This retro lever-operated espresso machine gives you a delightfully artisanal coffee-making experience

Clearly made for people who want more than just ‘coffee from a pod’.

Created to let you manually brew your own coffee, the Flair 58 is an espresso maker that requires a bit of elbow grease. A lever-operated design lets you physically ‘pump’ your espresso, while a pressure gauge lets you know whether you’re hitting the exact 9 bars needed to make a delightfully brewed cup. The Flair 58, as its name suggests, comes outfitted with an industry-standard 58mm portafilter, allowing you to use existing filters/tampers with your device. If you’re the kind of person to obsess over the coffee they drink (as are a lot of people), the Flair 58 is the perfect addition to your coffee-making ritual, giving you the ability to make a cup that’s as artisanal and fresh as it gets!

Designer: Flair Espresso

The beauty of the Flair 58 lies in its exquisite form. Given that the espresso-maker operates manually, its form is entirely informed by its function (unlike coffee makers that can look like monolithic blocks that just magically churn out your brew). The overall design of the Flair 58 is achieved by die-casting aluminum. It bestows what I can only describe is a wonderfully retro aesthetic to the device, which, coupled with wooden accents on the basket handle and lever, looks absolutely stunning. The aluminum, complete with a black anodized finish, withstands years upon years of constant and consistent use, so your coffee tastes stunning even a decade from when you buy the Flair 58.

Even though the Flair 58 is, for the most part, a manual device… it does come with a cable that plugs into a power outlet. This helps preheat your brewing chamber to the right temperature, because since metal is inherently conductive, pouring hot water into your brewing chamber can cause its temperature to instantly drop as the room-temperature stainless steel chamber ends up ‘leeching’ some of that heat away. The Flair 58 offers 3 temperature settings to choose from. Once the brewing chamber heats up to your desired temperature, you can pour hot water into it and be sure that your brew is exactly how you want it, and consistent every time.

Using the Flair 58 is intuitive, whether you’re a novice or an expert. Once you figure out how to pack your coffee in the portafilter basket, it’s just about lowering the Flair 58’s lever and watching the brewed coffee bubble through the filter and into your espresso cup.

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Rapha Cycling Club and Rocket Espresso designed this espresso machine especially for cyclists!

Born from a collaboration between the Rapha Cycling Club and Italian coffee company Rocket Espresso, the R58 is an espresso machine designed for cyclists.

The Rapha Cycling Club (RCC) is known around the world as a community of active cyclists connected through digital clubhouses, an RCC app, and of course, each member’s passion for riding. Through the years, RCC has produced some of the most trusted and sought-after products, experiences, and rides available. In collaboration with acclaimed Italian coffee company Rocket Espresso, RCC’s latest effort is a line of 100 limited editions of R Cinquantotto espresso machines handmade in Milan exclusively for RCC members.

For as long as cyclists have looked forward to long rides on cool Sunday mornings, they’ve looked forward to the cup of coffee that follows. Coffee is serious business and Rapha and Rocket Espresso definitely stepped up to the plate with R58. From its base to its lid, the R58 is outfitted with all the technical specs to ensure the perfect cup of coffee, whether you’re starting or wrapping up your ride.

Providing optimal conditions for temperature-controlled extraction, Rapha and Rocket Espresso outfitted their espresso machine with two independently operated, PID-controlled boilers. Then, a high-grade rotary pump draws water to boil from the machine’s water reservoir or direct mains supply. Featuring a sensor-operated touchscreen display, the myriad of R58’s functions can be controlled with the flick of your finger.

Built by hand by a team in Milan, consumers can rest assured that this line of limited edition espresso machines is constructed with quality materials and focused attention. Since Rapha’s members come from every corner of the globe, the designers even promise that your espresso machine will be technically outfitted to fit the electrical parameters of your country.

Designer: Rapha Cycling Club x Rocket Espresso

Heavy-duty stainless steel elements give R58 an elevated, polished look.

The touchscreen display allows users to control R58 with the flick of their fingers.

For a modern-meets-classic look, R58 is outfitted with analog elements as well.

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Wacaco made the world’s smallest espresso machine, and it’s the size of a coffee-cup

Small enough that you can wrap your hand around it, Wacaco’s Picopresso pushes the boundaries of how tiny a coffee machine can be… while still being able to produce a phenomenally robust and creamy espresso.

You’ve got companies like La Marzocco, Breville, and De’Longhi that make the most high-end coffee machines, and then you’ve got Wacaco, a company that’s dedicated to compressing those coffee machines into their smallest possible form. Wacaco’s greatest hits include the 2014 Minipresso, which put the company on the map, followed by the Nanopresso in 2017, a smaller, better version of its predecessor. The Picopresso (highlighting its use of metric nomenclature) pulls out all stops. It isn’t just thermos-sized, it’s cup-sized. Designed to be small enough to carry in your pocket, the Picopresso lets you brew that perfect shot of espresso coffee no matter where you are.

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Wacaco Picopresso Portable Espresso Coffee Maker

The Picopresso stands at 10.5cm tall, or a little above 4 inches, making it perhaps the smallest ever coffee machine to be able to pressure-brew an espresso. That means even at 10.5cm tall, the Picopresso makes a luxuriously silky double shot of cafe-quality espresso, complete with that layer of crema on top that you’d see from any good espresso machine.

Wacaco Picopresso Portable Espresso Coffee Maker

Its internal 52mm-wide basket holds 18 grams worth of coffee (enough to make a double-shot), while the water tank holds about 80 ml of water (2.7 fluid ounces). How you prep the Picopresso is no different from your countertop espresso machine. Just fill the basket with 4 teaspoons of coffee grounds and compress them into a nice puck with the tamper that comes along with the Picopresso. Then add the hot water to the water chamber and put the entire device together.

Wacaco Picopresso Portable Espresso Coffee Maker

Wacaco Picopresso Portable Espresso Coffee Maker

What’s notable about the Picopresso is that it works entirely without electricity. Its impressive inner pumping system generates 261 PSI (18 bars) of pressure to pump the hot water right through the coffee grounds, giving you velvety smooth espresso underneath. Just manually push down on the piston on the side as you hold the Picopresso above your coffee cup and the thick coffee pours through almost instantly.

The Picopresso is directly a result of the innovation kickstarted by the Minipresso in 2014, which, for its time, was the first-ever portable espresso maker to use a single hand-powered piston. Over the years, Wacaco’s worked hard at making that brewing/pumping system smaller without sacrificing taste, durability, and consistency. Wacaco claims that the newly engineered pumping system of the Picopresso is more reliable and capable than ever, giving you the possibility to extract professional-grade espressos quite literally in the power of your hand.

Wacaco Picopresso Portable Espresso Coffee Maker

Wacaco Picopresso Portable Espresso Coffee Maker

Even for its small size, the Picopresso is durably built, with a rugged design that travels incredibly well. The Picopresso comes with its own travel case and everything you need to brew barista-grade espresso and even clean up after. Priced at $99 (available for pre-order on Wacaco’s website), it’s an incredibly affordable purchase for anyone who’s passionate about their coffee… plus its 2-year international warranty should really sweeten the deal.

Designer: Wacaco

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Wacaco Picopresso Portable Espresso Coffee Maker

Wacaco Picopresso Portable Espresso Coffee Maker

Wacaco Picopresso Portable Espresso Coffee Maker

The minimal window of this espresso maker gives your kitchen the designer upgrade it needs!

