The device faces other challenges, as well. A coffee pod’s prime appeal is ease of use; it’s obviously faster and less fussy than parsing out grinds for a traditional drip coffee maker. Making that same case for Kold could be tricky, since it’s competing against the simple act of popping the tab on a can, or twisting the top of a bottle. And whatever convenience it does offer doesn’t come cheap; Kold comes with an MSRP of $370, with pods costing between $4.50 and $5.00 for a pack of four. Each pod produces a single 8-ounce drink, making your countertop cola more expensive than the grocery store equivalent even before the sunk cost of the machine itself.
Push-button drink production has a demonstrable appeal; whether that translates from hot to cold depends on one’s counter space, pod appeal, and single-serve obsession.Go Back to Top. Skip To: Start of Article.