You might have noticed I have been attending a lot of launches recently! I’ve been very lucky because Poppy now goes to sleep at around 6.30pm so I can slip out while her Dad minds her.
Last week I was invited to the launch of the new Breville Dual Boiler Home Espresso Machine held at Mecca Espresso in Ultimo.
Hubby and I enjoy going out for a coffee as there are many good cafes in Marrickville, but it would be nice to have a good quality machine at home. Saying that, I don’t really have the bench space!
As I’m a tired old Mum, I quickly by-passed the wine table when I arrived and headed straight to the barista. It was a coffee event after all.
He used the Breville machine to make my coffee (pictured above) and it turned out beautifully. Cafe-quality, don’t you think? The crema was a great consistency and the taste was good too.
Here’s the nice man who made it for me.
It was really interesting hearing the design team talk about how it took them three and a half years from concept to launch to create this machine. There was so much thought given to how to really make a machine that functions like a commercial one, but that is suitable for residential use. Take a look at the video above for more details.
There were machines at the event for people to play with but I was too chicken as there were world barista champions and other experienced people present.
However, I did get chatting to the design team at Breville and they suggested I go into their studio to check out the design process. I would like to take them up on the offer as I am fascinated with how appliances like this come to fruition and the fact that people dedicate relatively huge chunks of their lives (as in, 3.5 years!) to creating them.
Would you be interested in reading a behind the scenes story about the Breville design studio? Let me know in the comments!