As an avid coffee drinker, I enjoy picking up a fancy drink from the cafe down the street. Instant microwaved coffee certainly helps kick-start our brain in the mornings, but it doesn’t match the added sweetness of a dash of mocha syrup, the foaminess of a latte, etc. An espresso maker would allow you to recreate these fancy coffee drinks at a cheaper cost and from the comfort of your kitchen. However, if you’ve seen the machines used by baristas, you’d know that they are quite bulky and probably wouldn’t match the decor of your living space. The Casa Fé espresso machine shrinks down these big machines into a product that can easily fit on your kitchen counter. The design itself is quite streamlined. It has a slender shape, almost as if the machine exists as a thick rectangular frame. Also, the simple color options, black and white, allow for the product to match seamlessly with any kitchen color scheme.

Still, there are plenty of small compact espresso machines. What makes the Casa Fé unique? Its compact size is not the only way that this product makes itself more accessible. My favorite aspect of this product is that it encourages experimentation among coffee lovers. It has a few intuitive buttons along the top and side of the frame, which control the temperature, amount of water, and pressure of coffee and water. Also, to sweeten the deal, the Casa Fé has a dial for controlling the amount of whipped cream to add to your espresso. The customization lets users experiment and create new coffee concoctions – just like the baristas with their “secret menu” items. The Casa Fé even has Bluetooth compatibility, so it can record the settings you used for each brew and save it to a companion app on your phone. From there, you can share your recipes with an online community of coffee lovers.

Ironically, the Casa Fé fosters social interaction from the comfort of your own home. This is quite comforting during 2020. In a time when we must self-isolate, it is helpful to find ways to connect to others (even if it is through something as simple as sharing coffee mixes).

Designer: Jae-won Han

This moon coffee maker will make your morning missions easy!

If you are a coffee addict then you will feel excited about new appliances that increase the joy you feel when brewing! This conceptual coffee machine is very unlike the espresso makers in the market and it’s the aesthetics that set it apart. It is a dream machine for people who love coffee and space exploration equally (like me!).

The compact capsule shape makes it look like a moon lander for your counter and is obviously powered by caffeine which is only the second most powerful fuel after rocket fuel! The designer’s main focus was to retain some of the rawness and the mechanical steampunk look of the traditional Italian espresso makes while maintaining a clean shape that adds character to the product. There is a tubular water/steam container at the back which I feel can be extended down for added support for the appliance. There is also another container for your beans which I assume leads to a small grinder mechanism inside so you only get the freshest cup of joe each time. Overall, the shape is very unique and combines the nostalgic steampunk elements with clean, smooth curves for a balanced modern machine.

I almost feel like this should come with a voice feature that does a countdown to when your coffee is ready. “I’ve always been fascinated with those big chrome machines that almost looked like a small lab, it made me think about how we perceive coffee now when the whole ritual is being reduced to a capsule and a press of a button. When sitting down to settle on my concept I thought how can I incorporate this love for mechanical and tactile looking objects, with an updated clean look? Can I make a coffee machine that looks scientific but also has a cute character?” says Yehuda. T – 10 seconds till I have my second (or fourth) cup!

Designer: Roee Ben Yehuda

This coffee machine was designed to let you make espressos with one hand

To all the coffee lovers like myself, staying quarantined has made us realize that there is an unparalleled joy that we experience when a barista makes you a drink vs when you make one for yourself. If you truly want to make coffee that matches the level of cafes, you need an espresso machine – now I know what you’re thinking, they are complicated and there are way too many accessories, it is high maintenance, etc. But what if there was an appliance that combined all the accessories into one espresso machine and made it easy for even beginners to enjoy a foamy cappuccino? Say hello to Rebuild: ratio!

Since professional coffee machines have a different product for each part of the process, Rebuild:ratio was designed as an espresso machine that would streamline the process of making coffee and while not taking away from the authentic process. This espresso machine gives you a high-quality product with easy user experience. Feel like barista yourself when you grind the beans and steam your milk but without the hassle of keeping up with three separate appliances. While the machine looks like a complicated, professional one, it has actually been organized in a way for you to feel confident about making cafe-grade beverages with ease. There are three shape concepts: layer, build, and tool that make up this sleek appliance.

