This project's funding goal was not reached on August 27, 2014.
This project's funding goal was not reached on August 27, 2014.
Here are just a few of the awesome comments we've been getting from our AMAZING backers:
Our sleek, new, state-of-the-art Xpressivo “X1” machine makes it easy to quickly brew cafe-quality coffee, espresso, lattes, and more anytime of day – with just the touch of a button. And we'll offer it at huge discounts to customers who select one of our monthly coffee capsule delivery plans.
You’d probably pay about $400 bucks for a similar machine with other major brands …so they can pay for ads on yachts and celebrity endorsements.
But, our goal is to cut out the distributor and retail markups so ANYONE can own a top-tier machine to enjoy great cappuccinos and lattes at home with friends and family…without all the up-front expense.
With your pledge, you can be one of the first, proud owners of our top-of-the-line X1 machine. And, you'll also enjoy some of the best coffee you’ve ever tasted, that we’ll deliver straight from Italy to your door.
Let’s take on the big brands and “democratize” coffee together!
Note: Subscription is NOT required when you select one of our Kickstarter rewards. But, if you do elect to continue coffee delivery, you’ll take 25% off future orders as a “thanks” for your support!
Our sleek and versatile X1 coffee makes both single and double espresso shots…and a full 10-ounce pour of coffee. Over 12 months of engineering and QA went into the development of the X1, but the result is a machine that's simple to use and makes delicious coffee.
Our X1 machine is also available with a compatible electric foamer so you can warm and froth milk to make your favorite lattes, macchiatos, cappuccinos, and more in under 30 seconds.
X1 Frother Specifications:
We’ve created and launched our first six blends of premium coffee capsules for you to enjoy anytime on our X1 machine.
We’ve teamed up with the best roasters and producers in Italy, who have perfected their craft for over a hundred years. Using only the finest sustainably-grown, fair-trade certified beans from around the world, they create distinct, savory tastes with each blend.
And, we pack our finished coffee into vacuum-sealed, biodegradable capsules – so it’s always delivered fresh and full of flavor.
When visiting family in Italy, CEO & Founder Adam Lupa always loved the way coffee seems to bring people together, anytime of day.
Returning home, Adam knew Americans are just as passionate about their coffee. Which is why they don’t see anything out of the ordinary about dropping 3 or 4 bucks for a tasty drink. Or even dropping a few hundred dollars on a machine before even brewing their first cup at home.
It just seemed like there was a better way to do coffee. And, it seemed obvious that cheaper, faster, easier, less expensive, and more social coffee could only make a great thing even GREATER.
Since then, he’s pulled together a group of talented, passionate, and creative partners to help make the Xpressivo vision a reality:
We’ve raised seed funding from friends and family to develop our initial product lines, but it’s going to take a little more to get where we want to go. And Kickstarter is the perfect platform for us not only to get the word out about our newly-developed products, but also offer massive discounts to our early supporters.
We’ll also begin development of new coffee blends for you to enjoy, including flavored capsules like vanilla, hazelnut, and more.
Your pledge will go towards our initial inventory orders, as well as to help us share what we believe is a better way to do coffee with the rest of the world.
We want you to be making our awesome coffee on your new X1 machine as soon as possible. Here's our plan to make that happen:
So, don't wait…any pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us make single-serve coffee easy and affordable for everybody by clicking the 'Back This Project' button at the top of this page, or help us spread the word to fellow coffee lovers by sharing our page on your social profiles.
We offer you our deepest, heartfelt THANKS - let's democratize coffee together!
We've had a few requests to see the X1 machine in action, so I shot these videos last night - hopefully they'll show just how easy it is to use the machine.
In the first video, I separated the foamer from the main body of the X1, so you can see just how compact and sleek it is. You'll also see the speed and ease-of-use as I make an espresso shot, as well as the richness and creaminess of the coffee:
In the second video, I re-attached the foamer and walk you through the entire process of making a "double vanilla latte" in about 60 seconds. You can see how fast the foamer works and how you can make a drink you'd pay $4 bucks for at Starbucks:
As you can see, we have a working X1 prototype that works fantastically! I know because I use it every day...and absolutely love it. Thanks again for all your questions, comments, and support! We're well on our way to surpassing our funding goal and getting these awesome machines into your hands.
Over the past 18 months we’ve teamed up with our amazing manufacturers and engineers in China, as well as our renowned coffee roasters and vendors in Italy to ensure all of the products we deliver meet our highest quality standards.
We have chosen our manufacturing partners based on their proven ability to distribute product in non-US markets. As a result, we have worked closely with then to validate our specific engineering requirements for the X1, as well as provide some of the best tasting coffee in the world.
Now we have a working prototype that is ready for manufacturing, and ready to be shipped to you as soon as the Kickstarter period is over!
And with over 25 years of MBA and supply chain experience on our Xpressivo team, we feel confident we can address any risks that may arise to deliver high-quality product, within the projected time frame.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Our single-serve capsules are Nespresso-compatible, although we are (obviously) not associated with Nestle! And, our capsules are biodegradable & fair-trade/sustainability certified…not like the other guys. :)
Subscription is NOT required when you select one of our Kickstarter rewards. But, if you do elect to continue coffee delivery, you’ll take 25% off future orders as a “thanks” for your support! And our capsule prices will be comparable or cheaper than what you'd pay at retail stores, ranging from about $0.50 to $0.83 cents - depending on what delivery plan you select.
We've already had a few international requests, but sorry: at this time, we're only available in the US. We hope to be overseas soon!
We currently have no plans to offer a refillable capsules. Here's why:
We want to get our machines into as many hands as possible by making them AFFORDABLE for anyone to own. However, we are a business, and we would then only make our money by replenishing your capsules via an affordable delivery service. We believe this is a fair tradeoff and hope you agree!
However, that's why these Kickstarter rewards are so exciting - not only are you getting some great discounts on the machines, but if you elect to continue with capsule delivery after Kickstarter, you'll receive an additional 25% off our already LOW prices as our way of saying "thanks" for your crowd funding support!
The Xpressivo X1 has a thermoblock heater and power rating of 1260W. It is equipped with an best-in-class, Italian-made 19 BAR pump to ensure excellent pressure required to extract the coffee essences that make consistently great espresso. Lastly, the X1 is GS approved with RoHS and LFGB compliance, as well as an ETL certification from independent and trusted 3rd party Intertek.
Our capsules come in cartons of TEN, with two individual vacuum-sealed packs inside that hold five capsules each.
So, rewards receiving a 60-day supply will receive one cartons of each of our blends. I'll do my best to accommodate special requests after we're funded, but can't make promises just yet.
Obviously, if you elect to continue with delivery after the KS campaign, you can adjust to whatever blends you'd prefer to receive!
We'll provide a printed version of the warranty with your machine shipment, as well as on our site after our Kickstarter campaign is over. In short, we'll offer a one-year limited warranty for basic protection that covers any unusual or unexpected malfunctions.
However, should you elect to continue as a monthly subscriber, we'll actually replace machines for FREE. We want long relationships with customers, and will be working hard to keep you happy and stocked with coffee for a long time. More details and specifics to follow once we're live. Thanks!
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