NSFW Gear – The COFFEEBOXX

Instead of NSFW, I should say that this gadget is actually very SFW. In fact, it’s safe for just about any workplace you can think of except zero-gravity environments. It’s the COFFEEBOXX, a rugged, go-anywhere, use-anywhere, K-cup compatible coffee maker.

Ultra-SFW coffee maker

Unfortunately, it doesn’t exist yet. This is a Kickstarter project trying to raise money get the product onto the market. The Kickstarter page says…

The COFFEEBOXX™ is built Beyond Rugged™ to perform where other coffee makers fear to tread. It’s field tested to meet standards no one dared to set: crush-proof, dust-proof, spill-proof, rust-proof, water resistant, impact resistant. It uses the latest single-serve technology to deliver your favorite coffee anywhere you work and play.

This is a very cool product, and I’d like to have one. I would give them away for birthday presents and such. There are two changes I’d like to see that would make this a much more appealing and useful product:

  1. Lose the power cord. If I get the hankerin’ for some Joe in the deepest shaft of the salt mine, I might not have an electrical outlet handy. (Well, actually, in the salt mine, I probably would, but you know what I mean.) Give this thing a backup battery with the juice to fill at least a dozen cups.
  2. Add a two stage water filter, one stage for course filtering, plus a Berkey filter for getting out the stray molecular toxins that remain. Then I can just scoop some water off the mine floor without carrying it down with me.

But, you know… It occurs to me that there might already be COFFEEBOXX-killer on the market. It’s cheap, rugged, and doesn’t require a power source, whether external or internal. It’s called a Thermos. Maybe it won’t survive a tunnel collapse, but if the tunnel collapses, you’ll have more important things to worry about.

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