advent calendar 2021

Gift of the Day: A Color-Blocked Coffee Machine

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Welcome to Curbed’s advent calendar gift guide. Over the course of the next 25 days, we will be doling out, one by one, the gifts recommended by dozens of design bigwigs with extremely good taste. So keep checking in daily for new drops.

“This machine uses precision brewing technology that results in better flavor extortion and more delicious coffee, regardless of variety or roast,” says Tina Fung, co-founder of design studio Space Objekt, of this collaboration between Singapore brands Beyond the Vines and Morning Machine. It’s also, needless to say, extremely nice to look at. “It has a clean silhouette, which compliments the unconventional colorways; it’s very beautifully and intuitively designed.”

As for coffee to put in it: “I have a sweet tooth, so I love a medium roast Guatemalan because it has a chocolatey cocoa flavor that makes it very easy to drink,” Fung says. Her “coffee ritual” these days kicks off with her morning coffee in a Royal Copenhagen contrast mug, which she loves for its “fluted silhouette and color combination.”

Gift of the Day: A Color-Blocked Coffee Machine