Makita has come out with a new cordless jobsite coffee maker, DCM501Z, which can be powered by their 12V or 18V battery packs.
The Makita DCM501Z coffee maker can brew a 5 oz cup of coffee in 5 minutes when powered by an 18V LXT battery, and (3) 5 oz cups of coffee with a 5.0Ah battery.
When paired with an 18V 4.0Ah battery it can brew up to 2-1/2 5 oz cups of coffee, and up to 2 cups with a 3.0Ah battery.
- Works with (60mm) single-use coffee pods or ground coffee
- Can brew a 5 oz cup of coffee in 5 minutes
- Permanent drip filter, no paper filter required
- Compact design: 8-9/16″ tall
- 3-1/2″ cup clearance
- Boil dry protection – turns off if there’s insufficient water
- Weighs 4.8 lbs with battery
- Folding top handle
- 240ml water tank capacity
- Ground coffee requires 160 ml water, coffee pod requires 120 ml
Brewing time is a little longer with a 12V CXT battery – 7 minutes instead of 5 minutes.
While you can use 12V CXT batteries, the online user manual says that the 1.5Ah and 2.0Ah batteries will only brew up to 100 ml and 140 ml, respectively. A full cup of ground coffee requires 160 ml and takes 7 minutes with a 4.0Ah battery (BL1041B).
It looks like the Makita coffee cup and a cover are included with the bare tool.
Looking at the product images, I think that the new Makita cordless coffee maker is a big improvement compared to the first generation model.
It looks like this new model is cordless-only, but I don’t think anyone will mind.
The new coffee maker works with Makita 12V Max and 18V Li-ion batteries, but you’re not going to get much done with their smallest battery packs. Aim for at least a 12V 4.0Ah battery or 18V 3.0Ah battery at the least.
It takes a whole lot of energy to heat up water, so the runtimes aren’t surprising.
Is the 240 ml (8.11 oz) water tank large enough? Up to (3) 5 oz cups of coffee at 5 minutes each? This is more of a personal-use machine.
Where can one get 60mm coffee pods? I can only find random brands on Amazon.
Obviously, there was enough demand for Makita to improve upon their first model and come out with this redesign. I think that some users will be happy, but others might wish for more.
The 12V Max and 18V dual-compatible battery port seems like a good idea. But would it have been better if it was designed as a dual-18V adapter that allowed for two 18V 5.0Ah batteries to brew up to six 5 oz cups consecutively? I guess then the water tank would need to be bigger. But as it is, you can’t brew a full 5.0Ah battery’s worth of coffee on just one fill-up.
I’m not much of a coffee drinker. How does one make hot chocolate in one of these? I guess you just set it to brew without coffee, and then mix in most of a hot chocolate packet?
It’s a nice touch that it comes with a Makita-branded mug, and a nice one too from the looks of it.
Is this a HOT new product? Let the details percolate for a little before you answer.