One into Two

Yolegmma Marquez

Inspired by the purity of the geometric shapes represented in Vignelli’s works, the “One into two” espresso coffee cup shows that the proportions of an accurate espresso can be represented in physical forms. The minimalist design and the stackable function embody the simplicity and pureness of a cup of espresso.

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Research

The espresso has a sheer variety of chemical substances inside a single roasted coffee bean. Scientists estimate there are more than 1,200 of them, of which perhaps 700-800 are volatile compounds responsible for aroma. The espresso process releases more volatiles than other methods of preparation. The main differences between espresso coffee and drip coffee are the fineness of the grind and the brewing time.

It takes roughly 50 coffee beans to make a single cup of espresso. After roasting and grinding, the coffee weighs around 6.5 grams. It brews coffee at exactly 92 degrees, filters out 95% of chlorine and can customize each cup.

Process

Concept 1

Espresso

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Concept 2

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3D Printed Models

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User Interaction

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Final Models

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