Since I consider myself a coffee connoisseur, I'm not quite sure if THIS would be a satisfying/tasteful alternative to freshly grounded coffee... it sure looks interesting though.
Those of us who are not too particular about our morning brew are largely satisfied with instant coffee packets, pods or other simplified delivery devices. Even we connoisseurs, however, can appreciate this idea as the big next step in espresso evolution. Skipping coffee grounds altogether for a cheap-but-premium experience, here comes gourmet cappuccino … on a stick.
Yet, for one designer it was not enough to boil coffee, mix in grounds and stir the solution around – Heo Jeong Im’s concept blends the core supplies – milk, esspresso and sugar – into a single dissolvable component on the end of an all-in-one specialty stir stick. No roaster or grinder required.