Even we were amazed at this idea: A PC-tinkerer and coffee connoisseur spent 80 hours of his time building this system. The final result is an outstanding espresso machine that would convince even the most discriminating coffee drinker. This coffee system in a PC case is one of a kind, a far cry from the normal hardware store variety. It makes sumptuous coffee or espresso and outperforms high end machines from Jura or Saeco costing up to $1,500.
Of course to duplicate this machine, you could have problems obtaining all the components. Most parts were bought from an online auction house over a long period of time. Altogether, they cost nearly $3,000.
The coffee beans in the PC and in the reservoir are full. One espresso, please!
The system performance is worth mentioning: every 40 seconds it makes a cup of coffee, so theoretically that's 2,160 cups in the course of the day! Thanks to the high quality mechanics there shouldn't be any problems.
And the moral of this project? There are always the few who have everything, yet are continually looking for something new. For these people, cost doesn't matter - what's important is that it is complicated and self-made. After all, they want to stand out from the masses.