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About this project

Welcome to AnZa! 

The AnZa espresso machine is the lovechild of two not-so-strange bedfellows: a professional design studio and an espresso repair shop, both sharing the same space in Berkeley, California.

Born out of passion for good coffee and boredom with the default espresso machine vernacular, the AnZa brings new life and love to your countertop. 

The AnZa is not your typical appliance, collecting dust on your countertop. Concrete. Corian. Wood. Steel. Brass. Glass. These largely ordinary materials are not often found on espresso machines. But their application shows you don’t need to look far to find design elements that create a dramatically new experience—emotional, practical, or otherwise. The result is a spectacular espresso machine, and an unparalleled conversation piece.

AnZa in Concrete

AnZa in Concrete offers Brutalist overtures at once softened by contrasting white ceramic accents.

 

 

 

AnZa in Corian

In Corian, AnZa playfully extends the ubiquitous kitchen counter material to a countertop appliance itself.

 

 

Whatever you choose, both models offer the same streamlined user-experience, resulting in a beautifully pulled espresso shot.

There has been surprisingly little innovation in the world of espresso machines, despite our obsession with interior architecture and kitchen design. Anza’s added value comes from its material choices and accessible functionality. AnZa delivers a cafe-quality experience in a fashion unlike any other appliance—truly earning its bit of valuable real estate on your kitchen countertop. The AnZa might not be technically unique, but the design and material choices of the AnZa make it something completely new, a conversation piece that aims to refashion the industry of home espresso machines.

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Our History

A few years ago, designers at Montaag set out on a creative experiment. What could it look like to treat an appliance like a work of art—without sacrificing quality? Based on the design team’s love of coffee, and our shared office space with an espresso repair shop, the AnZa design process kicked off. 

 

 

Our team sought inspiration from the many workshops and salvage yards surrounding us in the San Francisco Bay Area. We played endlessly with material, color, and tactility. Ultimately, we landed on product design principles that emphasize honest materials and intuitive functionality.

Design process

 

After many rounds of prototypes (and a display of our working model at Selfridges department store in London), we have fine-tuned the technical specs, and secured a full-scale manufacturer overseas.

 

Timeline

 

 

 

 

How easy is it to use AnZa? 

Concerned about the specs? Not to worry. In partnership with the espresso repair shop that shares our office, the AnZa team has benchmarked technical quality against other high-end espresso machines. The AnZa works as beautifully as it looks. 

The AnZa offers an intuitive interface to deliver delicious espresso shots every time. If you’ve never pulled a shot of espresso before and want to learn, here is a short tutorial that will show you the gist from one of our working AnZa prototypes.

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AnZa Specifications

The AnZa is not your typical espresso machine. It comes with high-value features that help ensure you have a delicious shot of espresso and seamless experience every time.

One huge value-add: AnZa comes equipped with an electronic PID controller that provides consistent water temperature to ensure you get the quality you expect every time. 

  • Brewing temperature is set and maintained using a (PID) controller
  • Machine weight: 15 kg  
  • Volume of water tank: 1.5 L  
  • Stainless steel boiler has a volume of 300 ml and a 1350 W heating element  
  • Boiler is placed above the group head to minimize temperature loss
  • 15 bar ULKA pump with pressure gauge and 9 bar pressure limiter
  • Portafilter: 58 mm  
  • Single boiler system with steam at 15 bar  
  • The steam wand has a detachable tip with 3 openings

Where will AnZa be produced? 

The final production version of AnZa will be produced overseas at our manufacturing facility.  

 

That is where you, the amazing coffee community comes in. With your support, we can cover our manufacturer payment and bring the AnZa espresso machine to kitchens all over the world. Yes, yours too.

We are ready to hit “go!” and are now at the final step: securing funds to cover the manufacturing costs.

Rewards

We have several great rewards for our backers:

AnZa Coffee Towel

Small Coffee Towel, great for cleaning your steam wand or coffee spills.

Milk Frothing Pitcher

Frothing pitcher finished in either rose gold or brass. (color may change) 

 

Barista Apron 

Canvas apron with the anza logo printed / embroidered. 

Double Blown Espresso Cup

Insulated, double blown espresso glass: 2.5oz  

Concrete Tamper (handmade)

Handmade concrete tamper made here by the AnZa creators! (58mm)

Tamping Mat

Rubber tamping mat that protects your countertop.

 

 

 

 

 About the AnZa team

             

 

 

The AnZa team is comprised of designers from Montaag, a multidisciplinary design consultancy with offices in Berkeley, California and Oslo and Stavanger, Norway. Collectively, we have brought dozens of products to market for both Fortune 500 clients and early stage start-ups. Our consultancy shares space with Kanen Coffee: a full-service espresso repair shop that lent their technical expertise and guidance for the AnZa coffee machine collaboration. 

Thank you!

With AnZa, we encourage you to be a little bolder. With a bit of imagination, you can deliver a delicious home espresso shot through a stunning machine. Why can’t the joy of making a good coffee extend throughout the entire experience? Join us in elevating the at-home coffee experience.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Risk Overview

A focus on quality has been paramount at every stage of the AnZa design process, from concept sketches to prototyping to testing and evaluation. Now that we have finalized our materials, created fully functioning production units, and lined up a manufacturing partner, we are confident in our abilities to execute this final phase of bringing the AnZa to market. We simply need financial resources to help us say “go” on manufacturing. However, even with a solid plan, there are always some risks to keep in mind.

Forecasting Risk

We’ve done our very best to forecast demand and create a solid production plan. We’ve learned a lot from the past three years, but sometimes forecasts don’t always hit the mark. Should we miss projections, we’ll let you know why and make it right as quickly as possible.

Supply Chain Risk

We’ve built a very capable team who have worked for the past years on all our products. However, component delays and unexpected shortages can occur. If this happens, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly solve the problem.

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    AnZa COFFEE RAG & MILK FROTHING PITCHER

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    AnZa BARISTA SET - LIMITED!

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    1 x 12 oz AnZa Selected Espresso Blend

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    1 x Corian OR Concrete AnZa Espresso Machine
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    You asked and we delivered! The AnZa TAMPER PACK includes the AnZa in your choice of color as well as one concrete tamper! Complete your set and enjoy your handmade tamper!

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