Cana One is a beverage “printer” that promises to make coffee, drinks and more – Gadgets – Tecnoblog

Have you ever thought about a machine capable of “printing” coffee, tea, wine and other beverages with just a few clicks? This is the proposal of Cana One“the world’s first molecular beverage printer”, according to the manufacturer Cana. In addition, the device promises to prepare drinks without relying on capsules in order to avoid polluting the planet.

Cana One promises to print coffee, tea, drinks and more without needing individual capsules (Image: Disclosure/Cana)

The launch brings a proposal that bumps into B.blend. In case you are not aware, the Brastemp appliance can prepare drinks, soft drinks, juices and the like, in a very simple way. To do this, simply place the desired beverage capsule in the device, press a button, wait for the preparation and that’s it. Then just drink it.

Cana One, on the other hand, no need for capsules to work. Unlike B.blend, Dolce Gusto and Nespresso, the “printer” only depends on a cartridge of ingredients that promises to even turn water into wine (seriously). In addition, the machine also prepares coffee, tea, juices and other types of drinks with alcohol.

Okay, cool. But how does all this work? Calm down, we’ll explain.

Cana One only needs cartridges to
Cana One only needs cartridges to “print” drink (Image: Reproduction/Cana)

How does Cana One work?

All this work is the result of extensive research. Cana said its team spent three years studying beverages at the molecular level. From this research, scientists have identified and isolated the specific compounds that drive the taste and aroma of thousands of beverages today.

The company explains that the scientists managed to create “the world’s first universal set of beverage ingredients”. This technology promises to recreate thousands of different drinks using a simplified grouping of ingredients. And that’s where the ingredient cartridge comes in, because it’s through it that the elements are taken to the water to “print” the drinks.

“Cana engineers have designed, tested and now demonstrated a new microfluidic liquid dispensing technology that can affordably, quickly and accurately combine Cana’s individual flavoring ingredients in a small format, delivering a better beverage than commercially bottled options. available,” they announced.

Drinks are selected on Cana One's touchscreen panel (Image: Disclosure/Cana)
Drinks are selected on Cana One’s touchscreen panel (Image: Disclosure/Cana)

Drinks are chosen on a touchscreen panel

This entire process takes place behind a very simple interface and with some functions to prevent children from preparing alcoholic beverages, for example. Through a touch screen, the user can select what he wants to drink and even customize your drink. In addition, there is no need to place individual capsules.

This whole process also aims to help To preserve the environment. In a press release, Cana said it will eliminate “the need for more than 100 beverage containers per month for typical American families.” The company also aims to eliminate the use of plastic and glass containers, waste water and CO2 emissions used in the manufacture and distribution of beverages.

Cartridges are also part of this process. Upon termination of use of a unit, users will be able to send it back to the manufacturer for reuse up to twelve times. After the period of use, the company informs that the cartridge will be recycled.

Cana One should only reach consumers in 2023 (Image: Disclosure/Cana)
Cana One should only reach consumers in 2023 (Image: Disclosure/Cana)

And how much does this whole joke cost?

For now, it is not yet possible to buy a Cana One. According to the manufacturer, the first deliveries are expected to take place in early 2023. Until then, consumers can reserve your unit for $99, which is refundable if you change your mind over time.

The regular price of the device will be $799. Despite that, if you really like the idea, Cana has a promotion for the first 10 thousand orders, whose value will drop to US$ 499 (R$ 2,500). It should be noted that the booking fee will also be applied as a credit when purchasing the product.

Other costs are also involved in using the machine. According to Cana, consumers pay for each drink prepared, with suggested prices ranging from $0.29 to $2.99. The amounts are equivalent to approximately R$ 1.45 and R$ 15, respectively, in direct conversion.

“The average cost will be significantly less than retail prices for bottled beverages,” they said. Another advantage highlighted by Cana is in relation to the cartridge, as it is not necessary to pay for a new unit to make the change. In addition, upon detecting that the cartridge is almost empty, the manufacturer will automatically send a new cartridge to customers.

And you, what did you think of the beverage “printer”? Share your impressions on Tecnoblog Community!

With information: Cana and Engadget

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