Three Designed Objects

Nescafé Docle Gusto Coffee Machine

Coffee Machine

This is a product that has saved my morning on many occasions! Standing at just over 30cm tall and about 15cm wide it's compact and easily placed on a desk or shelf without taking up much space. The machine is also pretty lightweight, making it great for when you need to move it - whether that's to another room or another city like I recently did. It's smooth edges and rounded design makes it pleasing to look at as well as being ergonomic and nice to use, there are no sharp edges or corners to catch yourself on.

It's also very simple to use with a 3 step process which is actually my favourite thing about the product. It feels like I'm my own little barista when I swap the pods round and choose the correct setting with the slide scale at the top; maybe it's because I've never been a barista but how fun?! It's also incredibly quick and takes less than a minute from start to finish - a big factor in the mornings. There's a movable shelf that can be adjusted to different heights depending on how tall or short your mug is and this is easy to clip on and off to clean.

Finally, there are no written words or numbers on the product so anyone in the world would be able to use it, as well as those with sight limitations as there's no need to read anything its all done by moving the sliding scale at the top. The different settings are also embossed so users can feel the correct one to use. The little lever that boils the water is also easy to find and easy to use without necessarily seeing where it is.