The World's Toughest Coffee Maker

The World’s Toughest Coffee Maker

Filed under: Camping  Cooking  Food / Hydration 

Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn more.

The words “tough” and “coffee maker” are rarely used in the same sentence, but for the first time in my writing career, I present them all together.

Coffeeboxx 1

Meet the Oxx Coffeeboxx, the world’s toughest coffee maker.

Got you scratching your head? Yeah, that’s what I did, too, when I learned about the new product designed to withstand the rigors of worksites, farms, camps, and boats. If you believe the company website, it’ll even stand in for a jack stand.

Editor’s Update 10/19/15: After several weeks of testing, the machine stopped working. We attempted to repair the unit and then talked to OXX. The company said it was likely not working due to a known defect in which grounds can clog the machine. The company claims to have fixed the problem in new versions. We are currently testing a second unit to see if this problem is resolved.

oxx coffeeboxx coffee maker

While I’ve never had a problem breaking coffee pots, and this one rings in at a spectacular $300, for those who use appliances in tough environments, read on.

The Coffeeboxx brews single cups of coffee using the K-Cup system. For me, that’s a negative because it creates extra waste with each cup of coffee and one cup is never enough. But K-Cups are popular and do simplify the oh-so-daunting task of brewing a cup.

We’d like to see full carafes, and simple grounds, be an option on future models.

But for now, it brews a 8, 10, or 12 ounce cup in 90 seconds. A nice bonus is that it serves as a hot water station, heating water to 180º F for easy instant meals.

The company claims Coffeeboxx has an “impact resistant shell” and that the core can withstand a crushing force of 500 pounds (see the truck photo above). It is also dust and water resistant to IP55 standards and weighs in at a whopping 11 pounds.

oxx coffeee maker

Other specs from the company:

  • 2.5L water tank
  • 3ft retractable cord – 110v
  • UV and impact-resistant polymer shell
  • Folding and removable drip tray for larger cups
  • Stainless-steel tie downs

We love a good cup of coffee and are intrigued. The company says it has other “tough” appliances in the works. We hope their next one brews a whole pot at a time.

Sean McCoy
By
Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.
previous:
next:
Saving…
×