I’m a bit of a coffee nut. I love good, high quality coffee. I’ve written about it many, many, many, many times. In fact, I have a hard time getting going before coffee in the mornings, having been a coffee drinker since I was ~17 (I have no clue how my teeth aren’t stained; it baffles the dentist). I don’t drink soda, just coffee, water and beer. So, when a kickstarter for the Hey Joe brewing coffee mug was brought to my attention, I thought “wow, why has no one done this before?”. What is it, you ask? It’s a battery powered, heating, coffee brewing mug. That’s right.
My initial reaction to this was “ok, I need that. Now”.
Anyone that travels and appreciates good coffee could really benefit from this mug. I like an afternoon coffee, and when I’m traveling I have to find a decent place to get it and that is generally not an easy task because I like good coffee, and not over heated, burned coffee served too hot. I’ll often end up with what I call “gas station swill” which is a poor substitute for decent coffee. I partake in coffee when I’m traveling especially, and hotel coffee is…less than stellar.
Starbucks is….consistent. And over-roasted. And served too hot. And too expensive. I will always seek out a decent mom-and-pop shop but those are hit and miss.
I could see myself traveling with this thing. Lets hope it meets the kickstarter request, because, frankly, I want one. Check out the video if you don’t believe me.
Cool, right? Business Insider even thinks so. I hope it gets funded, it really is a neat idea (and I want one, damnit!). I can name the number of things I’ve donated to on kickstarter on one hand. This is one of them.