The JCT600 Barista Beetle is a concept coffee machine, designed for the home and office, that pays tribute to Volkswagen’s lasting influence on the wider field of product design. VW’s unique style and personality has been extended to an interior product that has become part of people’s daily lives.
The shape of the product was designed in a formal language by reinterpreting the VW Beetle’s coupe-style loop line, the frameless door, and the alloy wheel that followed the curved slope of the side. The dynamic color of the ‘Barista Beetle’ gives the user an enjoyable user experience by giving life to the atmosphere of a static modern interior.
The top part of the sliding wing cover was designed with a metaphorical meaning to inform the beginning of the ceremony to eat coffee, and it was designed to be able to slide in both directions. Moving the sliding cover to the right, the user can insert a coffee capsule. By moving the sliding cover to the left, you can easily fill the water in the built-in water tank. If you need to clean the water tank, you can remove the water tank located on the back of the coffee machine.
Commissioned by JCT600 and designed by Jarim Koo, The ‘Barista Beetle’ tries to hide as much of the complexity as possible. Particularly, the capsule container and the water container are positioned on the rear side. This provides a simple facade. It is designed to enable rotation of the body around the cradle for user convenience when using the rear positioned elements.
You can choose from four different cup sizes: ristretto, espresso, lungo and americano. It is equipped with the function to extract hot water separately, and the water temperature can be adjusted in four steps, so you can enjoy a fully customized brew.
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