Two young af Kiwis have created the world’s first portable espresso machine

coffee 14/11/2017
Image source: @brianna_ellin - Instagram

Well team, the millenials have done it again.

Brianna Ellin, 18 and her boyfried Josh Mittendorff, 20 have come up with the first portable espresso machine – a device that looks about the same size as a thermostat, only it can grind your fresh beans, press your coffee, boil your water AND froth your milk.

What a game changer.

The Whangaparoa based couple, have both worked as baristas and Ellin is studying business (and Chinese, smart girl) – So, these two have got the passion for 1. coffee, and 2. dollar signs, a perfect foundation for portable coffee machine makers , really.

I thought, 'Why don't we just go for it? What's holding us back? 

Ellin and Mittendorf had originally intended on importing portable coffee machines from overseas and selling them (kinda like Iyia Liu and the waist trainer phenomenon in 2016). However, nothing existed that could do the whole shebang in one, you know flat white in a portable machine. 

Ellin explained to the Herald:

"Coffee makers have been made before and patented that are portable but there's no coffee maker that's ever been invented or had a patent registered that makes coffee like an espresso machine would," 

So, they decided to come up with their own design.

 

We're young and have our whole lives ahead of us and have nothing to lose.

It’s so simple yet so fucking genius.

Who else is kicking ‘emselves for not coming up with it?

Ellin added: "I thought, 'Why don't we just go for it? What's holding us back? We're young and have our whole lives ahead of us and have nothing to lose. We may as well just give it a go'." 

Huge congrats to the couple.

Hoping to stock up on our own Porta Presso’s for festy season!