It’s 6am Monday morning. You’re up early, hoping to start your day before your children do. Wait..what’s that sound? Surprise, surprise. The children decided to join you before daybreak. Not a problem, except you just poured yourself a hot cup of coffee. Now, in between pouring cereal, turning on cartoons, and cleaning up spills…your coffee sits and waits. Getting colder and colder by the minute. Seriously moms, who hasn’t been here? Well, it would appear our cries to the skies have been heard – Joulies has arrived.
Dave and Dave both grew up in the same neighborhood. When Dave and Dave grew up, they lived in different neighborhoods across the country, but collaborated on something that we’ve all needed for a long time – a way to keep our coffee at the perfect temperature for longer than a few minutes. Coffee Joulies was an idea they both collaborated on over 8 months, until they were satisfied enough to take it to kickstarter.com in search of funding. Originally, they only sought $9500, but they ended up with $306,944!
So, what are Coffee Joulies exactly? Little polished stainless steel beans filled with “phase change material”, that’s what they are! When placed in your coffee, they melt when they reach 140°F, the pre-determined perfect coffee temperature, and then solidify again – and your coffee stays at this perfect temperature for a long time! Not too hot, and not too cold. Here, they even have a picture of the beans cut in half so you can see inside (we knew you were curious):
You’re probably wondering “How safe are these Joulies in my coffee cup?”. Have no fear – the phase change material inside is completely safe and edible. And just to be sure none of that sweet PGM leaks into your coffee cup, Dave and Dave test every magic bean with a helium leak tester – which they’ve pointed out is the same thing NASA uses to test space shuttle parts.
You can even keep your coffee at the exact same perfect temperature ALL DAY if you follow the method the Daves have recommended: Pour coffee into your favorite vacuum sealed travel mug, place all 5 Joulies in there, seal up tight and swirl around. Voila! Perfect coffee on the run, all day.
So, how expensive are these magic beans? They start at $49.95 for the “Self Help 5 Pack” which just includes 5 Joulies, or you can splurge and get the “Perfection Pack” for $79.95 which includes 5 Joulies and a Joulies thermos. Not a bad asking price for all these little beans can do for your coffee, we think!
In conclusion, bravo Dave and Dave! Coffee lovers, parents, and business professionals all over salute you!
If you want more information, check out their video here: http://www.joulies.com/pages/our-story