Simply good coffee
The good stuff is still out there. The new Swiss espresso machine ZURIGA is proof of that: elegant, environmentally friendly and easy to operate. Invented by Moritz Güttinger from Zurich, it has been built with help from glass from SCHOTT.
The story of this coffee maker begins with a disgruntled coffee lover: It annoyed Moritz Güttinger that his expensive Italian espresso machine was unable to consistently conjure up a delicious hot drink. Why was it so difficult to find the perfect settings to serve up something tasty? The environmental engineer took apart the appliance, thought a lot about it and then learned a great deal about the technical art of preparing espresso.
Thus was born – after much fiddling in his back-street studio in Zurich – a truly special product: a striking, affordable appliance for the home which made simply good espresso every time. Finished? Not yet. The financing for its development came from a crowdsourcing initiative. To ensure that the coffee tasted like it does at an Italian bar, the system had to be something entirely new – from concept to finished product – and it has been registered for a patent. It uses a filter holder so it does not contribute to the mountains of waste created from pods and capsules. The technical components come from a number of sources which Güttinger himself put together. The water container was developed by the Swiss glass blowing workshop GlasForm in Gossau together with SCHOTT – the material used is CONTURAX® Pro profile tubing.
ZURIGA express is not only supposed to be less expensive than other machines, but it also should be quicker: In two minutes the espresso should be steaming. Adds Moritz Güttinger: “We found that to make good coffee, we needed to return to keeping it simple.” Finished!