You wake up late. Half asleep, you realize you’re running behind. It’s another Monday morning, and you probably shouldn’t have snoozed four times in a row. What’s worse is that you won’t even have a chance to stop by somewhere to get coffee on your way to work. Cursing everyone in your way under your breath you run to the subway station, brain not fully awake due to the lack of caffeine in your body. You look to your right and see a woman take out a mini cup from her purse. She taps on her smartphone couple of times, and you see a brown liquid coming out of her phone. You look puzzled and can’t help but ask, what the hell is that? She turns to you and says it’s hot coffee.
Now you might be thinking; there is no way this is real. The person writing this article must be high on something. Nope. I kid you not. As crazy and perhaps magical this may sound (to those who MUST get their caffeine fix), it’s real, and it is called Mokase.
Mokase is the first mobile cover that literally lets you make coffee on the go. How does this magical device work you ask? Using the Mokase app, the case heats up your espresso between 50 to 60 Celsius degrees in 5 to 8 seconds. What’s heating up your coffee is the 35x60x5 mm lithium-metal battery. The phone case has a thin slot where you can insert the coffee wafer. You can’t put just any random coffee cartilages in there.
The coffee comes in 3 different flavors: Classic, Toasted and Arabic. You can also choose to get it with either sugar or sugar-free. I know it is super exciting to even think about having hot coffee at the end of your fingertips wherever you go but you won’t be getting a cup of full coffee or anything, or a fully shot of espresso. This product produces 25 ml coffee per wafer. (Fun fact: a shot of espresso is 29 ml) Let’s call it a tiny shot of joy and energy.
The pipe that transfers the hot coffee from the case to its little cup is made out of special alloy aluminium-silicon so it can deal with high temperatures without releasing toxic stuff. The good thing is that you don’t need to carry your phone charger with you so that you can make coffee as it has its own battery built in. So it means Mokase won’t be affecting your phone’s battery life.
The wafers, called Mokaromi (the little cartridges that carry the coffee beans and water), can be preserved up to 3 months. The case costs €49.90 ($55.93 USD) and the Mokaromis cost between €9 to €25 ($10 to $28 USD) depending on the size you choose. They are starting to ship the products by September 2017.