Audi announced their new Roadjet at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. Among a variety of technical gadgetry, “The rear centre armrest on the Detroit show car incorporates an espresso machine complete with water reservoir, stable cup holders for four cups and accessories.” (See Motoring – Audi’s Roadjet even makes the coffee.)

The machine is apparently made by German manufacturer, WMF. Given the temperature consistency and absolute pressure that such a machine is likely capable of, wedged into the armrest of a car, it may as well serve espresso in an oil pan. In the meantime, it raises the question: How long before hands-free mobile phone laws soon extend to drivers pulling shots of espresso?