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Create the best espresso with your Nespresso® machine, environmentally friendly, friendly for your wallet, and your choice of coffee.                                              Now available.                    .....Espresso yourself.
Create the best espresso with your Nespresso® machine, environmentally friendly, friendly for your wallet, and your choice of coffee.                                              Now available.                    .....Espresso yourself.
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Bluecup - Refillable capsule for Nespresso® Machines

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Bluecup: create the best espresso with your Nespresso® machine: environmentally friendly, friendly for your wallet, and your choice of coffee.

Do you like espresso from your Nespresso® machine, but do you find them expensive and the amount of waste they are creating enormous?

Bluecup: the advantage  

  • Bluecup is your choice of espresso
  • Bluecup is 99 x more environmentally friendly than prefilled capsules
  • Bluecup is friendly for your wallet

 

Three years ago, we started the idea to create a reusable and refillable capsule for use in Nespresso® machines, for half of the price than bought within Nespresso® stores. We created the Bluecup system. The system is patented, fully tested and in production. Bluecup is ready for the next step, and we are proud to give you the opportunity to be the first one using Bluecup!

The Bluecup systems contains: 
- refillable capsules
- replaceable aluminum foils
- a capsule creator
- a spoon (to fill capsules easily and efficient).

 

With Bluecup you can enjoy delicious cups of coffee made of your favorite espresso grind. You choose your own flavor: you can decide to make your own grind from fresh roasted beans, you can buy from your local espresso boutique, or you can finally use that fairtrade espresso coffee. You can let others benefit too by using Bluecup!

Bluecup: unique combination of benefits 

We think you'll love Bluecup for different or any reason. We tried to mention the benefits in any order, of which we believe together these will make Bluecup a unique concept:
• Best Coffee: use your own coffee.
• Less costly: merely one-third of the price of a normal capsule
• Unique: patented, tested over 10.000 times, never watery coffee.
• Environment-friendly capsules can be reused over and over again (over 100 times). 

 Bluecup: how it works

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To create your Bluecup capsules is very easy:
- Simply take a capsule and click the capsule in the spoon.
- Fill the capsule with your espresso.
- Place the capsule into the cupcreator.
- Then put a foil on top of the capsule.
- Press and turn the cupcreator, and your capsule is machine-ready!

In less than 25 seconds you create your own Bluecup, faster than the machine creates an espresso.

 

Bluecup makes no deformations to the machine nor the capsule itself is damaged. We tested the extraction process to make sure the capsules will fit perfectly. Bluecup is compatible with stand-alone Nespresso systems produced after October 2010. 

   

 

Bluecup: timeline

Bluecup: the innovation

The Bluecup system has several patented innovations. 

Starting with the patented capsule: 

The ring of the capsule has on both sides a softer inner ring. Making an espresso, water from the Nespresso system flows instantly through the filled capsule without any leakage: you will not experience watery coffee anymore
The ring of the capsule has on both sides a softer inner ring. Making an espresso, water from the Nespresso system flows instantly through the filled capsule without any leakage: you will not experience watery coffee anymore

 

 The foil is patented:

The edge of the foil is made of rolled aluminum. Therefore the foil can be easily wrapped around the capsule, without using glue or other attaching sticky material.
The edge of the foil is made of rolled aluminum. Therefore the foil can be easily wrapped around the capsule, without using glue or other attaching sticky material.

 

 The spoon is patented:

The capsule can be attached easily to the spoon. The spoon has the dexterity to fill the capsule with the right amount of coffee, without spoiling coffee or making hands dirty.
The capsule can be attached easily to the spoon. The spoon has the dexterity to fill the capsule with the right amount of coffee, without spoiling coffee or making hands dirty.

 

Finally the capsule creator is patented. The capsule creator consists of two parts: a lower hard coal part and an upper transparent part.

Inside the lower part, there is a spiral spring which gives the right amount of pressure to the top part. The top part has the function to roll down the edge of the foil and wrap it around the capsule.
Inside the lower part, there is a spiral spring which gives the right amount of pressure to the top part. The top part has the function to roll down the edge of the foil and wrap it around the capsule.

 

 Bluecup: the pledges

Bluecup pledges start at EUR 37. Please have a look at the side menu above right, and click one to select.

 

Through Kickstarter, we would like to raise funding for the packaging of our Bluecup products.

Bluecup: the team

 

Bluecup is an initiative of a bunch of passionate espresso aficionados with a love for espresso. Guys with a sense of flavor and taste, who like to live life to the fullest. In our opinion, Nespresso cups have issues regarding freedom of choice, environmental aspects and price setting. We wanted an espresso that was better for the environment and could be made using our own choice of coffee, whether they were ground or ready-ground. This desire led to an innovative search that ultimately resulted into the development of Bluecup. Bluecup is patented and undoubtedly revolutionizes the creation of a perfect espresso! So… espresso yourself!

As Kickstarters will know, and new people on Kickstarter might not know: registration is safe and simple. You'll need your or someone elses credit card to pledge. You will only be charged when the Bluecup project is backed EUR 7,000 by November, and only for your selected pledge.

* The Nespresso® trademark is not the property of Bluecup. There is no affiliation between Nespresso®, Nestle Nespresso S.A.®, Societe des Produits Nestle S.A.® and their affiliates and Bluecup.

 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges

We have spent three years on designing, testing, and optimizing. Bluecup is patented system and production runs are started. After successful project on Kickstarter, we will send you your order pledge as soon as possible and we will ensure that you can enjoy your Bluecup very soon.

The common risks will obtain packaging and shipment. We will make sure to give frequent progress updates so that you'll always be informed on the latest status of our project.

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  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €37 or more About $41

    Starterkit

    - Capsule creator
    - Spoon
    - 4 refillable capsules
    - 200 foils
    - 200gr grinded espresso coffee

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    Pledge €55 or more About $61

    Early Bird - Familykit

    - Capsule creator
    - Spoon
    - 10 refillable capsules
    - 500 foils
    - 400 gr grinded espresso coffee

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    Pledge €58 or more About $65

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    - Capsule creator
    - Spoon
    - 10 refillable capsules
    - 500 foils
    - 400 gr grinded espresso coffee

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    Pledge €67 or more About $75

    Early Bird - Giftset (2x Starterkit)

    - 2x Capsule creator
    - 2x Spoon
    - 2x 4 refillable capsules
    - 2x 200 foils
    - 2x 200gr grinded espresso coffee

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    Pledge €105 or more About $117

    Early Bird - Giftset (2x Family kit)

    - 2x Capsule creator
    - 2x Spoon
    - 2x 10 refillable capsules
    - 2x 500 foils
    - 2x 400 gr grinded espresso coffee

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    Pledge €335 or more About $374

    Companyset (10x Starterkit)

    - 10x Capsule creator
    - 10x Spoon
    - 10x 4 refillable capsules
    - 10x 200 foils
    - 10x 200gr grinded espresso coffee

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