Instant, Fresh Tortillas at Home with Flatev

Offering the first ball of dough in a convenient pod, this machine hopes to be the Nespresso of flatbreads

For most, tortillas are often bought in bulk from the supermarket in cold, stale shape. A warm, freshly made tortilla is hard to find—a simple fact that led Mexican-born Carlos Ruiz to create the Flatev (short for “flatbread evolution”), a new instant tortilla-maker. While the idea seems simple, it took Ruiz’s moving to Zurich for him to understand the full scale of the worldwide tortilla …