espresso and microwave oven are two seemingly distance things that bear no relation or whatsoever, or at least, before we stumble upon the Piamo Microwave Espresso Machine. but can microwave oven really brew a cup of espresso? apparently yes and the whole process takes no more than a minute, which makes it the perfect solution to your otherwise espresso-deprived morning rush. all you need is Piamo and a microwave oven. in fact, those are really what you need – even when you are traveling. as long as the hostel or inn or wherever you are staying has a microwave, your cup of joe is not a dream. the Piamo is a super compact, palm-size espresso maker that will enable you to brew a cuppa in just 30 seconds. the contraption is really simple; it comprises of a cup, a water chamber (the transparent thingy), a filter inlay and a filter chamber (its inventor called it a ‘filter closer’).
and the process is brilliantly simple too. all you have to do is fill the water chamber with suitable amount of water, introduce your favorite blend of espresso in either pad form or grounds to the filter section, attached the two together and place them over the cup, and just microwave it. 30 seconds later, a piping hot brew of energy drink is yours to enjoy. sounds good? you bet it is. how i wish i had this the last time i went to Taiwan where soya drink is more common then a cup of joe. anyway, the Piamo Microwave Espresso Machine was on Germany-based crowdfunding platform, Startnext, but have since concluded its funding endeavor. for those who are keen, you will just have to wait for it to be available online. no timeline was given, but it does have a price; it will set you back at €69. catch a video of the Piamo in action after a few more look.