CoffeeBoxx: Your New Jobsite Coffeemaker?
Fresh off their successful Kickstarter campaign, the CoffeeBoxx might be the only product on the market durable enough to be called a jobsite coffeemaker. So why am I excited about a jobsite coffeemaker? Let’s a take a closer look at what the CoffeeBoxx promises to deliver.
As an introduction, the makers of CoffeeBoxx tell us that it will brew a cup of coffee in under 90 seconds. Impressive considering that my single serve coffeemaker takes about 5 minutes to complete the process. It shares some similar characteristics to the Keurig. The most readily apparent similarity is that it brews using K-Cups. There are some K-Cup converters out there that will allow you to use whatever coffee you like, but there’s no word on whether they will work with the CoffeeBoxx. It also has a 2.5 liter spill proof removable tank. I like the fact that it’s removable because that means it can also be cleaned. When you’re ready for a cup, the CoffeeBoxx offers you the choice of 8, 10, or 12 ounces of your favorite brew. It can also deliver hot water only and claims to do so without leaving that hint of coffee in your tea.
As for jobsite durability, CoffeeBoxx seems to have a pretty solid case to consider. The outside housing is an impact resistant shell. The CoffeeBoxx is dust and water resistant and carries an IP54 rating for dust ingress. The hardware and construction are rustproof. To top it all off, the core features a crush proof design that can withstand a 500 pound load.
Since it was made to be visiting jobsites, the CoffeeBoxx needs to be portable. Part of that consideration is a spill proof design. The power cord is retractable to get it out of the way during transport. It has a cooler style handle with a rubberized grip. There are six tie down points along the housing and there’s even an inverter available if you won’t be around a standard power cable.
The tough part to swallow (I crack myself up sometimes) is the price. It’s going to be coming out at $299. However, given the features and promised durability, it may very well be worth it. Even though there’s an “order now” tab on their webpage, it just gives you the ability to sign up for their enewsletter. The site says that they will be fulfilling the Kickstarter reward tiers in March, and that it will be available in the Spring. We’ll have to wait and see.