the mokase phone cover turns your smartphone into a portable espresso maker

the mokase phone cover turns your smartphone into a portable espresso maker

there will always be times in the day when you are in desperate need of a caffeine boost, yet no where near the closest café. and for these times, mokase have comprised the answer to your caffeine-deprived prayers, in the shape of a phone case that converts your smartphone into an on-the-go espresso maker. using a simple system of a disposable insert in which the houses the coffee, and an app that heats it up on demand, the mokase pours out an espresso made by your smartphone.

the mokase pours out coffee brewed on-the-go by your smartphone



on setting out to develop a product to brew coffee whilst out and about, luigi carfora and clemente biondo of ‘smart k’ had the idea of incorporating it into a gadget already carried around every day—the smarthphone. the duo successfully designed a case that measures less than 1cm in thinkness,  is completely waterproof and insulates the coffee when brewed. through a side slit in the mokase, the ‘mokaromi’ cartridge is inserted. the coffee—sealed within a vacuum on the inside of the cartridge—is freed when inserted into the phone, as the ‘spout’ breaks the membrane of the vacuum allowing the drink to exit.

the mokase app controls when the coffee is heated



the coffee is heated on demand within the spout of the coffee maker. using alluminum-sillicone alloy resistors, the case concentrates heat to warm the beverage in 5-8 seconds, whilst insulating the rest of your smartphone from the warmth. powered by a lithium battery, the device is able to heat up 25 ml of coffee in one go, and can be recharged via a USB cable. the case connects to a sibling app which lets the user control when to heat their beverage, whilst the clever cartridge keeps coffee fresh for at least three months. there’s no need to worry about taste, since the mokaromi pods have been italian approved—made in napes by mokase’s two italian founders. the drink is available in three different flavours—classic, toasted and arabic.

the mokase houses a ‘mokaromi’ cartridge which houses the coffee inside a vacuum



to avoid getting caught out without a cup, mokase have also developed a collapsable cup that can be used as a keyring. the mokase is compatable with the iphone 6, 6S and 7, alons with a range of samsung, huwawei and LG phones. smart k hope to ship the first mokases before the end of septmber.

the mokaromi pod is inserted via a side slit in the case

the coffee is heated in the pipe using alluminum-sillicone alloy resistors

mokase’s founders even designed a keyring cup in which to pour the coffee

the full mokase package

  • That is a way to generate selfish products and massive amount of garbage after the product’s life. – Not acceptable

    Ber says:
  • These photo renders make me think this project is nowhere near a realistic product. You should make a phone cover/juicer combination instead. Silicon Valley seems to love stuff like that…

    Joe Phillips says:
  • First April joke (a bit late)?
    Completely useless. Hot water + phone? Yeah! that’s a great design idea!

    Cedric says:

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy
designboom's comment policy guidelines
generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

- please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
- please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
- please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
- please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
- please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
(there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
the best 100-200 entries too.)

a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

technology news

keep up with our daily and weekly stories
491,980 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample