OXO Gourmet Coffee
OXO’s countertop pairing brings a no-frills experience to prosumers. The conical burr grinder, with an hourglass silouehtte, creates a uniform grind through a push of a button. The ground’s full flavor then is unlocked by the rigorously-tuned gooseneck kettle.
Project completed while at Smart Design, 2016
Role: concept and development lead
Grind: Conical burr grinder
Distilled to quality essentialsOXO’s conical burr grinder creates uniform grinds through a timer-based interface. Its contrasting graphics and hourglass form gives a timeless countertop presence. Simplified dial interface grinds beans from upper hopper into grounds in lower cup. The inherent beauty of this design is in its thoughtful simplification and priority on function. Our approach was to source premium-quality internals, while reducing decorative cosmetic parts. Bold graphics were designed in place of unnecessary lights and electronics. A delightful detail is in its grounds-cup design, which allows for a one-step coffee transfer, and minimizes mess from static grounds.
Spill-free bean hopper with locking mechanism
Brew: Gooseneck pour over kettle
Analog kettle with thermometer and convenient digital kettle