Hong Kong-headquartered Wacaco has unveiled a new portable filter coffee maker called the Pikamoka, which utilises vacuum pressure to brew filter coffee on the go.
To use the Pipamoka, consumers insert ground coffee into a dedicated filter basket, add hot water to the Pipamoka, and drop the filter basket to the bottom of the device.
Using a twisting mechanism at the bottom of the device, vacuum pressure is created inside the travel mug. According to Wacaco, this negative pressure generates a suction force that draws hot water downwards through the coffee grounds. The coffee is then brewed directly into the insulated thermal cup where it will stay hot for several hours.
Wacaco states that the pressurised environment quickens extraction, meaning that the device takes around two minutes to brew a cup of coffee.
Hugo Cailleton, co-founder of Wacaco said: “We’ve spent over two years developing this patented coffee maker, and we’re thrilled to finally share it with our fans all over the world who have asked us for a travel-friendly way to make filter-style coffee on their adventures.
“Between the all-in-one design, the vacuum pressure features and the ability to extract long coffee, cold brew or espresso-style coffee, the Pipamoka is a truly unique brewer that will help all kinds of coffee lovers enjoy their preferred coffee drinks anytime, anywhere.”