This Formula 1 inspired coffee machine will rev up your mornings: The Espresso Veloce
Bring the power of a race car to your morning with the Espresso Veloce, a coffee machine like no other, produced in the style of a Formula 1 engine in half scale. Available in V8, V10, and supercharged V12 models, this is truly the ultimate in coffee engineering.
The Espresso Veloce uses coffee capsules and you can rev up your coffee at the push of a button. Founder Paolo Mastroguiseppe brings us these limited edition machines with runs of 500 (380 for another model) and are truly the most bad-ass precision coffee engines I have ever seen.
Details and Specifications
Precision manufactured, with over 90 machined components in a high-tech facility using solid billets of high-grade aerospace alloys, similar to those used in contemporary Grand Prix engines. Every component is inspected to ensure it conforms to tolerances within a tenth of a millimeter. The cam covers and other prominent components then undergo a chemical anodising process to release colour into the alloy. Parts like the engine’s intake venturis are hand-polished with wheel and compound to create a high lustre finish. Moreover the exhaust pipes – an eye catching part of these masterpieces – are fashioned from aviation grade titanium alloy and then hand crafted using tungsten and argon welding techniques.
After assembly the exhausts are immersed in a zirconium ball-polishing machine where they tumble for at least 18 hours so giving them the perfect mirror-like finish. The next process is to heat the tips of the exhaust pipes to create the blue lustre like that seen on an original competition motor that has run a few race laps.
All components then enter the intricate assembly process where each Espresso Veloce is hand-assembled by expert technicians using over 260 stainless steel fasteners to form the complex architecture of this 1:2 scale Grand Prix motor. Once the engine casing is assembled an internal tank is placed into position and coupled to a high pressure, vibrating pump. This pump feeds an inline heat exchanger passing the boiling water through an array of pipes into the capsule-type group head. Volumetric control by a programmable electronic brain then delivers the perfect espresso at an optimal 22 bar pressure.
Below is a video showing us the love, care and POWER that went into designing and manufacturing this high octane coffee machine. Visit Espresso Veloce to find out more or get your hands on your own custom espresso maker. The V12’s price comes in at around $15,000, so you better like coffee…