Gadgets made from concrete aren’t new. Are they practical? Given how heavy they are, the answer is usually no, but in terms of aesthetics, it’s hard to deny that there is a certain industrial/raw feel that you get from concrete that adds a ton of appeal, especially if that’s the look that you’re going for.

Now if you’re a coffee enthusiast, then you might be interested to learn about the AnZa espresso machine. This is put together by design company montaag and it is basically an espresso machine made out of concrete (there’s also a model made from white corian). While it does look pretty “raw”, know that it is pretty smart as it will have IoT connectivity, meaning that you’ll have remote control over it and it could play nicely with IoT platforms.

Unfortunately details about the AnZa machines are a bit sparse at the moment, but the company plans on launching them on Kickstarter come August, so those who are interested will be able to find out more then and also help back the project. The AnZa espresso machine is also expected to be launched in 2018, so if you’re looking for an appliance that will stand out, this could be it.

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