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Home espresso, refashioned

28. Juli 2017

Born out of passion for good coffee and boredom with the default home espresso machine vernacular, the AnZa aims to bring new life and love to your countertop

Concrete. Corian. Wood. Steel. Brass. Glass.

Largely ordinary materials not ordinarily found on espresso machines. Yet their application suggests one need not look far for elements necessary to create a dramatically new experience—emotional, practical, or otherwise. AnZa in Concrete offers Brutalist overtures at once softened by contrasting white ceramic accents. The AnZa is what happens when you treat an appliance like a sculpture or a piece of furniture. The AnZa was created in a backyard shed by Montaag designers in Berkeley, California. The AnZa uses materials seldom found in kitchen appliances, not to mention espresso machines. The result is aspectacular espresso machine that will bring life to any kitchen, and an unparalleled conversation piece. After all, making espresso is an art, and the AnZa delivers beautiful coffee while working as a decorative sculpture. “Surprisingly little in the way of new thinking has taken place in the world of espresso machines—especially given the attention paid to progressive interior architecture and how much real estate these machines take up in your kitchen,” says Per Ivar Selvaag, Principal at Montaag.

The team releases the new production machines after four years of testing and refinement. The new AnZa machines offers more than a strong cup of coffee and distinctive profile. The concrete and Corian models will be equipped with connectivity, giving users remote access, IoT integration, and the ability to program machines to fuel espresso habits.

AnZa will be available via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter beginning in August, with machines available at the beginning of 2018

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