Italian appliance manufacturer Fulgor Milano has launched two models of barista-level coffee machines meant to blend seamlessly into a kitchen’s design.
Hailing from the coffee capital of the world, at least according to Fulgor Milano, the Italian company says that rich history informed the design and performance of its new built-in coffee machines. The product comes in 24 and 30-inch sizes and features an integrated whole-bean grinder, steam dispenser, milk reservoir, and other features and functions, including:
- Three different coffee temperature settings
- Five coffee strength settings: extra-strong, strong, medium, light, extra-light
- Five mug size settings: espresso, corto, medium, large, pot
- Hot water
- Stand-by mode for energy savings
- Three-minute water heating time
- Capacity for up to 400 grams of coffee beans
- Easy-to-clean, removable water reservoirs
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These integrated coffee machines fit well into any kitchen or coffee bar, says Fulgor Milano, but it’s meant to work best with the brand’s Sofia Professional and Distinto appliance lines. Design features include stainless steel, black tempered glass, and LED backlit buttons.
Integrated appliances are a hallmark of European design. The fashion-forward continent is known to lead the fashion and design world, and looking toward Europe can be one way to keep up with emerging trends in the U.S., especially in the premium luxury sector where European trends hit first.
“The evolution of the kitchen into the heart of the home has accelerated an emphasis on form,” according to Bertazzoni’s 2021 Kitchen Trend Report. “Recently, this has driven a rise in built-in kitchens with integrated appliances, which place the priority on beautiful form and seamless design.”
And with coffee consumption up 5% in the U.S. since 2015 and espresso drinks growing in popularity by 50% in the same timeframe, according to the National Coffee Association, it’s a highly practical product.
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