cafe balao coffee maker brews with chemistry kit carafes
cafe balao coffee maker brews with chemistry kit carafes cafe balao coffee maker brews with chemistry kit carafes
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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  • Well helloooo, the cona coffee maker was invented in 1825
    So much for re-imagination!!!

    anon0512 says:
  • Where is the final coffee?

    meiha says:
  • @anon0512 Helloooooo, they say “prepares in just a third of the time than an alcohol-fueled machine” which means they are aware.

    Andreas says:
  • @Meiha
    I think the steam of the boiling water pushes the water into the upper part. When all the water is up, you take out the heater and the water wil flow back.

    Alex says:
  • hehe the nerd meth cookers coffee apparatus from breaking bad season 3!!!

    ... says:
  • hellooooo, to put a vintage-ish electric cord on an archetypal coffe-maker… great design job! I guess they should do the same on a Bialetti coffee maker and claim that they re-imagined the italian moka pot

    anon0512 says:
  • just google “antique cona coffee machine”…

    ronga says:
  • where can we buy one?

    rob says:

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