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cafe balao coffee maker brews with chemistry kit carafes
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dec 04, 2013
cafe balao coffee maker brews with chemistry kit carafes


cafe balao coffee maker brews with chemistry kit carafes
all images courtesy of davide mateus

 

 

 

portugal based designer davide mateus has reimaginged the coffee-making process as a scientific experiment, creating a machine that looks to be straight out of a laboratory. made from two, delicate blown-glass flask incorporated with an electric heater at its base, the transparent system allows the user to visualize the brewing procedure and prepares in just a third of the time than an alcohol-fueled machine. based on the brief ‘coffee made at home’, mateus explores the root of why people choose to self-brew, and incorporates an entertaining and fun approach to the visual aesthetic. ‘cafe balao’ rethinks the caffeine kick, allowing coffee connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike to play the role of chemist.

 

 


two blown-glass volumes complete the set

 

 


the ground coffee sits at the top of the electric heater and filters to the base

 

 


the designer’s sketches indicate the process of the coffee-making machine

 

 

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