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Want to make coffee as good as you get at your favorite cafe? 

Check out Pour Lab. It is the new pour over coffee brewing set that allows you to brew into your favorite cup, carafe or thermos, and allows you to share the experience by brewing two cups at a time.

Kickstarter is allowing us to make Pour Lab available to a wider public for the first time, as we build out our website, packaging and infrastructure, so we can ship beautiful, durable, professional product directly to our customers.  Our Kickstarter backers will receive Pour Lab at a deep discount from the post-campaign retail price, and of course we're offering some other really cool, Kickstarter-only accessories. Check out our FIRST RUN - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL for 25% off the entire Pour Lab experience!

 The System

What is Pour Over?

Pour over brewing is the easiest way to get the most flavor and complexity into your cup.  It produces cleanly filtered coffee that's not overly concentrated as to mask the subtle flavors that nature can impart in the magical coffee bean.  Pour Lab eliminates all the plastic and clutter of other systems, and gives you a beautiful place to refine the creation of your perfect cup of coffee.    

Hand Crafted in Brooklyn

The hardwood used in the Pour Lab's platform is taken from the scrap bin at our Brooklyn furniture shop.  The steel stands are fabricated at a small family owned shop in upstate NY.  We finish, inspect and pack everything ourselves to make sure you get a beautiful product that will stand up to years and years of daily use. 

Available in Five Beautiful Finishes

Choose from five domestic hardwood varieties. They are all assembled from salvaged scraps from our furniture shop, and finished with natural oil and wax blend that protects and enhances the natural beauty of each separate species.

Process 

Pour Lab is fun and easy to use. Just follow these four steps to start making perfect pour over at home:

The ideal brewing temp  for pour over is 185-195 degrees. Water boils at 212 degrees, let your kettle cool for a bit after it whistles. If you want to get fancy, you can use a kettle with a digital read out, or a simple hot liquids thermometer.

Place your cups or carafes on the wood platform, the glass cones in the rings above, adjust the height, and put in the filters.

Measure in your grounds.  2 Tbsp (1/8 cup) grounds per 6-8 fl. oz. of water will make for a robust, flavorful cup.  Your grind should be fine, but not quite pulverized like espresso.  

 Start by just saturating the grounds and letting the coffee absorb the water and 'bloom' for about 30 seconds. Then resume your pour.  Go slowly, trying to match the rate that the coffee is flowing out into your cup.  As you pour, make a small, slow circular motion with the water over the center of the grounds. A small swan neck kettle makes it very easy to control your pour rate, but you probably have a something in your kitchen that will work nicely.

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Please help us reach our goal, so we can help the world make better coffee, more beautifully!

Risks and challenges

We look forward to the fulfillment stage! We have already produced a small batch of Pour Labs and have been collecting the hardwood scraps and building the relationships we need to build more. All our local fabrication companies are at the ready: from our steel fabricator, to our coffee roaster, to our packaging specialist. Of course, the devil is in the details. We are hard at work on finalizing the website, graphic design, packaging, and production process. Give us your support and we are dedicated to working through the kinks to make you the first to enjoy our products. Thanks!

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    Thank you for your support! Watch your mailbox for a personalized token of our appreciation. We will keep you updated on Pour Lab's mission to help people make better coffee, more beautifully!

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    You gotta taste this coffee! For a $25 donation, we'll include a 1/2 pound of some of our favorite coffee beans in your thank you gift. This whole bean offering is an organic variety from Ethiopia that is bright, citrusy and delicious. It will be roasted right here in NYC as close as possible to when we ship it to you, for maximum freshness, and packaged in our own handsome logo bags.

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    The perfect cup(s)! Along with the beans, you'll get two custom Pour Lab mugs. These 14 oz beauties are printed with a sly little recipe that reminds you of the of how much water and grounds you need to make the perfect brew directly into the perfect cups.

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    FIRST RUN SPECIAL - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!

    Our first 100 backers at $150 get their very own Pour Lab: hardwood base in the finish of your choice, steel rack and ring clamps, two glass drip cones, and 100 paper filters, all nestled into a beautifully designed package - at an extra special Kickstarter discount... and guess what... we'll throw in the logo mugs and our delicious whole bean coffee too. Thank you for being the first to support us!

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    POUR LAB!!! Includes everything you need to start brewing perfect pour over at home: Custom hardwood base in the finish of your choice, steel rack and ring clamps, two glass drip cones and 100 paper filters, all nestled into a beautifully designed package.

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    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    The whole package! This is what you really need. You get your very own Pour Lab with the wood finish of your choice, 100 filters to get you started, two custom mugs, and 1/2lb of our delicious whole bean coffee. Thank you, thank you and thank you.

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    Pledge $399 or more About $399

    Limited Edition Pour Lab! Want to take it up a notch? To our backers that donate $399 or more, we are going to produce a limited edition brass plated version of Pour Lab. A soft, matte brass finish on all the steel parts will make an already beautiful product a true show piece. You can still choose from whichever wood finish you prefer, plus we will offer ebonized oak as an option, and your Pour Lab Ltd will be signed and numbered on the bottom of the base. Of course you get the beans and the mugs as well. You'll be brewing in style in 2015!

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