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

Illustration for article titled Is This Nasas 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.

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Polished stainless steel lets the Jules' spherical body and pointy legs shine (and collect untold amounts of fingerprints) and beneath its highly reflective dome you'll find a 1.4-liter water reservoir and other mechanical bits that let it serve up a hot cup of joe. And the other obvious clue that this wasn't produced by NASA? Its $1,400 price tag, which puts it well beyond the agency's current budget constraints.

Illustration for article titled Is This Nasas Next Lunar Lander, Or a Gorgeous Espresso Machine?
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[CB Industries via Appliancist]

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Brian Barrett

I'm sorry, but that handle in the lower right pic looks far too much like an alien dong. It just does.