A Juicer Coffee Maker and Tea Steeper Walk Into a Kitchen
When we received the Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System, we have to admit we were a little perplexed. With companies like Keurig, SodaStream, and even Starbucks now entering the home drink making market, we didn't understand what differentiator Esio could bring to the table. Then we re-read the package and saw the name. That's right, this one small unit can pack a beverage punch. It can make hot and cold versions of nearly any drink imagineable.
We don't just believe what we're told, so we had to put it to the test. First, we tried making a cup of their Barista Bros. Sumatra Coffee.
Normally, we'd have to wait a few minutes for the water to warm up before making the coffee. Not here! We just slid our e-pak into the holder, pushed the button, and in seconds had a delicious smelling and tasting cup of coffee. To skeptics, this isn't instant coffee either, this is freshly roasted coffee available in no time at all. Plus, we could control just how strong of a cup it'd be using the Strength Selector. Since we wanted to try a cold drink afterward, all we had to do was take out the self-sealing e-pak and set it aside. No refrigeration needed!
Then it was time for the cold drink. Since we have a SodaStream machine in our office, we thought it'd be appropriate to try out a cold drink. We chose the included Country Time Lemonade e-pak. Since the machine has a compressor like the one in a refrigerator, it is also able to make cold drinks at a moment's notice too. We didn't even have to add ice! Plus, it tastes just like what we expected it to, with no coffee flavor at all.
Many of the varieties of drink are under 5 calories per serving, which means that those of us watching our drinkable calories will be okay. Each serving also costs under 50 cents which means this is both an eco and cost effective way to have that favorite thirst-quencher. If you click this link, you can search for the local Walmart that stocks the device and e-paks. We couldn't recommend it any more highly!
If you are interested by this, keep reading our Chew On That Blog because Esio has graciously decided to give away one of these fantastic machines in the very near future!