A good quarter of space in our refrigerators is occupied with its own muse. As we buy drinks at a discounted price – coffee for whenever, energy drinks for when the need arises, soda to add to our booze, a great cocktail we can’t manage to part away with – the glasses and tumblers start stacking in our fridge. Only, our beverages aren’t fresh anymore. The new beverage-and-coffee printer is here to save us all, though.
The ‘Cana One’ printer can deliver you, as the company claims, an ‘infinite’ number of your favorite drinks using sample flavoring as small as a capsule. These capsules, referred to as cartridges, are refilled by the Cana for free.
Scientists spent three years studying the basic molecular structure of beverages – what separates them and what unites. Their research concluded that 90% of most of the popularly consumed beverages consists of water. Sugar, alcohol and flavorings make up the remaining 10%. Thus, by isolating the aroma and flavors, a thousand different combinations were made possible; slight changes in the composition could turn one drink into another.
Because the drinks printed are freshly prepared, they taste great. An investor in Cana One has claimed that panels that were set up to taste the printed beverages admitted them tasting similar to, and on occasion, even better than commercially available options.
Cana’s approach involves the concept of sustainability – by printing our beverages, we are able to rid the world of wastage and emissions caused by canned drinks.
The device is much more than just a coffee printer, but is known as that because of the world’s favourite beverage. The Cana One can make you coffee, cocktails, soda and a number of other beverages, suited to your taste buds, seeing as the cartridges are customized. All you have to do is, one, pay for the machine that is small enough to fit on your kitchen counter, and then pay for the drinks you ‘order’, aka, print. For the first 10,000 buyers, the Cana One will be sold at US$499; subsequent buyers will get it at US$799.
But let this not be a deal breaker. Each drink will only cost you between 20-something cents and US$3 – the company has claimed that this is cheaper than going to the store and buying commercially available bottled or canned drinks every single time.
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