Ok don’t be shy, but who here has always secretly wanted some group action? You know, the kind of action where hands come from every direction and push all your right buttons… ultimately letting off a little steam. Yeah, making coffee can be so HOT! Especially when it’s with “The Barista” by Patrik Pettersson. Patrick knows just what you want and how you take it with this multiple partner espresso machine. This carousel design allows for multiple cups of espresso to be made simultaneously so that your dinner party or “social” can be all hot and excited on caffeine at the same time…a group climax to the evening, if you will.
Designer: Patrik Pettersson
Texts from the designer:
The barista espresso machine consists of a docking station, brewing unit and five espresso cups. One of the main features with the Barista is that it allows multiple users to be in charge of their own espresso brewing, instead of just only one person in conventional espresso makers. To enhance the portability and make it easier to carry, the Barista works in two modes, carry mode (collapsed) and brewing mode (raised). The Barista is connected to the wall outlet when in docking mode, and functions as conventional espresso machine, where beans are grounded for each individual cup in the kitchen.
To make it portable some task are divided up to optimize the power consumption; the coffee beans gets pre-grounded in the kitchen and the water is pre-heated into a thermos at the same time to eliminate unnecessary energy consumption.
Collapse the brew unit by pressing down the top part, to raise it, give the handle a push and the machine will raise by itself to brewing mode. The turning top allows the users to access the machine from all directions. Place cups on the tray and rotate the turning top part to move the nozzle over to the other cups.