Conversation Starter, Productivity Booster.
We don't have a lot of water cooler talks at work ... not sure if anybody still does :)
But, we have a lot of coffee talks. Thanks to this manual beast that is fueling brains and innovation, and fostering conversation in our kitchen. It takes a while to brew a cup of espresso on this. First, grind the beans. Second, pack the espresso filter holder. The line is growing, meanwhile. Then, hoping that you've done the first two steps right and the machine will manage to squeeze perfect amount of water through the grinds, install the filter and press the button. The line, it's still growing. The conversations are starting. You are sipping yours, while they make theirs. Back to work.