OXX COFFEEBOXX Jobsite Coffee Maker Review
OXX COFFEEBOXX Jobsite Single-Serve Coffee Maker
For years it has been a running joke that the most important tool on our job site is the radio. It is usually the first tool we get out and the last to go back in the trailer at the end of the day. While the radio still holds a special place on the job, it now has some serious competition. The OXX COFFEEBOXX promises to bring hot java right to the job.
Like many folks in the trades, our caffeine intake is of the utmost importance. Whether that be from hot coffee, iced coffee, energy drinks (YUCK!), it seems everyone has a tried and true method to get ready for the day. For myself, that is good ol’fashioned hot coffee. While I have gotten by for years with my Stanley thermos, there really is just nothing better than a freshly brewed cup of coffee to warm the soul and energize the body.
The OXX COFFEEBOXX is a rugged, coffee maker that is designed around the K-Cup model and engineered to withstand a beating.
The OXX COFFEEBOXX is built like a damn tank. Basically, it will take everything you can throw at it on the chin.
OXX COFFEEBOXX Specs
- Height: 11-1/2”
- Width: 11”
- Depth: 9”
- Weight (Empty): 12 lbs
- Maximum Cup Height: 8’ (with drip tray removed)
- Water Reservoir Capacity: 84.5 oz (2.5 L)
- Power Source: 110v AC (3’ Retractable Cord)
OXX COFFEEBOXX Durability
Let’s go ahead and get this out of the way. The OXX COFFEEBOXX is built like a damn tank. The polymer constructed housing is engineered to withstand up to 1500 lbs. and built with rust-resistant hardware. This machine is also dust-proof (IP54 rated) and spill-proof. Basically, it will take everything you can throw at it on the chin.
Ease of Use
In addition to all of the other proofs (dust, rust and spill), the OXX COFFEEBOXX is pretty much idiot-proof as well. The centrally located control panel only has 6 total buttons. There is a power button, a button to switch between brew or hot water and 3 buttons for the amount you want to brew (8, 10 or 12oz).
The COFFEEBOXX also works with every brand of K-Cup and refillable cups.
Capacity of the OXX COFFEEBOXX
The spill-proof reservoir holds, a pretty incredible, 84.5 oz. This is more than enough for you and your crew to enjoy a fresh, hot cup on your break.
Hot Water Dispenser
Surprisingly, one of my favorite features is the hot water dispenser. OXX claims their water heats up to 180°. As an avid outdoorsman as well, I used this feature to heat up noodles and can be used for dehydrated meals. You can also use this to brew tea on the jobsite, but you have to deal with the ribbing on your own.
Removable Drip Tray
A removable drip tray is included that allows for easy clean up. This can also be removed for larger cups. I had no issue getting larger YETI Ramblers to fit.
Carrying Handle and Tie Downs
A large, rubberized handle allows the user to easily carry the OXX COFFEEBOXX, even with gloves. Several tie downs help secure during transit.
Using the OXX COFFEEBOXX
When unboxing the OXX COFFEEBOXX, take particular note of the included user-manual. There are detailed instructions for prepping the machine prior to brewing your first cup. It’s hard not just throw in K-Cup and start brewing, but do the prep work.
To use, simply fill up the water tank, turn it on, make sure its on brew (unless you want hot water), then select the size you want. In a little over a minute, you will have a fresh, hot cup. It’s seriously that easy.
In addition to all of the features I’ve already mentioned, it really makes a great cup of coffee.
As mentioned before, it is a really good idea to read the user manual upon opening. OXX does a great job explaining setup procedures and maintenance tips very thoroughly.
The water filter is recommended to be replaced every 3 months and can be found on the OXX website.
OXX also recommends to descale the machine every 3 months as well. There is an indicator light located in the control panel to help remind. Basically, you just run some vinegar through the system to break up the scaling from the minerals in the water.
One more thing to keep in mind is that you should really try to avoid exposing the OXX COFFEEBOXX to freezing temperatures. The water in the system can freeze, potentially cracking some of the hoses or the reservoir. While mine has frozen, without issue, it is best to avoid if possible.
I have been using the OXX COFFEEBOXX for several months now and have definitely put it to the test. It is on the job with me every day and was also my closest companion during bow-hunting season. While I would have preferred it to be cordless, I honestly didn’t find this to be much of an issue, especially since I have an inverter installed in my truck. The OXX COFFEEBOXX does exactly as advertised. It brews a damn good cup of coffee that you can take anywhere, anytime. After writing this article, it is very clear that this has indeed become the “most important tool” I own.
You can pick one up for yourself for about $200 on Amazon.