Rugged COFFEEBOXX coffee maker goes anywhere
Sometimes, all one needs to get through the workday is some coffee. Depending on where you work, though, getting a coffee maker onto the job site might end really poorly for the device, as most machines aren't designed to take a beating. That's the problem OXX set out to solve with the introduction of its COFFEEBOXX coffee maker. It's water-resistant, dust-proof, crush-proof, and all kinds of other proofs.
What makes this coffee maker stand out from the crowd is its ruggedness. The company describes it as "Beyond Rugged" and it sounds like it's living up to that claim. The chassis is crush-proof, and to prove that, the image of a jeep sitting on top of it (above) makes that pretty believable. It also uses flat buttons to keep dust and water out. Additionally, it's impact-resistant, so if something were to drop on it, it should be able to keep brewing.
Aside from the durable nature of the coffee maker, another notable feature is the size of the water tank. It boasts 84.5 oz (2.6 L) of water storage, which should be more than enough to get through a long work day. Comparatively, the popular Keurig K75 home brewer has a 72 oz tank. Also, it features a separate hot water system, so users looking for oatmeal or tea can get that without coffee residue.
COFFEEBOXX is designed to work standard K-Cup pods, which should be a little easier to carry around than filters and all of the other stuff required to brew in the traditional way. Seeing as this device is designed for use on job sites, camping grounds, and other outdoor locations, this design choice seems logical.
As for the size of the device itself, it weighs in at 11 lb (5 kg) without water, and it has a big, rugged handle for carrying around. It's 11 inches long, 8.5 inches wide, and 11 inches tall (28 x 21.6 x 28 cm).
OXX is seeking funding on Kickstarter to bring its COFFEEBOXX to market. It's seeking US$50,000 for manufacturing, and it's already over halfway there with a month left in its funding period. Backers interested in preordering their own COFFEEBOXX can do so for a minimum pledge of $225 while the early special lasts. From there, the price jumps to $250. The team plans to ship in March 2015.
There's more information in the pitch video below.