About this project
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La Fenice® is the world's first coffee machine to adopt the electromagnetic induction technology. Improving energy efficiency and increasing performance is our main mission.
Design and Materials:
Since we started working in the coffee business we have looked with admiration at the 900’s Italian coffee maker, and have taken inspiration from that style of coffee machine. “La Fenice” is a tribute to the past with a futuristic viewpoint, dressed in a new outfit of aluminium, glass and wood.
In 2013, Roy Grinfeld joined our team and we began designing “La Fenice” after much study of the old coffee makers available in the Italian local market.
The electromagnetic induction Heater:
PCB, Pressure, flow rate and temperature control for a PERFECT COFFEE:
We have engineered one of the most advanced PCB ever seen in a coffee machine. Our PCB perfectly controls the power of our electromagnetic induction heater but also controls temperature, pressure and flow rate. Unlike most other coffee makers measuring temperature at the surface of the boiler, “La Fenice” directly measures the temperature of the water itself thanks to an advanced NTC, resulting in higher precision. Perfectly controlling temperature, pressure and flow rate, La Fenice can automatically set all the parameters for a perfect espresso or a perfect American filter coffee.
An open-source coffee Machine:
La Fenice is superflexible, thanks to its full range of filters it can prepare espresso and American filter coffee with your favourite ground coffee but also with the most common capsules on the market (*K-Cup® and Espresso Fap). Whatever your favourite coffee is, “La Fenice” is the right coffee machine for you!
*K-Cup® is a registered trademark of Keurig, Inc. La Fenice is not affiliated with Keuring Inc.
Electromagnetism and Limestone:
Modern studies found out that electromagnetism prevent limestone incrustation and this is why a new generation of electromagnetic water softener recently appeared on the market. We did some experiments on our coffee machine and it really seems to be limestone resistant. In order to prove it, we are going to send one of our prototype to one of the most famous Italian universities.
Only 99 handmade units all over the world. Copper, brass, chestnut wood and original handmade Murano glass. La Fenice LE is also customizable and your name will be written on it next its serial number. A picture of your coffee machine and your name will be also published on the wall of fame dedicated to the limited edition coffee machines owner.
Tests results (constantly updated):
Risks and challenges
We think we did the hardest part of the job, we tested our prototypes for one year and everything perfectly works. Final design is ready and we already met our suppliers , thanks to your help we can realize the moulds and bring La Fenice to Life. We only have to improve our pcb software to reach the perfection but we are on the right way. An UL agent already visited us, we know what we have to do, so we do not see any particular risk.
Manufacturing a nice product is always a challenge, believe in us and we promise we will do our best to be on time and fight against any adversities we may find.
We are going to build two models that fit the Us and EU standard:
1) 120V +/-10% 50/60Hz
2) 230V +/-10% 50/60Hz
Length: 14,18 in (36 cm)
Width: 6,5 in (16,5 cm)
Height: 16,55 in (42 cm)
Electric coffee grinder with low speed conical grinding mechanism made of special tempered steel to prevent coffee from overheating.
Fully adjustable settings and a uniform grind
Hopper capacity: 200 g
Capacity of the ground coffee container: 230 g
The grinder will be available in two version:
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