31 Mar '15, 1pm

A designer from Singapore fixes the problem of Keurig's wasteful K-Cups. by @sophcw

A designer from Singapore fixes the problem of Keurig's wasteful K-Cups. by @sophcw

A minimally designed new coffee maker from Singapore-based designer Eason Chow fixes one of the biggest problem with single-serving coffee machines, like Keurig: their plastic coffee pods are incredibly wasteful . Chow's Droops Coffee Maker —unfortunately just a concept at this point—uses coffee pods covered in sugar, which dissolve as hot water pours through the pod. His pods come in various shapes and sizes to include different coffee flavors and to adjust the amount of sugar to the drinker's liking. Chow said he was inspired by sugar-coated candy from his childhood, which would reveal different flavors as the layers dissolved. Chow's design is brilliantly simple: the three-part machine is stacked on a heating base. On top of that, you have a metal water container and a pump. When all three are stacked, they complete a circuit, allowing the product to function without an...

Full article: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3044468/these-dissolving-coff...

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