Hacking a Wolfgang Puck Self-Heating Coffee Cup

Months ago we whinged about the Wolfgang Puck Self-heating Latte. The Make Blog has hacked (really hacksawed) one to see how it works and we think it demonstrates clearly how appallingly excessive this is. We would love to see an audit of how much energy is used, how much greenhouse gas and how much waste is created in the creation of this one cup of coffee. On the other hand, we note that many of the comments we received on our original post pointed out that there is a place for MRE foods and drinks- for emergencies, blackouts and the military. Lets leave it at that. ::Make