Steampunk Coffee Machine voted Most Innovative Product at London Coffee Festival

The Steampunk Coffee Machine was voted the most Innovative Product at the 2016 London Coffee Festival.

The cold drip machine is the brainchild of artist and entrepreneur, Professor Peter Michael Charles Harris, with influences by Heath Robinson and Jules Verne.

It’s production has been two years in the making, but the wait was worth it. The machine was ranked the number one innovative product by consumers and trade visitors alike at the April event.

“It really is an honour to have been voted by the public as the most innovative product at London’s go-to festival for coffee,” Peter said.

During the festival, several roasters including Union Hand Roasted, The Gentlemen Baristas, and Perk & Pearl supported the machine with free coffee for consumers to taste for a donation. The machine not only produced cold drip coffee, but help raise about $558 for London Coffee Festival’s chosen charity, Project Waterfall, which delivers clean water to coffee growing communities.

Peter was first inspired to create the Steampunk after a visit to the London Coffee Festival in 2013. He made it his mission to create a unique, steampunk-inspired cold drip coffee machine that not only delivered great cold drip coffee, but looked amazing at the same time.

He collected parts from car sales and second hand shops before setting out to build the machine in time for this year’s festival. Created from scratch, each machine produced is unique.

The Steampunk Coffee Machine version one is now in the hands of The Black Penny coffee shop, based in Covent Garden in London, who plan on installing the machine as a central feature.

A second machine, as unique as the first, is available for purchase or hire. See image left.

For more information contact Peter Harris at

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