Makita’s rugged, battery-powered coffee maker is great for adventurers

You're free to take your coffee anywhere, now.
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Japanese tool maker Makita has a new product in its arsenal, and it’s quite different from your typical power drill. The CM501D, dug out by Asahi Shimbun (via The Verge) is a battery-powered, rugged coffee maker. 

Now why would you need a battery-powered, rugged coffee maker, you might ask. That’s easy: To bring it along when you go on adventures! Or a picnic. Or a boat. Or when you relocate to a desert island. 

Of course, your adventuring friends will make fun of you at first. You’re a hipster, they’ll say. But give it a day or two, and one by one, they’ll come to your tent (boat, cave, mud fortress) and beg for coffee. And you’ll give it to them, because you’re a benevolent coffee god. 

The CM501D, which is primarily intended for use on construction sites, weighs 1.5 kg (3.3 pounds) and uses the same type of battery as Makita’s power tools. It can make 5.3 cups of coffee on one charge with the largest, 18V battery pack. It accepts Makita’s coffee pods but you can also use it to brew instant coffee. 

The price for this baby is 11,900 yen ($111), and the battery charger, as well as the battery, are sold separately. 

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