For the coffee lover who has garages filled with vintage European sports cars or perhaps a working air field on his or her country estate comes the Aviatore Veloce Superjet 100, a single-serve coffee machine based around a jet engine design and composed of aviation-grade materials.
The aerospace-inspired machine, weighing in at an immodest 61 pounds and measuring approximately 18 inches tall and 31 inches long, follows several models of an automotive racing-engine machine created by the parent brand Super Veloce lead engineer and designer, Italian Paolo Mastrogiueppe.
The automotive-inspired machines, some of which come in V-8, V-10 and V-12 models, each featuring different high-grade metals and finishes, are all described as “Single Serve, Ground Coffee Capsule type Espresso maker with Grappa Dispenser” while Super Veloce is describing the jet-inspired counterpart as a “Single Serve, High-Pressure Brewing System for Tea leaves or Coffee Grinds.”
We’re waiting to hear back from Super Veloce — which reflects a combination of the Espresso Veloce (automotive) and Aviatore Veloce (aviation) lines — about the efficacy of its latest creation as an actual quality espresso-making device, and we’ll provide details should they come in. The company boasts little about its machines’ coffee capabilities but says all items are intended to be “hand-crafted collectible masterpieces” that can be passed down from generation to generation.
Super Veloce says the Aviatore machine is composed of aviation-grade 6061 T6, 2000 Series aluminium alloy, stainless steel 316 Ti, 304 and aluminium bronze, although there’s no mention of the interior components.
To begin to understand the value of these machines, it’s worth noting that a set of four titanium espresso vessels in the company’s small accessory line sells for €345 (approximately $370 USD).
Nick Brown is the editor of Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine.