When it comes to travel coffee setups, the holy grail is the all-in-one device that will store all the equipment you need to make coffee into one slim, space-saving package. And the newest edition to the pantheon of to-go coffee kits, the aptly-named All-In-One Grinder, gets us one step closer to that reality by combining an electric grinder, travel mug, and pour-over device all in one sleek package.
As reported by Yanko Design, the concept is the creation of Guangzhou, China-based designer Locus Hsu. Clocking in around the same size as a water bottle, the All-In-One Grinder is meant to (mostly) get you from whole bean to brew. The conical burr grinder is adjustable and USB-chargeable. Just toss your beans in the grind chamber and you’re ready to get grinding whenever the urge hits.
Once ground, the coffee can then be loaded into the attached conical metal-filter pour-over device that seats nicely atop the reusable travel mug. All you have to do is figure out how to get hot water and pour it over the coffee (perhaps a nice Cauldryn mug?) and voila, you’ve got coffee!
Of course, we haven’t yet reached the travel coffee singularity, where all your brewing needs are self-contained. But we are getting closer and closer. Though only a concept and thus not yet on the market, the All-In-One Grinder is a very handsome step in the right direction. Once someone figures out how to work in a collapsable kettle and a water reservoir, we will truly be living in the future. Humanity, the unstoppable force fueled by coffee anywhere at any time.
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