Coffee + Chill


This is quite the week for coffee lovers! I’m a tea drinker myself, but I can’t say no to a tall glass of iced frappe. THAT’s my indulgence! You don’t see many apparatuses dedicated to preparing cold coffee, so here’s one from the bean-loving geniuses at Emerge Lab. Christened the Dripo, this little thing can prepare your favorite beverage in two different ways. Assemble the Dripo into an iced-drip apparatus, having chilled water dripping through your ground coffee, or a cold brew, where your coffee is immersed in cold water. Both techniques are proven to be healthy and to make your coffee tastier, some say. Once you’re done concocting your precious drink, the Dripo is nice enough to convert into a super handy tumbler that you can carry on the go!

Standing at just 1 ft. tall, the Dripo is the most portable coffee maker out there. Plus with no mechanical parts or electric power required, you can literally have your coffee wherever and whenever you feel (with the added bonus of knowing your little indulgence is freshly prepared and healthy too)! Take that, Starbucks!

Designer: Fred Chen (Emerge Lab)






  • Gorden says:

    Brilliant design. I just made my pledge on Kickstarter yesterday.

    • Sarang Sheth says:

      Great stuff, Gorden! Glad you read our content and love the designs we feature!
      We’d love for you to post a review in the comments when you receive your Dripo. Cheers!

  • Page says:

    Not sure I’d agree this is the most portable apparatus out there. A solid drip cone with gold filter is smaller. Hot water is just as easy to get access to as ice.

  • Beau says:

    Very small amount of actual cold brew coffee extract when finished. Also looks like they ripped off Iwaki Cold Brew drip coffeemaker to me and just made the storage vessel a tumbler with a lid. I’d probably go with Iwaki Coffee since it is glass.

  • Jonathan says:

    2.5hrs for coffee… I think I’ll take my Starbucks.

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