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James GrayBy James Gray
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James GrayBy James Gray
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£38,891
pledged of £16,500pledged of £16,500 goal
1,852
backers
16days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 4 2019 10:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

The Twist Press® has been brewing at Barista & Co® for the last 2 years, and has gone through countless designs, tests and prototypes, but now it’s finally ready to reveal, and set the next coffee revolution into motion.

 The Twist Press® is a new coffee press that brews consistently delicious coffee with a twist. The versatility of the Twist Press® allows it to create a range of flavours to suit any coffee lover’s tastes, whilst keeping very low acidity and no bitterness. It’s rapid brewing method can create an amazing cup of coffee in as little as 30 seconds – if you’re in a hurry.  

 The Twist Press® is produced using a high-grade polypropylene and BPA-free Tritan™ to ensure it can last for years, even after it becomes your favourite coffee maker and is used multiple times every day. Finished in contrasting matt and gloss black surfaces, it doesn’t only look great, it’s incredibly easy to use, a dream to clean (unlike those French Presses) and is still lightweight and compact, so don’t settle for great coffee just at home, take it on your travels with you – the built-in coffee storage compartment helps you do just that.  

Barista & Co’s crowdfunding debut, the Twist Press® is our most innovative coffee maker yet and we want Kickstarter to have reserves on the first production run whilst giving you exclusive, one-time only rewards you’ll never find anywhere else. 

 Effortless, controlled twist motion

Torsional forces and corkscrew designs have been used for decades to increase leverage when it comes to dealing with high pressure levels, and we wanted to be the first to integrate this effortless motion into a coffee maker. Our patent-pending twist design allows you to have full control of the press speed and aid even coffee extraction, whilst requiring little effort. 

Fresh coffee in 30 seconds
 

Making something beautiful doesn’t always have to take a long time. Explore different brews with different methods and timings, some as little as 30 seconds. Now there’s no excuse to use instant coffee, here's the proof:

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Maximum solubles, zero sediment

The Twist Press produces an ultra-clean coffee concentrate with almost zero sediment in the bottom of your mug. Drink straight away for a strong coffee, or dilute with hot water or milk to create a variety of coffee types.

Inverted brewing

Thanks to our unique design, using an inverted method is easier than ever. Brewing in inverted mode allows you to stop any unwanted dripping and brews a smaller, stronger coffee portion.

Coffee Storage

Fancy taking your Twist Press on your travels or just to the office? We don’t blame you, not only is the Twist Press compact, it also has a storage area for 3 additional servings of ground coffee, so you don’t have to mess around with extra containers. 

Bin, rinse and brew again

We should spend time brewing not cleaning, we keep this ethos close to our hearts in everything we do. Wave goodbye to hassle-some cleaning.

Spare paper filters and parts will be available globally in major retailers, you will also have the chance to add more filters to your Kickstarter pledge at the end of the campaign through our survey at a discounted price.

The Twist Press produces a smooth, rich coffee every time thanks to an incredibly quick brewing method. A concentrated pocket of air presses hot water downwards through a chamber, rapidly immersing and extracting freshly ground coffee before pushing a super-clean brew through a paper filter disc and into your cup.  


Trust in the Twist Press and crowdfunding!

This is no oversold festival or over-promised product, rite.

Don’t let other projects ruin the beauty of crowdfunding, we’ve learnt from other’s mistakes and are committed to a successful project, with happy backers:

  •  The product is already fully tested and functioning. We have spent years designing, prototyping and testing to ensure the Twist Press® was fully developed, functioning, and ready for mass production before we launched on Kickstarter. 
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Prototypes
  •  Mass-production ready We’ve already produced and approved 100’s of Twist Press’s for our pilot run:
Twist Press pilot run
Twist Press pilot run

· We’re a new, but established brand with years of experience and a fully operational website store – you can check for yourself!

· All survey’s and orders will be processed through our current partner Shopify and dispatched through Easyship. 

Brew in as little as 30 seconds instead of 4 minutes, produces a coffee concentrate that makes a wide range of drinks, not just a white or black coffee, and enjoy them with zero sediment in your mug. 

