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Polar BrewBy Polar Brew
First created
Polar BrewBy Polar Brew
First created
$16,134
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
220
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 22 2018

About

Preparing and enjoying a great cup of coffee is a pleasure, and few things as simple as brewing coffee provide such rich rewards. Unlock the wonders of hand brewed craft coffee, and explore 4 classic brewing methods all with one beautiful device.

 Turn your daily coffee ritual into a rewarding experience, and craft your perfect coffee with Gravity.

There are many ways to brew coffee, and each method has its own distinctive charm. We gathered 4 of the most highly respected brew methods in coffee, and integrated all of them into one easy to use device.

When placed shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most popular coffee brewers, the Gravity system stands out. If you are devoted to just one brew method, choose any coffee maker. If you want coffee freedom, choose Gravity.

Hot pour overs on cold mornings. A batch of cold brew waiting for you in the fridge on those busy weeks. A quick refreshing iced pour over on a hot summer day. Brew a diverse range of coffee styles to suit your ever-changing life.

The pour over is quick and easy, makes good coffee, and lets you fully control and fine tune the brewing process. A pour over brew offers excellent natural extraction and brings out the best oils, flavors, and aromas of a quality coffee bean.

A pour over coffee is fun to make, and even more fun to drink.

Double layered 18/8 stainless steel filter.
Double layered 18/8 stainless steel filter.

The double layer stainless steel mesh provides perfect filtration, allowing the flavorful oils to pass through easily but leaving sediment behind. The result will be the best-tasting, clearest cup of pour over coffee you have ever had. The filter washes off easily, and is reusable forever.

 The angled neck of the carafe can accommodate a variety of popular paper pour over filters. Fun fact: filter type affects body and flavor. Try different filter types to fine-tune your perfect cup.

Make a delicious hot pour-over or Japanese iced coffee in under a minute.
Make a delicious hot pour-over or Japanese iced coffee in under a minute.

To make a Japanese iced pour over coffee, just put ice into the serving carafe before you start your pour over brew. The hot coffee will drip onto the ice and cool instantly- locking the delicate aromatic flavor into your frosty cup. The Japanese iced coffee technique is well known for its amazing characteristics.

Pour over brewing yields 1-4 cups of hot coffee or iced coffee per batch, and takes just 1-5 minutes to brew.

Slow drip cold brew (also called "Kyoto" or "Dutch" style) is a beautiful, ancient, and tasty technique. Drop by drop, gravity pulls pure water downward through a maze of coffee grounds. By the time that drop filters into the carafe, the water has taken on a new life, transforming into a clean, bright, naturally sweet cold brew coffee.

Our original precision drip tip design provides the perfect water drip rate with no fuss. It's precision machined from solid stainless steel to last a lifetime. The perfectly calibrated constant drip rate offers even coffee extraction for the best possible flavor.

We also added a water filter to purify the water pre-drip, to respect the tradition of this brew method (known for its smooth purity), and of course, because we want the best tasting coffee.

Use of the filter is optional, but encouraged. We include 25 water filter discs with each kit for your brewing pleasure (enough to brew 800 cups). We will offer replacement/extra packs for $5.

Setting up a drip brew is a simple process. Add the coffee, then pop the drip plate into the brewing funnel and add water. Wait about 6 hours while the water drips through the coffee and the filter, and return to a pitcher of ready to drink cold brew, yielding 4-8 servings per batch.

 Immersion brewing is the workhorse of the cold brew family. Ground coffee and water are immersed together in the brew funnel for 12 to 24 hours. In this time, the cool water extracts all the flavor, richness, and caffeine that the bean has to offer.

When your desired brew time has been reached, simply twist to open the drain valve, and your cold brew elixir will filter down into the carafe for serving and storing.

Immersion brewing yields 15 servings of highly concentrated cold brew with a bold, rich, chocolatey flavor, and a caffeine kick. It can be served right away, or stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks for easy coffee any time. Just pour and enjoy.

Cold brew coffee stays fresh in the fridge for 2 weeks. Just brew once, then store and pour all week.
Cold brew coffee stays fresh in the fridge for 2 weeks. Just brew once, then store and pour all week.

 It's really easy to make good coffee with the Gravity brewing system. Each method is simple enough to get right on your first try, but flexible enough to give you total coffee freedom when you're feeling creative.

You can be very exact with coffee brewing if you want to, involving scales charts, and ultimate precision (we support the enthusiasm). But to save you time, our easy to use guide markings get you pretty close without any hassle.

Being easy to clean was a critical "must have" in the coffee maker design. If you're like us, you probably avoid using some of your kitchen essentials because they are hard to clean (I'm looking at you, blender).

