Driven by Lavazza. Fiat.

You know when you are rushing to work in the morning and worrying about stopping for that cup of coffee but really need that coffee?  Well, Fiat has solved that by providing you a way to get your coffee while driving!  Check out the new Fiat 500L with the optional built-in coffee-maker.

There’ll be no more rush to grab a coffee before you start your drive to work, and no more need to find a drive-through.  Instead you can stylishly brew your coffee in the driveway as the car is warming up.

According to the press release:

“The 500L is the first standard-production car in the world to offer a true espresso coffee machine that utilises the technology of the ‘A Modo Mio’ pods. It is perfectly integrated in the car with a deck designed expressly by Fiat.”

The coffee machine even has a sugar container, a coffee pod dispenser and a spoon.

To counter safety concerns, Fiat says that their coffee machine is locked firmly into its docking station, and will only work when the car is stopped.  So you won’t be pulled over for brewing while driving.  Besides, it’s an espresso; you won’t be getting a huge mug of coffee to spill all over your lap.

We love the Lavazza-branded machine and matching cup!

There’s no hint yet as to when this coffee-maker on wheels will be available in the USA, but when it does, we’ll let you know.


Coffee Cup Delivers a (Different Sort of) Jolt

This had us laughing (and wishing we had one) with the recent storms that blew through the midwest and east coast, cutting power to millions of households!  Talk about an inventive geek idea!

How about an electric power inverter in the shape of a coffee cup?

The Coffee Cup Power Inverter looks just like a coffee cup. It sits in a car cup holder, but there the resemblance ends.  Instead of giving you the jolt, it powers two 120-volt AC outlets and a USB port.

At $29.99, the Coffee Cup Power Inverter costs rather more than a standard cup of coffee, but with the recent electrical power outages we’ve had, maybe it’s an investment we should make for our next black-out.  Hey, you could plug in your coffee machine!

Brand Info: Eduscho

Eduscho is a German company that began operations in 1924.  At that time, they delivered coffee to customers by postal mail.  In less than 15 years, the company employed over 1000 employees, delivering coffee to 150,000 customers.  They also begin selling coffee grinders.  The second World War heavily impacts the business, but by 1948, the company is back shipping coffee.  By 1955, Eduscho opened its first store in Bremen, followed by stores in all the major German cities.  Gala coffee is introduced in 1959, now being sold in bakeries, which furthers identifies the brand.  Ten years later, the company begins to expand into the surrounding countries, including Austria where it quickly becomes a top seller.

In 1980, Gala coffee begins producing a blend renamed Number 1 (Nr. 1) to reflect its status on the market and its flavor and quality.  Tchibo, a storied German roaster of its own making, buys Eduscho in 1997 and continues to create new coffees.  In the last 10 years, Eduscho has introduced espresso and individual capsules, later individual pods for their coffee machines.  Today Eduscho’s full range of coffee include latte, Machiato and Cappuccino.

At, we now have Eduscho coffee.  You really must try it!