The analog-type grinder door is one of its most distinguished features when compared to existing machines. This enables the user to differentiate between the grinding part and the discharge part using a simple opening-closing action and minimizing the porter filter movement. It has been designed such that if you need to remove the knock box by holding the porter filter you can easily remove it using just one hand. The front and side sides of the knock box cover are created to be smoothly removed without friction, unlike most espresso machines, especially the ones made for home use.

To prevent water from getting all around the machine or from any milk-steaming accidents, the drip tray is made of diagonal lines for more efficient draining. This induces the water to enter the tray when it falls instead of making the surrounding area dirty. To keep with the clean lines aesthetic, the handle is not made to be protruding and adds to the seamless visual build. The transparent water container lets you check the amount and refill accurately. The slightly curved lid makes opening and closing effortless. The only parts that protrude from the overall linear design are the bucket, bucket support, and grinder parts to prevents the heat and wires from coming out of the vent hole when the machine is in close contact with the wall. Anyone else wants to open a home cafe after this?

Designers: Wankeun Oh, Lee Hyo min and Studio OKL

The world’s smallest espresso maker is literally the size of a coffee-cup

Small enough to fit into any bag, but powerful enough to rival your barista’s espresso-making setup, this is COFFEEJACK… A pint-sized coffee machine that has a patent-pending micro-hydraulic press inside it that can pump out coffee at a magical excess of 9 bars of pressure, rivaling any professional-grade espresso maker.

COFFEEJACK comes from the folks at Hribarcain, famed for their great work in the EDC department. Now, they’ve set out to shrink the coffee machine to a form factor so small, you might as well carry it around everywhere you go along with the rest of your belongings. The COFFEEJACK works with any coffee-grind, enabling you to have your favorite espresso anywhere you go, while also reducing your dependence on those earth-polluting Nespresso and Keurig pods. Just add your coffee grind to the lower chamber and COFFEEJACK’s in-built tamper will level the grounds and pack them tightly. Open out the pump and pour hot water into the upper chamber and you’re ready to go! The espresso maker’s manual pump matches the high-pressure output of most coffee machines, giving you an espresso that is as deliciously thick and even has that layer of flavor-packed crema on top, just like the one your barista makes with professional equipment.

The patent-pending hydraulic pump at the heart of the COFFEEJACK is what sets it apart. Unlike your domestic french-press or pour-over setup, COFFEEJACK creates the 9-10 bars of pressure needed for a great espresso. Your pour-over and french-press don’t exceed 1 bar of pressure, while the Moka pot and Aeropress peak at roughly 3-4 bars. COFFEEJACK’s high-pressure internal pump, coupled with its ridiculously small size gives it an advantage on all fronts, keeping it as portable as your Aeropress, affordable as your domestic setup, as top-notch as the coffee machine your local café uses, and a whole lot more eco-friendly than those pod-based coffee delivery systems, because the COFFEEJACK is made 100% out of recycled plastic!

Designers: Ashley Hribar-Green & Matthew Aston Cain

Click Here to Buy Now: $90. Hurry, only 21/3580 left! Raised over $490,000.

COFFEEJACK- The Pocket Sized Barista

COFFEEJACK is factually the smallest espresso machine on the market (only 100mm high) while producing coffee shop quality coffee.

COFFEEJACK has a patent-pending micro-hydraulic press inside it that can pump out coffee at a magical excess of 9 bars of pressure, rivaling any professional-grade espresso maker.

Why Espresso?

Espresso is the main brewing method for professional coffee shops/baristas as it can be made into any coffee variety and is richest in flavor. However, it is also the hardest and most expensive process due to the high pressure required for the extraction.

COFFEEJACK is able to produce espresso coffee at low cost, high quality and complete portability.

