Wednesday, May 11

For the Mobile Generation That Has Everything

Ben, are you ready to early-adopt Wolfgang Puck's self-heating canned lattes? According to the NYTimes,

It took a California company named OnTech seven years and $24 million to create the self-heating cans, which are activated by pushing a plastic button on the bottom. Water flows into a sealed inner cone filled with quicklime, which is mostly calcium oxide. A chemical reaction heats the coffee to a pleasant 145 degrees in six to eight minutes, the amount of time it might take to order, pay for and receive a latte from a barista.

It may be better living through chemistry, but I think some of us would rather have the chance to flirt with cute baristas.