The brewing funnel fits right into the sink drain, no messy grounds in your sink!
The brewing funnel fits right into the sink drain, no messy grounds in your sink!

Coffee brewing can get messy, but the Gravity system is an absolute breeze to clean, and won't make a mess in your kitchen. The brewing funnel pops right into the drain hole of your kitchen sink, so the leftover grounds are sent directly down the drain for an easy no-mess rinse.

A cup specialty coffee is pretty expensive at a coffee shop, with prices from $3 to over $7 being the norm. It takes time and skill to make excellent coffee, which translates into a hefty price tag at the counter. Brewing with Gravity produces a quality cup at a fraction of the price charged by cafés.

Experience the complete range of flavors that coffee brewing has to offer!

The flexibility of the Gravity system allows you to make several distinctly different coffee styles with a diverse set of qualities.

You can follow our standard easy-brewing guides, or experiment to learn more and discover your personal perfect cup. There are plenty of variables that you can control to customize your brew. A longer brew time will produce a bolder flavor, and a smaller grind size will yield a thicker body. Adjusting the coffee/water ratio will make for a stronger or more mellow cup. Different roast levels will supply different flavor profiles. Control the taste, body, aroma, and caffeine level to experiment with the full spectrum of coffee flavor.

P.S. - If you're like me (Kelsey), you don't want to have to adjust or customize anything. You want easy (making coffee doesn't need to be a science project). Don't worry, we have you covered too. We include a brew guide with our standard, easy to follow steps.

 Let's take a moment to clear up a little confusion about cold brew coffee. Cold describes the water temperature used to extract the beans, not the temperature at which the coffee is served (iced coffee is not necessarily cold brew, and cold brew does not have to be served cold).

Coffee brewed using time instead of heat possesses amazing characteristics. It's easy to make, better for your body, and it has an amazing flavor. One of the greatest benefits is that it stays fresh in the fridge for 2 weeks. Brew a batch, and you have cold brew waiting for you all week long. Thank you, cold brew!

Since we love the benefits of cold brew, we want to mention that cold brew can be enjoyed in a wide variety of serving styles. It can be served hot or cold, straight, diluted, or over ice, with creams and milks (vanilla almond milk is our favorite), and it goes great in frozen or blended drinks, as well as in cocktails.

That's right, cold brew can be served hot! Just mix equal parts hot water and immersion brew concentrate, and presto: you'll have a flavorful hot coffee with 60% less acid than its hot brewed cousin.
That's right, cold brew can be served hot! Just mix equal parts hot water and immersion brew concentrate, and presto: you'll have a flavorful hot coffee with 60% less acid than its hot brewed cousin.


The Gravity system is comprised of just a handful of thoughtfully designed parts, which are made from carefully selected premium materials. The parts are 100% food grade and 100% BPA free; they will not stain, and will not leach any harmful chemicals or unwanted flavors into your brew.

The serving carafe, at just 7" tall, fits perfectly into any fridge, while the silicone lid keeps your cold brew fresh for up to 2 weeks.
The serving carafe, at just 7" tall, fits perfectly into any fridge, while the silicone lid keeps your cold brew fresh for up to 2 weeks.

The serving carafe is hand blown using durable heat-proof and shatter-resistant borosilicate glass. It's the perfect size, and the perfect shape, and it is designed to hold up to 32oz of pure liquid joy.

The drip plate provides the perfect consistent water drip rate necessary for slow drip cold brew coffee. The stainless steel drip tip is precision machined for a lifetime of perfect meditative dripping.

Slow drip is a beautiful traditional brew method known for it's purity. To maintain the purest drip brew, we also added a nifty water filter keeper directly above the drip hole. The use of the water filter is optional, but it ensures that your coffee is brewed with the purest water possible.

Optional water filter disc (25 included with the system) ensures you're brewing with the purest water.
Optional water filter disc (25 included with the system) ensures you're brewing with the purest water.

The filter valve attaches to the bottom of the brew funnel and provides flow control and filtration for immersion brewing. The stainless steel micro-mesh filter inside the valve is perfectly sized to allow your brewed coffee and all its flavor to pass through, while leaving any grit and sediment behind.

Micro-mesh filter inside valve. Flavor passes through, sediment stays behind.
Micro-mesh filter inside valve. Flavor passes through, sediment stays behind.

The filter is easy to clean and is infinitely reusable.

Open and close the filter valve with a simple twist.
Open and close the filter valve with a simple twist.
From first sketch to final prototype.
From first sketch to final prototype.

 It is an intensely gratifying experience to bring a product from conceptualization into physical reality. The design process is intense,  meticulous, and often challenging.

