Cold brew is more expensive than your average cup of joe, and brewing cold brew coffee at home can save you a lot of money over buying it in coffee shops and markets.
The Barista Cold Brew Coffee Maker simplifies the cold brew process. All you have to do is soak the coffee grounds and flip the filter switch to filter the coffee through the stainless steel filter. The concentrate collects into a convenient and compact carafe with an easy-grip handle - and it can be left on the kitchen counter or stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.
- Smoother tasting coffee than hot brewed coffee that isn’t bitter or acidic.
- Simple to use
- Easy to clean.
Use an extra-course grind. Do not use a fine grind, such as an espresso grind, as this will clog the ultra-fine stainless steel mesh filter. An extra course grind is the same grind that you would use for a drip coffee or a French Press coffee maker.
Urban Trend has been designing and manufacturing for over 20 years. We have offices in California and in Hong Kong, and are products are sold across the United States and in more than 40 countries world-wide.
During ideation, our industrial designers explored dozens of different design directions before settling on our final design. We then proceed to complete 3D drawings, CAD design, and we then turned the project over to our engineers to study the design and optimize the function. Finally, we had model factories make hand samples for testing and debugging. We’ve completed the design. We’ve completed the engineering. We need your help to get the Barista Cold Brew to market!
Growing up around the corner from each other in a typical LA suburb, Rob Kushner and Michael Stoll were like family. Like all entrepreneurial kids, their first venture started when they were kids selling candy to their friends from a makeshift storefront in front of their houses.
Design and manufacturing of gifts and kitchen gadgets is a second career for both Rob and Michael. Rob sidetracked to law school and practiced law for a few years, and Michael got involved on the business-end of the tech industry early on. Both Rob and Michael’s entrepreneurial drive finally pushed them to abandon those early careers and start their own business.
UT Brands took a long time to find its groove and get off the ground but, when it did, Rob and Michael wanted to design and create gifts and kitchen gadgets that were of such clever design and durability that their friends would want to buy when they saw them in the stores.
Fast forward many years and UT Brands has growing a line of gifts and kitchen gadgets that add a unique twist to unexciting products. Its design philosophy is to create products that solve problems and provide clever solutions and offer a “wow” factor. Providing clever solutions is not enough; ergonomics, simplicity and durability are at the forefront in the design process. We believe that quirky designers and clever engineers create gadgets, and we are dedicated to driving the great ideas into great products that will bring you satisfaction for many years!
- Robert Kushner – Managing Director, Urban Trend, Hong Kong & Co-Founder UT Brands: A former US lawyer, I moved to Hong Kong in 1995 and founded Urban Trend. In 2003, I co-founded UT Brands with Michael Stoll in California. I oversee all design and development of new products, as well as manage overseas production and manufacturing, merchandising and logistics. I also coordinate all legal work with our external law firms, manage all licenses, and drive the company’s creative direction. I’m an avid open-water swimmer and triathlete, competing in races all over the world.
- Michael Stoll – President and Co-Founder, UT Brands: Michael Stoll co-founded UT Brands with Robert Kushner in 2003, and presently serves as the company’s president. Michael has been involved in the retail / distribution business for over 30 years. Michael’s is responsible for sales/marketing and managing our sales team. Michael oversees all distribution operations and logistics, managing two distribution centers. Additionally, Michael directs the companies electronic interfaces, both business to business and direct to consumer. Michael is an active outdoors persons, and enjoys, running, hiking, camping, and skiing. Michael is also passionate about giving back, and serves on numerous nonprofit boards.
- Andrew Thornton – Design and Product Development.
Graduated with a BA (Hons) in Industrial Design from Ravensbourne in the UK, a recipient of the Young Designer into Industry Award and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Has a high level of expertise in New Product Development (NPD) and Product Design, working within a variety of International companies over a period of 30 years, both brands and retailers. His passions are motor racing, Chelsea FC, the great outdoors and just keeping fit….
- Alex Link – Web Sales Manager, UT brands Alex Link has 18 Years of B2B & B2C ecommerce experience managing and implementing online marketing programs and social media campaigns. He is responsible for building and optimizing our company's social media presence and to expand the company’s digital presence through new platforms and partnerships. Alex enjoys backpacking, cycling and poker.
- Chris Anzalone – Design Direction, UT Brands: A graduate of Industrial Design from California State University Long Beach and a recipient of the Industrial Design Society of America, Student Merit Award, I have 23 years of industrial design experience with all phases of the product design and development from drafting proposals, concept generation, sketching, rendering, prototyping and production. I love mountain biking, fishing and skiing".
- Anthony Lai – Senior Merchandiser, Product Development, Urban Trend, Hong Kong: With over 27 years’ experience in product development and merchandising, I lead the product development team at Urban Trend, Hong Kong. I am responsible for executing all the design and development at the factory level in Asia. I liaise with the factories through the tooling phase, debug during test phase, and coordinate lab testing upon engineering approvals. I also love cats!
We can’t thank you enough for checking out our project and helping us make Barista Cold Brew a reality. If you’re a supporter of Barista Cold Brew, you can help us spread the word on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Instagram and anywhere else you can think of!
Risks and challenges
The Barista Cold Brew is ready to go. We finished the design, we put the product through a rigid engineering review, and we completed the tooling. We did this because we understood that so many Kickstarter supporters have been disappointed when they funded projects that either never got made or had delays and disappointments before being abandoned entirely. We didn’t want to let anyone down, and we are so confident that the Kickstarter community will love the Barista Cold Brew, that we put our money where our mouth was and self-funded the campaign at the outset!
We have been in business for more than 20 years! We have offices in California and in Hong Kong. We have in-house industrial designers, a full production development and engineering department and an in-house graphic design department. We have long-term relationships with contract-manufacturers, and we have our own quality control staff in China to follow up the projects and check quality of all production runs.
We filed our US patents already, we have built our marketing, and we are coming to Kickstarter first with the Barista Cold Brew for funding of the first productionLearn about accountability on Kickstarter
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