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The MOKASE pouring out coffee | Courtesy MOKASE
The MOKASE pouring out coffee | Courtesy MOKASE
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Italian Company Unveils Espresso-Making Phone Case

Picture of Peter Ward
Tech Editor
Updated: 11 May 2017
You can do almost anything with your phone: order food, pay bills, send photos, play games. With that in mind it’s hard to be completely surprised that someone has invented a coffee-making phone case. But is the concept too good to be true?

The Mokase, designed by a Naples-based company, aims to make smartphones portable baristas. The technology apparently works very simply. You insert a ‘wafer’ into the side of the case, open the app and push a button, and a coffee is made inside the case.

The disposable insert is filled with coffee, and it’s heated up with a silicon aluminum tube. The company claims that the case is capable of insulating the coffee and keeping it warm while the smartphone stays cool. The 0.7-centimeter-thick case (0.27 inches) is also completely waterproof.

The feasibility of this technology is still up for debate. The company launched a Kickstarter campaign last week, but five days later Kickstarter suspended the fundraising efforts, telling IBTimes UK that the creators had not been able to produce a prototype that met its standards.

When contacted, Mokase said: “We would like to point out that given the huge success we have suspended the crowdfunding campaign and started production thanks to an agreement with a leading company in the industry and tomorrow on our site you will be able to buy Mokase.”