Nespresso InCar Coffee Machine Concept

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Nespresso invited design students from all over Europe to consider how coffee rituals of today might evolve and fit into future lifestyles, and announced the winners of their Design Contest last week at the Milan furniture fair. The gadget to the left is the second place winner, the InCar coffee machine, designed by Thijs van Cuyk and Lavrans Laading of the Netherlands.

As you might guess from its name, the InCar is a Nespresso machine meant to be installed into the center console of a car, that can double as an armrest when you aren't using it to make lattes. We're not sure this is something we'd particularly want in our own car (a cold soda dispenser would be more to our liking), and we certainly wouldn't trust New York City cab drivers to keep in-car coffee machines clean, but your mileage may vary.

Nespresso Design Contest [Nespresso]
Coffee Contest Inspires Innovative Designs [The NewsMarket]
Nespresso InCar coffee machine concept [Gizmag]