Hey Joe Coffee is a portable coffee machine that can make a fresh cup anywhere at the push of a button, and doubles as a flask to drink it from.
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Being able to enjoy coffee on the go thanks to numerous inventions such as the cafetière-style Impress Coffee Brewer and the Handpresso espresso maker. Now Hey Joe Coffee is a portable coffee machine that can make a fresh cup anywhere at the push of a button, and doubles as a flask to drink it from.
Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the machine takes the form of a tube that has just one button on the front. Users simply add water to the top compartment of the flask, and a coffee pod or their own grounds to the drawer located halfway down. The temperature of the coffee can be controlled with the button — one press for 140 degrees fahrenheit, two for 150 degrees and three for a cold brew. The machine then gets to work brewing a fresh cup within a couple of minutes. The drink can be supped straight from the top of the flask. The device is battery operated, but comes with a USB port for easy charging from a laptop or power socket.
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While regular Thermos flasks will keep pre-brewed coffee warm for long periods of time, Hey Joe Coffee can make a fresh batch without the need for a mug to drink it from. The Kickstarter, which ends on 3 July, is currently offering the device for USD 49. It’s set to retail for USD 69 after the campaign ends. Are there other ways to give busy commuters and travelers easier access to fresh coffee?