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This machine is a portable coffee maker and flask in one
Being able to enjoy coffee on the go thanks to numerous inventions such as the cafetière-styleImpress 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. READ MORE…
New coffee cup lid puts the pleasure back into takeaway beverages
Takeaway hot beverages have always been problematic. We’ve already seen Coffee Joulies addressing issues with temperature — cooling down the drink to a safe temperature and then holding it there — and now the Viora lid is aiming to tackle a number of remaining issues. READ MORE…
Coffee cup sharing in NY aims to cut paper waste
New Yorkers alone throw away around 7 million paper coffee cups every day, which is why there have been plenty of recent efforts to get consumers to either recycle or avoid using them. Products such as KeepCup — which encourage coffee lovers to use their own drinking containers — have been around since 2009, but now a new scheme called Good To Go aims to introduce a Citi Bike-style cup rental system for New York’s cafés and bistros. READ MORE…
Wooden coffee filter ‘remembers’ users’ favorite grind
For some coffee drinkers, finding the perfect brew is akin to searching for the Holy Grail. We’ve even seen the Bonaverde offer the ability to make a cup from unroasted beans in minutes. Now Canadiano is a crafted eco filter that absorbs coffee essence every time a new cup is made, imbuing the next with extra flavor. READ MORE…
Coffee bean roaster promises the freshest automatic home brew
This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.
While some consumers may be swapping their morning brew for theSprayable Energy‘s drink-less alternative, others still treasure the nuances of a freshly ground coffee. For coffee purists, Bonaverde is now offering a machine that turns unroasted beans into coffee at the push of a button, maximizing flavor while also delivering profits more directly from consumers to farmers. READ MORE…
Personalized, barista-style coffee made by a robot
Public coffee machines have never been able to match the intricacies of a perfect flat white from the local independent bistro, never mind the latte art that comes with it. Although it hasn’t yet mastered that last one, the Briggo is a vending machine that can create high-standard speciality coffees and take orders from smartphones. READ MORE…
Tired of coffee? Caffeine spray offers energy boost
Consumers’ need for that extra bit of pep in the morning has turned energy drinks into a massive market, so much so that we’ve even seen anti-energy drinks like Mary Jane’s Relaxing Soda offer an antidote for those with high-octane working lives. Some still swear by the traditional morning coffee, but for those that don’t like the drink, Sprayable Energy is an alternative in the form of a small canister that delivers caffeine directly through the skin. READ MORE…
In Thailand, app alerts sleepy drivers and directs them to coffee outlets
Getting products to consumers at the exact moment they need it is an art in the marketing world, and we recently saw Douwe Egberts’ Bye Bye Red Eye campaign succeed at doing just that – automatically offering free coffee to passersby who yawned. Now Thailand’s Drive Awake initiative is targeting drivers who show signs of sleepiness, directing them to the nearest Café Amazon-branded outlet to refresh. READ MORE…
Coffee-infused socks stop feet from smelling
While Wool & Prince‘s shirt that doesn’t require washing for 100 days goes someway to helping avoid embarrassing smells, the same can’t be said for the traditional sock. The MIT-based startup Ministry of Supply has now introduced its ATLAS socks however, which feature ventilation and moisture wicking, as well as embedded coffee to absorb bad odors. READ MORE…
In Israel, scheme offers unlimited coffee at independent cafés
Loyalty schemes are by now commonplace for large franchises, but we’ve seen a few twists on the concept. Singapore’s Be Disloyal initiative offered café customers points towards a free coffee at rival local businesses to instil community spirit, and now Israel-based CupsTelAviv is giving members unlimited coffee at independent venues for a set monthly subscription fee. READ MORE…
Flask and coffee press combo retains heat and taste 
In today’s busy world, sometimes there’s barely enough time to grab a much-needed cup of coffee. We’ve already seen Nordic’s Coffeebrewer – a bag of coffee that also acts as a disposable French press. Now the Impress Coffee Brewer portable press and flask aims to offer convenience and full flavor on the go. READ MORE…
In London, coffee on wheels is made with pedal power
Pedal power has proven to be a versatile way for businesses to add an eco-friendly touch to their operations, with hotels, cinemas and even prisons employing the idea. Designed in London, the Velopresso is now offering mobile coffee, powered by the bicycle wheels the machine rests upon. READ MORE…
Disposable French press brews coffee in its own bag
It wasn’t long ago that we featured French Handpresso’s espresso machine for the car, but recently we came across another portability-minded innovation for lovers of fine coffee. The concept this time, however, comes from Danish Coffeebrewer Nordic, which has created a disposable French press called the Coffeebrewer that works right inside its own bag. READ MORE…
In the UAE, coffee chain’s cup sleeve is printed with the hour’s top headline


If advertising can be emblazoned on napkins, office coffee cups and beer-bottle tags, then why not the ubiquitous coffee-cup sleeve? That, indeed, is precisely the chosen medium in a new campaign developed recently by Y&R Dubai for Gulf News. READ MORE…
Espresso machine can print text messages on coffee foam with edible ink
We’ve seen numerous ways to add personalized messages to products ranging from chocolate bars to cookies to cans of soup, but recently we came across one that has an interesting new twist. Created by Seattle cloud texting company Zipwhip, Textspresso is an espresso machine that can not only send and receive text messages, but can also print messages on coffee foam using edible ink. READ MORE…