Aug 22, 2012

Neat! Starbucks Japan - Portable Personal Drip Coffee Brewer

"Starbucks Origami Personal Drip coffee packaging.
In Japan, Starbucks offers an alternative to instant coffee called "Starbucks Origami Personal Drip coffee." While they have Starbucks Via as well, the Origami Personal Drip coffee is a convenient all-in-one disposable solution that brews fresh coffee anywhere as long as you have some hot water and a cup.

So how exactly does it work? Read on!

Each package of Starbucks Origami comes with a paper stand that folds out over a cup and holds up a paper filter full of ground coffee:

Once you have it seated over your cup, you just pour hot water over the grounds for some fresh brewed drip coffee:

Neat right?! If you're in Japan, you can buy these at the supermarket and various retail locations.

As for the name, the story is a Starbucks Japan rep brought the prototype to show Starbucks HQ in Seattle and their reaction was that it was like origami.

If the pictures don't do it for you, here's a video demonstrating how Starbucks Origami works:


  1. Wow! That's an awesome invention. I wish those came out here in the states. They'd be perfect for traveling.


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