Mon, Sep 5, 2011
It’s not easy being green, but Dutch electronic manufacturers Dutch have made it look a bit more painless with their new Senseo Viva Cafe Eco coffee maker. It’s part of the company’s wider EcoVision sustainability strategy and shows an impressive spirit of innovation.
Unveiled at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, the Viva Cafe Eco is made using discarded electronic appliances, and all outer plastic parts are made from up to 100% recycled material (the metal parts are made from 45% recycled metals, and the packaging consists to 90% of recycled cardboard) – not bad for a fully functioning, very well-designed coffee machine.
It’s not just a conscience-cleaner for bleeding-heart liberals, though – the coffee is reportedly every bit as excellent as your run-of-the-mill designer coffee machine, and it’s delivered in less than a minute from the moment you press the button.
It’s a commendable effort from Philips, and we’re glad to see that environmental concerns are starting to be adressed in the coffee machine industry.
Written by Matthias Scherer
Matthias is a journalist and writer covering the latest news in technology as well as reviewing new computer products for PC Site. After studying journalism and economics in London, Matthias worked in radio and as a music writer for various publications in the UK and Germany, covering everything from politics and music to online publishing and social media. He is a self-diagnosed internet addict, but wrestles himself away from the computer to read books by angry young men, put on punk or rap records and watch Seinfeld.