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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 31 2015 1:00 AM UTC +00:00
AU$ 9,286
pledged of AU$ 40,000pledged of AU$ 40,000 goal
72
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, December 31 2015 1:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Cold Drip King is a cold drip coffee brewer designed to be the ultimate device for the home user. Cold Drip King makes a beautiful sweet cup of cold drip coffee every time, requiring a single adjustment for easy brewing. Unlike other brewers, Cold Drip King's patented design keeps the drip rate constant throughout the whole volume of extraction, this is a good thing! We humbly believe this product has the potential to change the game for cold coffee, like the aeropress did for home brewed hot coffee.

This whole process started when friends started talking about Cold Drip Coffee that was being bottled and sold by local cafe's. I was curious about the brewing process and when I looked into the existing products it left me thinking that I could probably make something better. 

Existing products were either large, fragile or expensive, often all three. 

When I talked to friends in the coffee industry they all mentioned a problem. The design of the existing machines resulted in a variable drip rate that caused inconsistent extraction. I talked to a lot of people about the problem, went to my shed with a notebook and eventually emerged with a solution on paper. I talked to my brother Toby and we agreed to work together to make the product a reality. 

We have invested a great deal of money time and energy into this project and have taken on no outside investment. We have worked outside of our full time jobs doing everything we could to make it happen. For everything we couldn't do we have employed product designers, toolmakers and coffee consultants to get us to where we are today. 

We are not a large team of professional designers, in fact we are a high school teacher and a hotel concierge. We are creative individuals with innovation in our blood. We are passionate about creating something new and getting all the help we need to bring this product to market.

We really hope you can get behind us, this is what Kickstarter is all about.

If you want to know anything more that what is mentioned on the rest of this page please email us: info@colddripking.com

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 Cold Drip Coffee uses cold water to extract the flavour. Because there is no heat involved the extraction happens slowly over 5-8 hours, we like to leave it overnight. It is worth the wait, using cold water retains oils that are usually burnt off in other methods resulting in a clean and sweet coffee flavour unlike anything else.

Cold Drip Coffee can be served over ice or with milk. Darker roasts produce a strong coffee flavour that can be diluted to suit your flavour preference. Because of the clean extraction coffee flavour the product is perfectly suited to cooking and cocktails or any other taste combination you can dream up. 

We have designed our product to be as easy to use as possible. Above is a picture of "the King" stacked for brewing. 

  • Start by stacking the Jug, Stack Lid and the Coffee Basket. 
  • Place an aeropress filter in the bottom of the Coffee Basket. 
  • Grind your favourite beans and place the ground coffee in the Coffee Basket, place another paper filter on top. 
  • Pre soak the grinds by gently pouring water over the top filter. 
  • Place the Drip Tap Tower and Water Hopper on top and fill the Water Hopper with water. 
  • Open the drip valve until the tiny flow of water runs freely, adjust the needle valve until your desired drip rate is set. 
  • Leave overnight and enjoy your coffee in the morning!

It really is an amazing feeling coming out in the morning and having your coffee ready to pour and taste. 

Overnight extraction timelapse.

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Friends

Goldsky created our logo and branding.  

Austek Design drafted and designed our our initial concepts and provided invaluable advice about designing for manufacture.

Design Works are working with us on refinements and beyond.

Video Music: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music

Media and Press

Check out our website for a Press Kit.

Social Media

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Instagram Profile

Risks and challenges

We do not take step of coming to Kickstarter lightly.

Over the past few years we have witnessed a few products in the coffee category alone that have gone over time, over budget and have left creators having to scramble to ship sub-standard products to disgruntled backers.
We are determined not to put ourselves and more importantly YOU in this situation.

Our philosophy is to "Under promise then Over deliver"

We commit to providing a fortnightly update on the progress of the product so you are always up to date with the development and the story behind the product.

Here are some of the possible issues we may face.

-Delivery time.
We would love to say that we will have Cold Drip King in your hands in 6 months time. We are much more comfortable giving a 4 month window to fulfil our backers orders from August to November in 2016. We know if we manage to do it in quicker everyone will be happy.

-Product Quality
Our goal is to ship you a product that will be hitting retailers shelves after you have had it for a few months. As a backers on Kickstarter we invest in a product and participate in the story of it coming to life. We will not be shipping a beta version that requires some tweaking and changes before it faces real customers down the road. As stated, our Prototype is functional and 90% complete. The final 10% relates to minor variations intended to improve user interaction with the product.

It is important that you know we are working with established design teams who are experienced in bringing completed products to market. These designers have manufacturing relationships around the world that allow them to bring a high quality product to market. The designers are able to take responsibility for all the steps along the way but that comes at a cost, we have allowed the margin in our budget to leave the risk and responsibility to the experts.

-Shipping
The world is a very large place and getting products to everyone is a complicated process. As we are looking to establish Cold Drip King as a legitimate product we will be arranging wholesale and distribution to as many regions as possible. We are confident we will be able to use these relationships to fulfil orders to our kickstarter backers.

Lastly we would like to say that there are things that may happen that we can't predict. Up until now We have invested significantly out of our own pockets and a great amount of our time over the past 2 years has been spent in dedication to this product. For what its worth, we are two honest and hard working Australian guys that are putting it all on the line to make something great. We value your investment into Cold Drip King and we cant wait to hear your feedback when the product is in your hands.

Will + Toby

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