We've always got our ears to the ground for interesting new gadgets on the coffee scene. This one, COFFEEJACK, makes some bold promises! The best espresso without an espresso machine, it claims. They also say it would replace or 'save' us from going to coffee shops. But we LOVE going to coffee shops, not just for the espresso coffee, but for the ambience. Using technology based on the hydraulic car jack for changing tyres, hence the name.
Despite our skepticism, it has been fully funded on Kickstarter by a long way, so this 'dream' product is on its way to becoming a reality.
For now, our favourite option for espresso on-the-go remains the Wacaco Nanopresso, but this idea obviously appeals to a lot of people.
The founders have this to say of the inspiration for the CoffeeJack:
"We grew tired of investing in expensive portable coffee makers and never experiencing the same quality espresso we could only get from a coffee shop. Therefore, we would still go to expensive coffee shops every day! Second to that, we were guilty of using disposable cups, purely due to convenience (hands up!). We knew we could engineer something better, something that fulfilled our desire for great coffee and helped the environment at the same time. We cannot express the level of passion and tenacity that has been invested into this project. It is factually the smallest espresso machine on the market (only 100mm high). But most importantly it ACTUALLY produces coffee shop quality coffee. This has been no easy task to achieve and we refused to stop until it met our high standards and of those in the coffee industry.
392 prototypes, one filed patent later and we've finally done it! We are now seriously excited to make COFFEEJACK™ a reality!"
You can find out ALL the details on their Kickstarter Page