illy kiss combines a passion for espresso with swiss precision illy kiss combines a passion for espresso with swiss precision
nov 27, 2013

illy kiss combines a passion for espresso with swiss precision

illy kiss combines a passion for espresso with swiss precision
all images courtesy of illy




boosting the original illy iperespresso system, illy caffé in collaboration with swiss mechanical engineering company gotec have developed the new ‘illy kiss’. the 16cm x 16cm x 21cm compact espresso maker weighs less than 3 kilograms and marries traditional swiss precision with the coffee extraction system. when viewed from above, the machine looks like a watch with three cylinders set on its round base. the main body is made from anodized aluminum, with a glass water tank, stainless steel technical parts and a magnetic cup tray. the all in one piece combines the pump, heating unit, and flow control into the smallest space as possible. this integrated unit is made possible by a spur wheel and a worm screw – the water pressurizing process doesn’t vibrate or make any noise, while the pump heating systems create just enough water to make a cup of espresso. using minimal energy, the desired quantity of coffee and temperature can be programed through the small touch screen.



the three cylinders are set on a round base with an anodized aluminum body, glass water tank and stainless steel components



the touch control screen sets the desired quantity of coffee and temperature, delivering in silence using minimal energy



viewed from the top, the machine looks like a watch



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  • Is it set to go to market? It’s beautiful, I’d love one.

    Juanita says:
  • You know what precision tastes like? Watered-down coffee.

    greg says:
  • Oh Hurray, when i look atop my expresso machine, it looks like a watch, how useful.

    Bas says:
  • That FLOWER Is ruining everything.
    It’s like having a fucking meaningless sentence on your t shirt

    Quentin says:

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