While watching my favorite soap actress, Crystal Hunt, I saw an advertisement for eco-friendly coffee makers. Recent buzz about Eco concerns over Keurig pods has brought about a new invention by Singapore designer Eason Chow. John Sylvan, who created the K-cup has expressed regret that he ever came up with the idea. With the new designs Fast Company reports that the problem is on the way to being solved.
While still in the developmental stage Chow’s new Droops Coffee Maker is well on the way to making environmental changes. How it works is sugar-coated pods are used for coffee making. These pods and their coating will both dissolve when the machine flows hot water over them. Another benefit is the flavoring. Several flavor choices will be offered and the amount of sugar will be adjusted. This will all result in a cup of coffee of the brewer’s liking. The sweetest pods will be thicker.
The Droops Coffee Maker is designed with simplicity. There are three parts which include the base for heating, water container, and the pump. These are all stacked right on top of each other. Chow has focused on aesthetics and social responsibility all in one. At this point, this is still a concept and remains to be perfected before consideration for the market.