My name is Rivo Cortonesi and I am an engineer in fluid dynamics. Three years ago I started using disposable coffee-making capsules, but I realized the possible health risks. So I decided to make a reusable capsule in stainless steel, that is, without harmful elements emitted from plastics, glues, dyes, and without micro residues of aluminum and aluminized paper.
I have to confess that when I thought about resolving the problem of how to make top-quality coffee using refillable stainless steel capsules for once and for all, I didn’t think I would encounter such major difficulties. I tried a number of unsuccessful construction solutions with the help of a 3D printer, before realizing that I found myself faced with a much more complicated problem of fluid dynamics than I had expected.
Changing the shape and number of holes on the dispensing surface was not enough to ensure a good result and in the end I had to change course completely, designing an innovative component that I have called the “magic button”.
For more details please look Update 5
I have called the capsule Capssana because I’m convinced that as well as guaranteeing top-quality coffee, it also helps to protect your health and the environment.
Filling with adaptor
Perfect coffee dispensing. It took two years to develop an operating system able to emulate that of disposable capsules while doing away with the harmful elements that end up in the coffee cup. I can now state, with absolute conviction, that my experimentation and design work has been a success.
Please watch the Updates 1, 2 and 4 for other examples of coffee brewing with Capssana capsules
The reason is that users will only be able to appreciate how the capsules are just as convenient as disposable ones if they have a sufficient number.
Risks and challenges
I have been experimenting privately with a set of six CAPSSANA capsules for six months now, using different coffee brands and grind sizes. Since I drink three coffees a day (at breakfast, after lunch and after dinner), I empty and fill six CAPSSANA capsules every two days.
I’m absolutely convinced of the quality of the product on offer and I would like to reassure potential purchasers.
What you see in the photos and videos is a functional product, which means that it already works, it always works and it works well.
The accessories, such as the manual or automated capsule filling aid and the capsule container, are also existing and fully tested objects.
I can’t rule out changes or improvements in the future, but I can guarantee that everything you see is real and not the result of special effects.
There is only one risk: that this Kickstarter campaign fails and that serial production will therefore be delayed due to the fact not having enough initial orders to achieve my set target. Thank you to all those who want to help me make CAPSSANA take off.
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