It's not quite like having an automated coffee shop in your kitchen, but it's getting close. The Jura Giga 5 Coffee Center ($5,500) is a Swiss-made, self-contained unit that can make up to two drinks at a time. Features include a color display with 19 individually programmable specialty drinks, dual ceramic grinders, dual heating systems, and dual pumps. It can make espressos, cappuccinos, or lattes, so pretty much most of Starbucks' menu, minus the syrup.
Just in case you've been wishing for an espresso machine that's shaped like a car engine, we bring you the Espresso Veloce V12 Machine ($TBA). Limited to just 500 pieces, this insane machine is handcrafted from common automotive materials like aluminum, magnesium, and titanium, and features a filter that resembles a coffee filter, dispensers that resemble tailpipes, and other little touches that tie the Veloce to its racing inspiration. Perfect for the garage, racing-themed man cave, or just a standard kitchen that happens to use a Ferrari as a dinner table.
Have a habit of slicing up your fingers when you grab the knife out of the drawer? These Magmate Magnetic Blade Guards ($25) are the perfect protection. Your blade is sealed inside a plastic fortress, with cushy foam to make sure you don't lose that sharp edge, and magnets you can count on to make sure it's closed. Which brings us back to the knives. You haven't cut yourself yet, right? [via]
Make some extra room in your kitchen by ditching pre-packaged sodas and picking up the Samsung SodaStream Refrigerator ($3,900). The first fridge to ship with a carbonated water option — powered by SodaStream tech — alongside a traditional water and ice dispenser, it also offers a kid-friendly, counter-height Flex Zone drawer, dual doors for the main compartment, and a freezer on the bottom. Other features include Twin Cooling Plus technology, LED lighting, and an ice maker capable of cranking out 10 lbs. of the frozen stuff per day. [via]