We went through several iterations of the filter valve design before landing on our current, awesome, easy to use 'twist to drain' mechanism.
We went through several iterations of the filter valve design before landing on our current, awesome, easy to use 'twist to drain' mechanism.

 Problem solving, progress, compromise, and failure all have their place in the process.  The idea is built out with consideration to function and form, durability and usability, and end price.

Experimenting with different glass vessel proportions. The final decision was based on attaining proper coffee/water ratios, convenient sizing, and a clean balanced appearance.
Experimenting with different glass vessel proportions. The final decision was based on attaining proper coffee/water ratios, convenient sizing, and a clean balanced appearance.
Dozens of models, both computer generated and physical, were created and interacted with in a study of form and function.
Dozens of models, both computer generated and physical, were created and interacted with in a study of form and function.
Each and every detail has been exacted to perfection.
Each and every detail has been exacted to perfection.

 We have been working closely with our manufacturing partner for 16 months in finalizing the design and building functioning prototypes. The prototypes we have in hand are of excellent quality, exceeding all of our requirements, and we are ready to bring this coffee maker to market.

The final 3D design
The final 3D design

 We are incredibly pleased to be able to share our design, the Gravity cold brew coffee maker.

We believe good design has the ability to improve our lives, and that the objects we interact with daily should fit perfectly into our routine.

We're a husband and wife team that's passionate about coffee and serious about good design. We strive to deliver top-notch products and outstanding service, and hope that our humble efforts can improve that one special part of your daily routine.

-Jeremy and Kelsey

Polar Brew Co-Founders

We would like to thank you for taking the time to let us introduce the Gravity brewing system. If you're a coffee drinker, we hope you will join us in our quest to craft the perfect coffee.

Risks and challenges

Designing, manufacturing, and delivering a product is a tall task, presenting a range of challenges. We have spent the past 2 years tirelessly perfecting the Gravity cold brew system, and have selected a manufacturer with a proven reputation for building high quality consumer goods. The design has been rigorously scrutinized for manufacturability, and over 10 rounds of prototypes have led us to our now final design.

Even with all the preparation in the world, the chance remains that we will run into unexpected setbacks and delays. But we have been down this road before, and know to expect the unexpected. We have 7 years experience in design and manufacturing with our other business, Revolve Camera (born here on Kickstarter in 2011). We are qualified through first hand experience in overcoming the risks and challenges involved in bringing a product to market.

We have padded our expected delivery date with extra time to account for any delays, and are confident in meeting our delivery goals. Our supply chain is lined up, we have a functional prototype in hand, and we are ready to execute the first production run pending Kickstarter funding.

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    Cold Brew Select Coffee Beans

    Make the best cold brew with Polar Brew Select coffee beans. Specialty roasted to pair perfectly with the cold brewing method. 12oz

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    20oz Stainless Vacuum Insulated Tumbler

    Get your Polar Brew stainless steel double wall vacuum insulated travel tumbler! This durable 20oz tumbler is perfect for coffee at home or on the go. It will keep your cold brew cold and your hot brew hot!
    Includes 20oz tumbler and travel lid.

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    Gravity Pour Over Set

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    Dip your toe into the world of hand brewed coffee. Make hot and iced pour over with the pour over kit.
    Includes stainless steel pour over filter, glass carafe, and silicone lid.

    Retail: $39 (Save 25%)

    Tip: The cold brew system will be available separately if you ever decide to upgrade your kit add cold brewing to your coffee arsenal.

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    12oz of Polar Brew Cold Brew Select Coffee Beans, and a the Polar Brew stainless steel double wall insulated travel tumbler.

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    [EARLY BIRD] Gravity Cold Brew Maker

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    Thanks for your early support! The first 100 Backers will receive the Gravity cold brew system at half price!

    Bring the amazing flavor of cold brew into your life with the Gravity Cold Brew System. Save 50% off the retail price by becoming one of the first 100 backers on Kickstarter.

    Get the complete Gravity cold brew system.

    Retail: $90 (Save 50%)

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    Polar Brew Bundle

    Polar Brew Bundle: everything you need to make and enjoy delicious cold brew coffee. You'll receive the Gravity system, 12oz of Polar Brew Select coffee beans, and the perfect cup to serve your cold brew.

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    Polar Brew DOUBLE Bundle

    Polar Brew DOUBLE Bundle. Share the wonderful flavor of cold brew with your loved ones.
    One complete Polar Brew bundle for you, and one to give away (or keep both, we won't tell ;)

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    Do you have a store that sells cool coffee gear? Let's do business. 6 Gravity Cold Brew Systems ($540 MSRP )

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