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A phone case that makes you espresso sounds like a liability

A phone case that makes you espresso sounds like a liability

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Mokase is a phone case that doubles as an espresso dispenser. It just launched on Kickstarter and is advertised as being able to heat your espresso up to between 50 and 60 degrees Celsius, so you can have a tiny, warm 25ml shot wherever you are. Just a note: 25ml isn’t a lot of liquid. A standard espresso shot is one ounce, or 29ml.

So how does Mokase work? It apparently requires a special espresso-filled cartridge that’s heated up by the case’s built-in battery. The pipe through which the espresso is pumped is made of an alloy aluminum-silicon that can apparently handle hot liquids without releasing any toxins. The whole process is initiated through a companion app. I don’t fully understand if the case charges along with the phone or if it has to be done separately. I’m also not clear on what kind of coffee they’re using or if the beans are sourced by them directly. But hey, this is Kickstarter and maybe the mystery only makes it more intriguing.

Mokase can fit multiple devices from Apple, Samsung, Huawei, and LG. It starts at $54. The company is nowhere close to its $82,000 goal, which is probably because the product doesn’t make a lot of sense. Why make this a phone case? Why not just sell it separately and market it as a very tiny espresso machine? Anyway, the campaign still has 44 days to go, so maybe some adventurous, espresso-loving people will back it.