Solar Coffee Maker Concept for an Off-Grid Caffeine Fix

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Recently we saw a cool device that uses zero electricity to make coffee. However, it does take time and it's not a hot cuppa. So is the next best option for off-grid coffee a solar powered pot? This great looking concept coffee maker could be that very solution. Designer Gun Ho Lee has come up with this concept for a coffee pot you can set in your window so it can use the sun to brew you a cup of joe.

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There are some obvious questions, like how well could it charge up with that curved solar panel? How long would it take to charge a full battery, and many cups could be brewed off a charge? And the biggest question - exactly how good a cup could it make? All issues that would need to be hammered out if this were to come to fruition, but the idea is there.

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In the meantime, the most eco-friendly option for nearly off-grid, excellent coffee is the simple but elegant French press.

Via Solar Feeds