In a sweet amalgamation of fast cars and great coffee, an unexpected triumph takes form. From its titanium valves to its sleek aluminium finish, the Limited Edition Espresso Veloce Titanio is a splitting image of a Formula One engine, and it might as well be. Aesthetically, the coffee machine is fashioned after 3.0-litre Formula One engines that were famously raced by Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna.
The essence of the machine boils right down to the philosophy of Grand Prix racing, where timing is measured to the thousandth of a second. Likewise, the heart of a perfect cup of coffee demands extreme precision. Having been forged from titanium, stainless steel and aluminium, the half-scale model of the 90s’ Grand Prix engines is more than a semblance of its authentic half-sister. And, not settling as merely a pretty face, the Espresso Veloce Titanio functions as beautifully as it looks. “Tailpipes” have been reborn as a separate dispenser, while a velvety, smooth espresso is managed with ease, thanks to the machine’s oil filter that doubles up as a grappa reservoir.
Call it a petrol head’s dream, but extreme detail in place including dyed cylinder tips will get your heart racing beyond potent cups of coffee. In the kitchen, the statement piece whirs alive, drawing the image of fast cars cutting corners and roaring through the race track, leaving dust to settle as the melody of engines fade away. Its moniker translates to “espresso speed” — a nod to racing teams, automotive design engineers and motoring enthusiasts around the world.
Available in V8, V10 and V12 configurations, the Espresso Veloce Titanio is limited to just 500 worldwide. The limited edition machines can be customized in colour combinations including red, blue, orange, gold, black and gunmetal. Measuring 38cm by 42cm by 34cm, the Espresso Veloce Titanio weighs an impressive 23kg. The man behind the machine, Italian designer Paolo Mastrogiuseppe, calls this design a product of creative passion, where his love for high tech formula one engines and jet propulsion drove him to craft “the ultimate objects of desire”.