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Miso Soup Dispensers Are the Espresso Machines of Soup

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Looks like miso soup has edged out espresso as the preferred office pick-me-up — at least in Japan, where miso soup maker Marukome has introduced a machine that turns packets of prepackaged miso soup into individualized bowls of the salty, delicious heaven. The machine (marketed as the “Wan Shot” to play off of both the English idiom and the Japanese word for soup bowl) is targeted towards small restaurants or professional offices that consume between fifty to a hundred bowls of miso soup a day, so it’s a wise investment for any office looking to up their employee satisfaction. The Wan Shot comes with a default miso soup flavor but offers up to eight other varieties that can be purchased separately.

H/T Rocketnews24

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Handpresso — An Espresso Machine For Your Car

Got a commute to work that’s longer than 2 minutes? Perfect, that’s just enough time for a cup of espresso, if you’re using Handpresso, the thermos-sized espresso machine built for your car.

This ‘handy’ machine is roughly the same size as a thermos, plugs in to a 12V cigarette lighter socket, and will make your espresso with a few heavy splashes of water. Using 16 bars of pressure, 140 Watts of power and a cycle that takes roughly 2 minutes, the Handpresso boasts multiple ‘flavor pods’ for ultimate selection and taste.

The unit is priced at 149 Euros, or the current equivalent of roughly 200 US dollars.

 

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The ManPRESSO Machine

The Espresso machine comes home, electricity-free and relatively inexpensive!

The Presso might lack the bells, whistles and even the electrical power of other espresso machines. But what it lacks in flash it makes up for in utility as this device brings home-made human-powered espresso right to your kitchen with ease. The device has two metal arms on either side of the machine that utilizes leverage and a specially designed one-way valve to produce approximately 10 bar of pressure on your ground and tamped coffee. Just add hot water to the device’s reservoir, and press down on the arms and voila! Home-made espresso!

 

 

 

Conventional espresso machines can range from few hundred to even a few thousand dollars depending on the features it offers, so $149.99 for this electricity-free bad boy is not too shabby.

(via Thinkgeek)

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Concrete Espresso Machine

Ever get fed up with electronics and want to smash one into pieces!? Well… You can’t really do that with this Concrete Espresso Machine! This is a Lavazza espresso machine encased in a concrete casing which was designed by Schmuel Linkski. Talk about sacrifice,  you gain some durability, but imagine bringing this back from the store!  (Thx Gizmodo)

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La Marzocco’s Strada

La Marzocco’s Strada is currently all the hype in the coffee universe. Heres the 411 on what an espresso machine actually does… It makes coffee. No but really, it makes some good strong coffee that goes great with a fag… A cigarette. The new thing with La Marzocco’s Strada is that you can have more control over the water pressure  that is forced through the coffee beans! Get some, Starbucks! (Thx Gizmodo)