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!
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.
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.
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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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