Last night, I had the pleasure of sharing company – and a number of cold drinks – with Stephen O’Brien. Stephen is mypressi‘s CEO and creator of the revolutionary mypressi Twist. As my family and friends know, the Twist is my favourite non-boiler espresso device and I’ve been a raving fan of the unit since I got my first one almost two years ago.
Aussie born and bred, and now living on the US east coast, Stephen is a most affable bloke. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with him about work, life, social media and the universe. I felt most privileged to gain a deeper insight into how the Twist was brought to life and, as any entrepreneur or inventor will tell you, it was not plain sailing. That goodness his wife prodded him to chase his dream, and that Stephen stuck to his guns despite some seemingly absurd commercial and regulatory obstacles.
I was also excited to get a glimpse of mypressi’s future product releases and marketing collateral.
While it’s not appropriate for me to start babbling-on about the products which are on the way in 2011, I will say that one new accessory, has me particularly excited. I expect that it will generate similar interest and inevitable wallet-reaching for other Twist v1 and Twist v2 owners.
The future is looks good for espresso lovers.