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April 15, 2018

Makita Rechargeable-Battery-Powered Coffee Maker

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From the Japanese power tool manufacturer comes this excellent accompaniment to a cold day out in the field.

Wrote Sam Byford for The Verge:

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Japanese power tools manufacturer Makita has released a new rugged coffee maker that runs on battery power.

The CM501D uses the same lithium-ion battery packs as various Makita tools; the company says the largest 18V BL1860 battery is good for brewing about 640ml, or 5.3 cups.

Makita released its first cordless coffee maker a few years ago, and naturally now also sells various flavors of coffee pods for the machines.

You can, however, use them with regular ground coffee, in case you want to brew artisanal blends in the middle of nowhere.

The Asahi Shimbun says Makita expects the new model to be popular with construction workers on building sites.

I expect it to be popular with me on my apartment's roof.

It's out now in Japan.

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¥10,640 ($100; battery not included).

April 15, 2018 at 08:01 AM | Permalink


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