Work It, Make It, Do It, Decaf

The Nilko “IMO” concept coffee maker by Alisson Wilson Ströher is an arm wrestling robot. Or, if that were a feature, it would be complete. As it stands, it’s compact (folds small,) folds out to many heights for tall or short containers, and holds enough water for lots of coffee. The water reservoir brews three average-sized packets of coffee. Simple, nice, orangy!

This design was sent to us here at Yanko by the designer, Alisson Wilson Ströher direct. It’s also been posted today on several other sites which each give their own unique view of the product. As the singular coffee maker fuels the design community, the design community appreciates the coffee maker: Coroflot, Trends Updates, The Design Blog, and Gizmodo.

Too hot, too hot, too hot to hold ya.

Designer: Alisson Wilson Ströher


  • This I like. It's simple, does the job, and is aesthetically pleasing. Plus, it's obviously from the future.

  • This I like. It’s simple, does the job, and is aesthetically pleasing. Plus, it’s obviously from the future.

  • Monty says:

    Anyone know how they would address the issue of difference in flavor between cups? For the beanphiles among us, I think they would balk at the concept of letting ground coffee sit for a period of time in-between coffee creation as well as the difference in flavor if you are the sad last person to get a cup of coffee. There is a difference in the strength of the coffee between the first cup and the last cup, plus the amount of coffee used is determined by the number of cups being created. I suppose if they are just making Folgers, it does not matter — but, something this cool really is a gourmet concept.

    • The idea of the pod type coffee brewers is that your getting a consistant cup, one “pod” (or packet)per cup. The pod machines are problematic in that your using in essence stale coffee (its all about time from roasting not grinding).

  • Sockatume says:

    I’m not sure you could fit enough water for three servings of coffee into that thing, let alone three packs! The mass has to go somewhere.

  • PeterSimpson says:

    How heavy does that base have to be to keep from falling over as you pull the arm?

  • M.S.W. says:

    Interesting, where is the switch/button to dispense the coffee into the container?

  • Guest says:

    Awful, it will color water, that's it.

  • Guest says:

    Awful, it will color water, that's it.

  • Dave says:

    This would be no different than getting a cup of stale swill from a Keurig. Worse, really, since at least those god-awful Keurig plastic thingies are sealed, but swill all the same.

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