Yanko Design recommends these unique coffee makers to shop that replace the boxy espresso machines!

I love coffee, I need it to start my day, or else I simply refuse to start my day! It’s the boost of energy, dose of motivation, and rush of serotonin that I need every morning. And, I’m pretty sure that’s the case for most of us. However, with the pandemic caging us to our homes, we’ve been unable to grab some coffee from our preferred baristas and coffee shops! Hence, learning to brew my own coffee is something I’ve had to learn, and it’s really not so bad. There is a different satisfaction and pleasure in sipping caffeine that you know is the result of your own hard work, something precariously prepared with your own personal touch to it. A unique, innovative, and interactive coffee machine is all you need, and ninety-five percent of the battle is won (the other five percent is you setting aside your laziness and actually operating the machine)! Hopefully, this collection of super cool and easy-to-use coffee machines will start you off on your coffee brewing journey. Cheers!

Kork Kafeware was designed to encourage people to take a break from the daily struggles and enjoy me-time. Functionally, it gives you the best of both worlds, stainless steel is durable and cork is heat-resistant. The eco-conscious range includes french press, espresso maker, goose-neck kettle, and coffee grinder which is all you need to enjoy a perfect cup at home. Kork uses the inherent qualities of cork and polished stainless steel to create a natural, functional product designed to last a lifetime. Cork is a sustainable alternative to plastic and offers unique insulative, elastic and lightweight properties to the design.

It’s 2020, the world is practically on fire, but the Bariseur 2.0 does a pretty good job of making mornings a little more pleasurable than they would have been. In its second edition, the beverage-brewing alarm clock comes with an updated design featuring a better brewing system using a one-of-a-kind immersion brewer that works equally well with tea or coffee. Rather than brewing your drink right into the cup, the immersion brewer keeps your beverage contained in a chamber, allowing you to pour yourself a cuppa whenever you need it. The smell, however, wafts out pretty effortlessly, allowing you to wake up to the aroma of coffee beans or aromatic tea. The Bariseur 2.0 even features a redesigned shower-head and smart induction heater that allows water to be scattered across your coffee grounds or tea leaves evenly, and at a precise temperature of 94° C – ideal for brewing.

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With GoSun’s portable brewer, you can make an incredible cup of coffee or tea, from start to finish, in an all in one cup anywhere, anytime – nothing can stop you! The power comes from a 130W Heater and an integrated French press which have been fused into a doubled insulated mug that will not only brew your drink but will keep your drink hot for hours. So if you are like me and avoid camping because you turn into a bear without your caffeine fix, GoSun has got you. GoSun Power 266 lets you brew up to eight coffee cups if your trip demands you to stay off the grid for long hours. The power bank is as multifunctional as the coffee maker, it also has the capabilities of a flashlight and a wireless charger that can charge up to five devices simultaneously.

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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. Designed by Ashley Hribar-Green & Matthew Aston Cain, 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.

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The Espresso Veloce RS Black Edition is a luxurious espresso machine by Super Veloce and looks like a flat-six engine replica of the real ones released in 1935. Unlike its predecessor who had a metallic finish, this one sports a matte black and anodized satin finish with bright black accents…after all, it is the Black Edition. The interesting part of the Black Edition is that it was created using the same materials used in the actual Porsche 933’s engine – titanium, aluminum, and surgical stainless steel. It also features a jet-black, hand-laid, high-pressure thermoset carbon fiber which aids in reducing the machine’s overall weight just as they would in a car to make it faster. I am curious if it sounds like an engine too when it is brewing.

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Making a cup of coffee with Draw becomes much easier because it provides you with the tools you need to brew your cuppa down to the nearest gram and the nearest ten seconds. The silicone leash on the side comes with a display integrated right into it that lets you measure the amount of coffee you place in the filter, the amount of water you pour, and finally lets you time the entire process with a 5-minute timer that counts in 10-second increments. The brewed coffee finally collects in the Tritan container below, just waiting to be poured into your favorite cup and relished to the last drop. Sure instant coffee is easier, but when has the easier path led to better things?

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The Pakt was designed by Malcolm Fontier & Impel Studio for those coffee aficionados, that prefer having control over their brew no matter what. They love traveling, but they hate the idea of instant coffee or pre-made coffee decoctions. Pakt allows you to carry your brewing apparatus anywhere you go. The size of a thermos, it packs every aspect of the brewing process into its compact, cylindrical form. Nesting multiple elements into one another like Matryoshka dolls, Pakt comes with an electric kettle to heat water, a pour-over unit to collect your brew, and a coffee canister to carry your favorite blend of coffee along with you. When traveling, the units nest within each other, creating an all-in-one compact cylinder that’s easy to carry around. Minimal tolerances ensure a perfect fit, so that components don’t rattle around, or get damaged while you’re traveling.

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The Newton Espresso Machine is a minimal, lever-free coffee machine. It allows users to craft their coffee in a manual and industrial manner. You feel exactly like a barista as you tamp the basket and apply the right amount of pressure on the handle, with the beautiful aroma of espresso slowly wafting towards your nose. It transforms coffee making into an even more intimate and interactive experience. Additionally, the hands-on coffee brewing experience leaves behind no waste!

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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 twisting action is a fun and functional one, and consequently into the Twist Press by Barista & Co., 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. 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.

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Many of us who love coffee often struggle to find a balance between good flavor, convenience, and environmental impact – somehow you can only always pick two. The majority of people and offices use single-serve coffee pods because of the convenience factor but they are only escalating the waste problem by large numbers on a daily basis, this is where Bruvi steps in. Just like other coffee pod systems, it comes with a water reservoir and a pad to put your mug on. But what makes it different is the pod that goes into the coffee machine – ‘B-pods’ not only offers premium coffee brands but they are produced ethically and certified sustainable. They are 100% recyclable and are designed to degrade naturally without leaving any microplastics behind. The LED touch screen interface makes it easy to use and customize your drinks right to the level of acid and temperature. It also features sustainable bamboo on the handle, drip tray, and water tank cover.

Click Here to Buy Now: $228