Makita Coffee Maker
Updated Makita Coffee Maker Now Compatible with 2 Battery Platforms
When you absolutely need your morning cup of coffee but finding a hardwired power source presents an issue, the new and improved Makita Coffee Maker might be the best way to get your caffeine fix. It’s lightweight, compact, and best of all, runs off of either 12V or 18V Makita battery platforms.
- Model Number: DCM501Z
- Compact profile at 9-9/16″ x 7-3/8″ x 8-9/16″
- Lightweight at 4.8 lbs with the battery attached
- No need for paper filters; permanent drip filter allows grounds to be poured directly into the coffee maker
- Compatible with both 12V Max CXT and 18V LXT batteries
- Brews a cup of coffee in 5 minutes (when using and 18V battery)
What’s The Big Deal?
While it might be a stretch to call this coffee maker “pocket-sized”, it really doesn’t take up a whole lot of space. It has a compact profile at only 9-9/16″ by 7-3/8″ by 8-9/16″, and it weighs in at under 5 lbs with the battery attached. Basically, it takes up less space and weighs less than the boom box you’re likely lugging to the job site.
Speaking of batteries, Makita didn’t want to force you into a specific battery platform, so they’ve made this coffee maker compatible with both of their 12V CXT and 18V LXT platforms. Obviously, you’ll get better performance from the 18V battery, but your options are open.
And, as long as we’re talking about performance, with an 18V battery, you can brew up a 5 oz cup o’ joe in 5 minutes. As far as runtimes go, you’ll obviously get more coffee flowing the bigger your battery is, but here’s the breakdown: with a 3.0Ah battery, you can expect to brew two 5 oz cups. With a 4.0 Ah battery, you can squeeze out two and a half cups, and with a 5.0Ah battery, you can brew up 3 cups on a charge.
Granted, none of these numbers sound particularly impressive, but keep in mind that coffee makers use a ton of energy to keep the heating elements constantly working. If you find yourself in a pinch, 3 cups of coffee are better than none, and the cordless Makita Coffee Maker can get you where you need to be when you’re short any AC power.
The Makita Coffee Make doesn’t need any paper filters; you can just dump your grounds directly into the drip filter. You can also use the single-serve coffee pods if you so desire.
Expect the Makita Coffee Maker to hit shelves soon. It comes with a coffee cup and lid, a measuring spoon, and Makita’s 3-year warranty. We expect it to retail for around $100.
Makita Coffee Maker Specs
- Model Number: DCM501Z
- Battery: 18V LXT/12V Max CXT
- Water Tank Capacity: 8 oz.
- Length: 9-9/16″
- Width: 7-3/8″
- Height: 8-9/16″
- Weight (with battery): 4.8 lbs
- 3-Year limited warranty