Portable Hot Joe…and More?

What will they think of next?

Wolfgang Puck is marketing a new

self-heating can
of coffee that could change the way we look at our daily cup of Joe. Rather than spend a few
minutes making coffee in a traditional coffee-maker, the can has a self-heating technology embedded inside that heats
the coffee to a pleasant 145 degrees in six to eight minutes, easily the time it takes to dump coffee into a filter,
add water and wait as the magic morning elixir is made.

The technology was developed by a California company named OnTech, and took seven
years and $24 million to create. It works when water flows into a sealed inner cone filled with quicklime, and a
chemical reaction heats the coffee.

For coffee-mad campers, this could be a great solution. Of course, you’d have to deal with carrying out the empties,
so maybe this is more of a car-camping thing, but I can see lots of uses for this technology including portable stews,
soups and, meals. And why stop there? What about for showers and hot tubs as well?