Overseas, Makita has come out with a new 18V cordless coffee maker. Yes, that’s right – a cordless coffee maker. The Makita DCM500, which should not be confused with the discontinued Black & Decker DCM500 coffee maker, can be powered by an AC outlet or Li-ion battery power.
The Makita cordless coffee maker has a tank capacity of 250 mL (or about 8.5 ounces), and when used out in the field, it can brew 300 mL, 400 mL, or 500 mL of coffee per battery charge when paired with 3.0Ah, 4.0Ah, or 5.0Ah battery packs respectively.
In other words, under ideal conditions, Makita’s 3.0Ah battery – which is the highest capacity Makita 18V battery pack currently available in the USA market – provides enough power to brew a little over 10 ounces of coffee per charge.
Brewing time for a ~150 mL (~5 ounce) mini cup of coffee is ~7 minutes under battery power and ~3 minutes under AC electric power.
To get things started, ground coffee powder is placed into the filter of the machine. Makita says that a paper filter is NOT required, which should help cut down on consumable costs. The included filter is presumably washable.
Right now there’s no word as to whether the new Makita coffee maker will be released in the USA market.
Price: ~$85-90 AUD