Earthly Physicists Designed the Perfect Cup for Space Espresso 

Last week the International Space Station got a special delivery: An Italian astronaut arriving at the station brought along a gift in the form of the first espresso machine in space. But enjoying espresso in zero gravity is easier said than done—and a team of Portland-based coffee fans (and physicists) have developed… » 12/01/14 4:15pm 12/01/14 4:15pm

Brunopasso: The Sports Car of Espresso Machines

Inspired by high-end Italian sports cars, designer Tadahito Ishibashi came up with the Brunopasso PD-1-an espresso machine that looks like it should be hauling ass down the highway. Outside of its sleek curves, the illusion is enhanced with dashboard-style gauges and a beechwood lever. But that is not where the… » 8/16/08 8:00am 8/16/08 8:00am

Ariete's You&Me the Smallest Espresso Machine in the World

According to makers Ariete, the You&Me is the smallest Espresso machine in the world, bringing you your caffeine fix strongly and silently. With a boiler capacity of one-fifth of a liter, maxi-cappuccino device drip and Thermocream System filter, the You&Me is available in Shiny Red, Anthracite and Satin Gray for… » 9/21/07 5:23am 9/21/07 5:23am

Blue Label -Snail- Espresso Machine Hopefully Makes Espresso That…

We've seen our fair share of high design-minded espresso machines, but the Blue Label -Snail- by Pierre Ittner is without a doubt the sleekest, most comely java juicer we've come across. According to Google's machine translation, it's forged from aluminum, uses nespresso pods—hopefully not just—and has a 19-bar pump,… » 9/19/07 6:38am 9/19/07 6:38am