You might recall that back in 2016 we talked about a certain device called FUSE that is basically a portable espresso machine that you can take with you on the go. Portable coffee makers aren’t new, but one of the differences with FUSE was that it offered users modular components to brew different styles of coffee.

However it seems that the project has undergone a revamp and the team is back with a new system, the FUSE Porta Rista (we’re assuming a play on the words “portable” and “barista”). The modular concept has been kept the same, but they have simplified its components into X, Y, and Z modules.

The X module will basically brew a shot of espresso and its pressure can be adjusted depending on your preference. The Y module is aimed at users who prefer pressed coffee, and the Z module is a combination of both a grinder and a dripper for those who prefer having dripped coffee.

If getting your hands on fresh coffee beans is difficult, not to worry as the FUSE Porta Rista will work with coffee pods such as Segafredo Zanetti, Boncafe, Nespresso, and Illy iperEspresso. There are also additional plans in the future to make more modules, such as a milk frother, a moka pot, and a flask. It’s an interesting setup and if you do like the idea of brewing a fresh cup of coffee when you’re out and about, perhaps the FUSE Porta Rista is a Kickstarter project you might want to invest in.

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