Joe on the go: OXX shows off “world’s toughest coffee maker” at GIE

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Updated Nov 4, 2019
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Most people need their morning or afternoon cup of Joe to get them through the day, and landscapers are no exception. With this in mind, the company OXX brought its CoffeeBoxx to GIE to offer green industry professionals the option of taking their coffee any and everywhere without the fear of spills or broken coffee makers.

“GIE+EXPO is a huge show and a great opportunity for these hard-working industry pros and their crews to meet the world’s toughest coffee maker,” says Tom DeBower, director of sales for OXX, Inc. “Seeing is believing, tasting is convincing and demonstrating out here with some of the world’s best construction and landscaping products is proof that our OXX products are as tough as they come.”

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“We like to call it the world’s toughest coffee maker,” says Kent Brown, CEO and president. “It was originally designed for jobsites, construction sites and people who are working outdoors, so it’s completely rugged, portable, single-serve coffee.”

Weighing only 12 pounds, the company says the CoffeeBoxx is built with six external stainless-steel tie downs, a retractable power cord, a folding/removable drip tray and a rubberized carrying handle.

OXX says the CoffeeBoxx has been through rigorous, un-standard tests. For example, the company says it has put the CoffeeBoxx through a small explosion and has parked a Jeep Wrangler atop four of the machines.

Brown says the standard K-cups will fit the CoffeeBoxx, it has an 85-ounce water tank and the machine is spill-proof and crush-proof up to 2,000 pounds. Brown adds that all of the hardware on the CoffeeBoxx is stainless-steel, rust-proof and dust-proof, so if it happens to be left outside overnight, the product won’t be harmed.

Along with offering users the ability to make three different cup sizes, the OXX can also produce hot water for those on the jobsite wanting other types of hot beverages or a way to prepare their breakfast or lunch.

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The OXX CoffeeBoxx comes in three colors: High Vis Green, Special Ops Black and Desert Tan, which Brown notes was created specifically for active duty military members wanting to take the CoffeeBoxx overseas.

Depending on where the product is purchased, Brown says it retails for between $200-$230. If users do experience a problem with the machine for whatever reason, Brown adds that the CoffeeBoxx can also be repaired by simply contacting the company.

“It is a tool designed for professional workers, so when they spend $200 on a drill or a saw, they expect it to last,” says Brown. “It’s the same thing here. We took the tool mentality and applied it to coffee.”

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