Of all the inventions out there for off-the-grid living and camping, one of the most readily available is a way to make coffee. After all, everyone wants their morning cup of joe, whether they’re in the office or emerging out of a tent. The GoSun Brew combines coffee and portable power in a device that can brew coffee and tea anywhere you might be.
The GoSun Brew only weighs three pounds, making it perfect for sticking in a backpack for long hikes. It uses a 12-volt, 130-watt heater and a French press. Best of all, the double-insulated mug will not only help brew your drink, but keep it warm (or cold) for hours. The included power bank has a capacity of 266Wh and can charge a laptop five times, a smartphone 22 times, or brew up to eight cups of coffee.
Even if you run out of power, the GoSun Brew includes two folding solar panels that fit inside the carrying case and can power the device up in the middle of nowhere in a short amount of time.
The included carrying case houses all of the necessary cables and accessories, and provides protection for the solar panels and other components. You can charge wirelessly from the power bank, or through USB-C or an adjustable DC port that ranges from 12 volts to 24 volts. You can power up to five devices at once, and there’s even an integrated flashlight for emergencies.
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a long-haul Appalachian Trail through-hiker, the GoSun Brew is a great way to keep a cup of your favorite coffee or tea on hand at all times. It is currently available on Kickstarter and has already met its goal, but there are still early bird options as low as $89 available for those who want to back the GoSun Brew. If its past Kickstarter projects, like its solar powered water purifier and cooler, are any indication, you can bet products will be delivered.
As always, keep in mind the potential risks when backing a product through a crowdfunding platform. Pledging money is not a guarantee of production or delivery.
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