Express espresso: Funds sought for coffee maker

04 : 02 : 2013 Coffee : Lunar Europe : Gemodo Coffee

Germany – Gemodo Coffee and design studio Lunar Europe are seeking funding for a new coffee maker, which can brew an espresso in the microwave in 30 seconds.

Piamo Coffee Maker Piamo Coffee Maker
Piamo Coffee Maker Piamo Coffee Maker

Piamo is described on German crowdfunding site Startnext as ‘an alternative for all espresso drinkers, enabling them to get an espresso anywhere a microwave is accessible – at the office, at home and even when travelling.’

Users fill the chamber with water, place ground coffee or an espresso pad inside the filter and connect the two components. The water chamber and filter are stacked, flipped over and attached to the cup before being microwaved for 30 seconds. Piamo can be cleaned by hand or in a dishwasher.

Gemodo Coffee and Lunar Europe are seeking €250,000 ($338,435, £214,390) funding via Startnext. They are also working on other coffee solutions including a cappuccino maker.

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