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Would you trust a power tool manufacturer to make your coffee? Well, if it allows a hot Americano in the bush or on the beach, for sure. Japanese manufacturer Makita has announced the CM501DZ, a coffee machine that uses the same lithium-ion batteries that charges its power tools.

If you are one of those coffee lovers who consumes  coffee as others go through cigarettes, well the batteries won’t last you long, able to cover round-about five cups before it needs a recharge. You can bring this 1.5 kg machine along to basically anywhere, and with its rugged good looks it seems like it can take a knock now and then too.

It’s not Makita’s first foray into the world of portable coffee machines, previously offering the DCM500Z, a so-so machine that looks a lot like a jigsaw. The new model still has that power tool look and feel to it, and comes in a red or blue version.

At this stage you need to book a flight to Japan to get your hands on this $110 Makita CM501DZ, with no word yet on a local release date.

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