeous Espresso Machine?

At first glance this beautiful espresso maker from CB Industries looks like a proposed NASA spacecraft design from the mid-1950s. But instead of dropping astronauts on the moon, it's only designed to drip coffee into a cup, while looking sleek in the process. » 12/10/12 9:38am 12/10/12 9:38am

This Espresso Maker Is the Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever Wake Up To

You've been spoiled by the five-buck cup of exotic single-origin pour-over coffee. It's time to upgrade your home equipment. At this rate, your caffeine addiction is cutting into your cocktail budget. » 10/03/12 11:20am 10/03/12 11:20am

Sip Your Espresso Out of a Tiny Rocket

Aside from taste, the point of drinking espresso is that in a sense, you want to blast off with all the fuel caffeine provides. And these adorable rocket espresso cups allow you to express that quite literally. » 7/09/12 5:40pm 7/09/12 5:40pm

Bittersweet Eulogy as a Bialetti Kicks the Bucket

Everyone has some object that's just too beautiful to give up, despite a major flaw in its function. What is it for you—an old Polaroid or 35-millimeter camera, a stopped watch, an original Nintendo? Hell, a bit brace? » 4/20/12 9:40am 4/20/12 9:40am

Where Espresso Machines Are Born

I took a trip to Seattle a little while ago. Actually a long while ago. And I shot a bunch of video of cool stuff. Then it got lost, because I am a terrible person. But I found them, so here they are. » 2/17/12 4:40pm 2/17/12 4:40pm

I'm Intrigued by This Cheap Home Espresso Machine That Might Not Suck


One of these two things is true: Your home espresso machine cost a small fortune, or your home espresso sucks. (Or, just maybe, you hacked a Rancilio Silvia.) That's because home espresso machines can't maintain consistant temperature and pressure. » 12/13/11 12:40pm 12/13/11 12:40pm

Manspresso Machines, Spotify Hacks, and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case. » 9/12/11 8:00pm 9/12/11 8:00pm

Concrete Espresso Machine Would Probably Be Difficult to Break

If you find the look of a typical espresso maker, with all its dainty knobs and levers, lacking in character, you're not alone. Israeli design student Schmuel Linkski's concrete-encased Lavazza unit is a bold ode to refinement and durability. » 7/28/10 10:00pm 7/28/10 10:00pm

"Tickling Miss Silvia": Mark Frauenfelder Hacks Coffee's God-Shot

Most companies aren't interested in creating maker-friendly products, but sometimes, apparently by accident, a product comes off the assembly line that way. The Rancilio Silvia is just such a machine. » 7/07/10 12:00pm 7/07/10 12:00pm

La Marzocco Strada Is Your Barista's New Wet Dream Machine

La Marzocco's Strada is the new hotness in the espresso world. Why? Because it promises a new kind of control over pressure, one of the most critical parameters in making espresso. » 6/21/10 8:00pm 6/21/10 8:00pm