Piamo: An Espresso Maker for the Microwave

Finally – you don’t need one of those fancy machines to make an espresso anymore, nor do you have to trot yourself over to your local coffee shop. Instead, there’s Piamo, a compact, portable espresso maker that delivers your hot cup of fuel in 30 seconds, all from your microwave.

Christoph Meyl partnered with his brother Hendrik to formulate the idea to what it is today, and the duo brought in LUNAR Europe to help with the design. The results could not make espresso drinking any easier. Fill the cup with water and coffee, then stack it, flip it, and place it in the microwave. Microwave to let the pressure build up and push the water through the coffee. Then presto – a cup of espresso!

They’re currently seeking funding to finalize the project, so get in on the caffeinated action here.

It’s tiny size makes it perfect for keeping in your office desk drawer or packing it in your suitcase when you’re traveling.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.