Mike van Hamersveld (Netherlands) Piet Overgoor (Netherlands) Roël Tibosch (Netherlands) Coached by Martijn Verkuijl
An expression-rich household coffee machine integrated into the environment
The Nuanco coffee machine provides a wide range of flavours with just two varieties of coffee bean. The powerful and bitter Robusta was chosen to complement the lighter Arabica bean. The ‘expression handle’ for making the coffee is sensitive to the way the person uses the machine. If it is handled roughly, with force and power in the movement, the taste of the coffee will be strong and powerful. If a delicate and light touch is used, the coffee will taste the same. The expression conveyed in the movement of the handle and the amount of pressure asserted is mapped to the taste of the coffee by controlling the bean types’ quantity, distribution, pressure and added milk. Instead of always providing the same coffee taste, the Nuanco offers a unique and engaging coffee-making experience by changing the flavour of the drink depending on the mood of the user.