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Design Sleuth: The AnZa Espresso Machine

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Design Sleuth: The AnZa Espresso Machine

April 12, 2021

Perhaps we’re late to the game, but recently we’ve been spotting a mysterious and interesting-looking espresso maker in stylish kitchens. After a bit of digging we discovered the source: It’s called the AnZa and it’s “the lovechild of two not-so-strange bedfellows: a professional Norwegian design studio and an espresso repair shop, both sharing the same space in Berkeley, California,” according to the design team. “It’s what happens when you treat an appliance like sculpture or a piece of furniture.”

“AnZa in Concrete offers Brutalist overtures at once softened by contrasting white ceramic accents,” the designers say. “The espresso machine is clad in a hand-cast concrete shell and features porcelain touch-points, powder coated steel, and brass highlights. The AnZa in white features a crisp Corian shell with natural wood and brass components.”

Here’s a look at the two current models on offer:

Corian

An AnZa spotted in the Vancouver kitchen of Sarah Shabacon, owner of Bohème Goods, featured on June Supply.
Above: An AnZa spotted in the Vancouver kitchen of Sarah Shabacon, owner of Bohème Goods, featured on June Supply.
The AnZa White has a crisp white Corian shell and natural brass and wood detailing; $loading=
Above: The AnZa White has a crisp white Corian shell and natural brass and wood detailing; $1,180 from AnZa.

Concrete

The concrete AnZa coffee machine, spotted at Le Chacuel + Spa in Joshua Tree.
Above: The concrete AnZa coffee machine, spotted at Le Chacuel + Spa in Joshua Tree.
The AnZa Concrete Espresso Machine has a brutalist concrete finish, a wooden base, a vintage ceramic knob and handle, with brass details completing the industrial design; $loading=
Above: The AnZa Concrete Espresso Machine has a brutalist concrete finish, a wooden base, a vintage ceramic knob and handle, with brass details completing the industrial design; $1,180 from Uncrate.

For more espresso posts, see:

10 Easy Pieces: The Best Espresso Machines

Dark Horse Coffee Automat in Toronto, Designed by Mjölk

10 Easy Pieces: Stovetop Espresso Makers

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