Once the AnZa has been finalized for mass production, the company will be taking pre-orders through Kickstarter in August (with a delivery date estimated for early 2018). Even though it can be incredibly risky in the world of expensive coffee equipment, crowd-funding seems to have become the de-facto method of launching new products for small companies. Although there have been a few coffee success stories, like the Acaia scales and Fellow kettles, it’s good to keep the risks associated in mind when funding this kind of large-scale manufacturing endeavor.
If the AnZa can live up to its claims, it will make a wonderful option for home espresso enthusiasts that are looking for a well-designed machine on a smaller budget, a category that doesn’t currently offer many choices. If you can’t afford a La Marzocco Linea Mini, Slayer Single Group, or a Kees Van Der Westen Speedster, it’s unlikely that your espresso machine will look good, let alone start many conversations in your kitchen, but the ambitious team behind the AnZa hopes to change that soon.
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