How About a Coffee Maker in Your Car?

July 15, 2012 at 4:07 PM 2 comments

If this is happening in Italy, it won’t be long before it happens here in the U.S.

Oh how those Italians love their espresso. And starting in October, they’ll be able to have a doppio on the go in the new Fiat 500L.

At the presentation of the car to the global press in Turin this month, Fiat announced that the 500L will be “the first standard-production car in the world to offer a true espresso coffee machine.”

The espresso maker will be an option in the new, bigger, four-door 500L that goes on sale in Italy in October and in the rest of Europe shortly after. (Think of the 500L as the Fiat 500 equivalent of the Mini Cooper Countryman — there’s even a vague similarity in silhouette.)

Fiat says the machine “is perfectly integrated in the car with a deck designed expressly by Fiat.” The espresso machine, which comes with matching cups, is being made for Fiat by Italian coffee importer Lavazza — known as “Italy’s favorite coffee” — and uses the company’s “A Modo Mio” coffee pods. Lavazza also runs a Starbucks-like coffee chain.


Hello.  We need to regulate this s*it and get to a place where driving is seen as serious business.  What’s next?  Microwaves and washing machines?  And we think we’ve got problems now with people texting.

This is literally insane.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. georgewoodman  |  August 29, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    Coffee makers in a car indeed!!! Surely car safety standards in the U.S. and the sensible parts of Europe would not allow such a crazy idea.

  • 2. georgewoodman  |  August 29, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    Coffee makers in cars!!!!!!!! Surely car safety standards in the U.S. and the sensible parts of Europe won’t allow this crazy idea to take hold.

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