Rocket Espresso x Carhartt WIP Coffee Machine

It perhaps goes without saying that Carhartt WIP are not a brand that are the first that we’d think of when it comes to creating awesome coffee machines but they’ve well and truly proved us wrong with their cracking collaboration with Rocket Espresso which delivers an effortlessly cool and top performing coffee machine that any man is going to want to add to their line up of kitchen apparatus.

Carharrt WIP forms a division of the American brand Carhartt, one of the first companies to pioneer workwear in the USA and they have built a strong, organic relationship with unknown, inspiring, provocative and upcoming figures in music, lifestyle and sport, becoming an iconic and well respected brand in underground scenes. This awesome looking Rocket Espresso x Carhartt WIP Coffee Machine has a price tag of $1945 which is, of course, a little on the punchy side but if you’re serious about your coffee and have deep pockets, you’ll find few better.

Cool Coffee Vibes

Carhartt WIP has partnered with Rocket Espresso Milano to deliver this aesthetically superior, custom, limited-edition compact espresso machine and for anyone with a love of caffeine, it will make the perfect (albeit expensive) Christmas gift. The understated visuals appeal to our sensibilities here at Coolector HQ but it is ostensibly a Carhartt WIP product and boasts plenty of cool little features and design flourishes that set it apart and make it one of the coolest coffee machines on the marker.

The Rocket Espresso x Carhartt WIP Coffee Machine ($1950) has been designed for use in environments where space is at a premium, but does so without ever compromising on the aesthetic quality and features you’ve come to expect from Rocket Espresso. With a mere 100 pieces being made available, each one has been individually numbered via a custom enamel badge. Its olive green colourway takes its inspiration from Carhartt WIP’s military-inspired garments, and the stainless steel body of the machine is powder coated giving it a coarse, matte finish that we’re big fans of here at Coolector HQ.

For those men who love a beautiful looking coffee machine this one really does have to be right up there with the best of them and you’ll be in your element from the first coffee you make. It is chock full of characterful features which set it apart from the competition which includes the custom branded enamel plates, a permanent steam supply – no pre-heating, hot water nozzle for tea making and heat exchanger boiler design.

Classy Design

Coffee machines are something that obviously need to make good quality brews but, for us at least, the aesthetics are just as important and this uber cool Rocket Espresso x Carhartt WIP Coffee Machine certainly doesn’t disappoint on this front. It has the sort of vintage, Italian style vibes you’d expect from a leading purveyor of coffee but it is clear to see that Carhartt WIP have also put their own visual stamp on proceedings and it’s all the better for it.

We love our coffee here at The Coolector and though, truth be told, this one is probably a little outside of our price bracket, it definitely doesn’t hurt to look and if anyone is feeling particularly generous this festive period, we’re sure that it would be sitting pretty high on most caffeine aficionados Christmas lists.

Leo Davie
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