Great Coffee in Three Simple Steps

1. Add your favorite coffee.

2. Fill with hot water.

3. Pump approximately 8 times for a perfect espresso extraction.


Completely portable. Can be used anywhere from your desk to the top of a mountain.

Unique automatic tamper system. Essential for the best espresso extraction.

Bespoke Filter System.

COFFEEJACK can be used to make coffee varieties like: Flat White, Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Mocha, Espresso and Macchiato.

COFFEEJACK uses shatter-resistant borosilicate glass.

16 BILLION disposed coffee cups disposed every year with harmful plastic laminates and lids. COFFEEJACK = No disposable cups, up to 85% saving and the same great taste.

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The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

Twisting is a pretty common interaction that we’ve sort of taken for granted. You can use it for any sort of secure tightening (or loosening) action, or even for compression and expansion, especially given that it requires much lesser effort… take the car-jack for instance.

The twisting action is a fun and functional one, and it found its way into this Joseph Joseph Lemon Juicer, and consequently into the Twist Press, a hand-operated espresso maker that can rival a state-of-the-art, expensive, espresso machine. The Twist uses a container with a helical guide, and a plunger that twists downwards, forcing the liquid through the coffee powder. It creates a high-pressure that’s effortless and powerful enough to churn out a thick coffee concentrate that you most definitely wouldn’t get with a french-press or a pour-over.

80% of the fun is in operating the Twist (the remaining 20% is in drinking your coffee, duh!) With the simple, effortless interaction that is a whole lot easier than applying vertical pressure (as you probably would with an aeropress), the Twist allows you to brew the coffee you desire. Just by regulating the amount of water and the brew time, you can make yourself anything from an intense, thick shot of espresso, to a tall, irresistible glass of black coffee. With just three cylindrical parts that can easily be rinsed under running water or placed in a dishwasher, maintaining the Twist is as simple as operating it is… Be careful though, you may find yourself making too many cups of coffee!

Designer: Barista & Co.

Coffee GIF | The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

The Twist Press brings joy to the process of coffee-brewing

This V12 Espresso Machine Is Made with Gold and Diamonds

Super Veloce is a German company that coffee machines inspired by aviation and motorsport. Among their luxurious, functional art pieces are a series of Formula 1 V12 engine espresso machines. This one is the deluxe model called the Espresso Veloce Royale 01.

The 62 pound metal machine is inspired by the V12 engine of Formula 1 race cars from the 1990s, and is made from a variety of metals including aerospace-grade aluminum, surgical stainless steel, silver, and titanium, but what really sets this edition apart are its much pricier materials. This over-the-top espresso maker also contains real 18-carat white gold, diamonds, amethyst gems, and thermoset carbon fiber, impregnated with gold leaf.

Each of these limited-edition machines comes with four matching espresso cups that are just as luxurious as the coffee maker itself. It’s perfect for wealthy automobile and caffeine lovers. Although we don’t know the exact price right now, you know what they say: “if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.”

[via Luxury Launches via Mike Shouts]

Don’t Stresso with this Espresso

The past few years have seen the coffee brew devices market explode thanks to the likes of Kickstarter and Indiegogo. You can now enjoy the same well-rounded flavor from your local barista straight from the machine or you can replicate this on top of a mountain, your pick. I think I’ll go with the machine, but the fact that the option is there – that’s amazing. With these advances made, it would appear the market seems to have nailed down the fundamentals and are now striving to make better-looking products.

Staresso is certainly the ones making strides in the right direction with their espresso maker. Having won a Red Dot, this gorgeous espresso maker really does stand out from the crowd. Simple to use and elegantly designed, this device can be used in an array of locations from the office and house, to the great outdoors and business trips – and above all the Staresso Espresso Maker requires no special maintenance and due to its open design, it makes cleaning the device easy and quick. The thought process for this product doesn’t just stop at the device, the packaging reflects the design choices of the product and completes a well-rounded package fit for any coffee lover.

Designer: Staresso