Side-by-side you'll taste the difference straight away between a pod coffee that was sealed over a year ago, versus the freshness of a Twist Press brew.

A fan favourite, whilst incredibly clean and delicious, not all of us are patient enough for the slow water pour this brew needs. The Twist Press is just as clean and has added versatility. 

The Twist Press will brew a similar coffee concentrate and has the ability to produce a coffee for the same range of drinks, at a fraction of the price and doesn't have to live on your kitchen counter.

Dripping water over one area leads to uneven extraction unless it's always stirred, the pressurised filtration and immersion that happens inside the Twist Press chamber helps even extraction and rapidly washes the solubles from the ground coffee.




We’re a UK born and bred coffee accessory brand, based on the South Coast of England. Headed up by husband and wife team James and Louise Gray, we have a vision to create a community of people who believe in better coffee for all. Our location between the forest and the sea sums up our beliefs about what coffee should be; natural, authentic and full of life. We’ve seen how great coffee can bring people together, and we want to recreate this through our products.

Check out our social pages for more Twist Press tips and how to brew different drinks!

Twist Press - 10 ways over 10 days
Twist Press - 10 ways over 10 days

The Coffee Jargon

The Golden Cup  

If you know a little bit about ratios and extraction you may have heard of the SCA and the Golden Cup. SCA stands for the Speciality Coffee Association and they are a globally recognised authority on all thing’s coffee. After many years of research, the Golden Cup guidelines were produced and for over 50 years they have been tested and changed to meet today's ideal standard for brewing coffee.   

To produce the perfect brew, it is important that the Total Dissolved Solubles (TDS) is measured and in basic terms this will give you the strength of the coffee. Once you have this rating you can then calculate the coffee extraction, you could view that as the amount of coffee. 

Here’s the math:

TDS x Yield / Dose = Extraction  

The yield is the amount of coffee solution after brewing, and the dose is the amount of coffee you use. As a rule of thumb for brewing you should use 15g of coffee to 250g of water. 

To achieve a Golden Cup you need a TDS of between 1.2 and 1.45 and extraction of between 18-22%. With the Twist Press® averaging a 1.35 TDS rating, we can calculate the extraction: 

1.35 (TDS) x 220g (Yield) / 15g (Dose) = 19.8 (Extraction)   

As you can see the TDS is 1.35 and the extraction is 19.8 so in theory the coffee is a golden cup. So the science works, but coffee is more than that and to truly be a golden cup you need to taste it, if it tastes great, you’re probably bang on the money. 

Those with an eye for details may have noticed that the Twist Press® can’t use a ratio of 15g water to 250g due to the compacted chamber. This is the cool part, the Twist Press® will have a higher TDS score as its method produces a strong coffee, so you can still use 15g of coffee but you will have to use less water. Once you’ve brewed your coffee you can then bring down the TDS by diluting. If you’re a coffee geek you will probably know this as the bypass method, to us mere mortals, you add water to taste.   

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Shipping 

You may have noticed there are no delivery costs in the rewards, this is because it will be charged via Shopfiy when we collect your order details and shipping address at the end of the campaign. Using Shopify and charging shipping later comes with its benefits:

  • We can complete your order a lot easier, with live tracking information 
  • Allows you to tell us if you've changed address since you've backed
  • Make changes to your pledge after Kickstarter has finished
  • Add other Barista & Co products to your basket - hello filter papers
  • We can push any volume savings on shipping costs directly to you
  • No backers are locked into an old overpriced shipping quote
  • Backers can choose from a handful of shipping options depending on the service level you desire, with 100% transparent costs
  • We can continue finding couriers up until the shipping date to find the cheapest methods available

Please see below shipping estimates we have collected so far:

We've done our best to eliminate import and tax fees for most countries and are happy to say that UK, US and more will not have to pay duty. But unfortunately it's impossible to do this globally as every country is different, please note that some backers will be required to pay import fees, just like any other Kickstarter project. But rest assured we have triple checked our reward pricing to ensure we are offering you the best ever pricing to balance this out.

Risks and challenges

We have been developing coffee makers and accessories since 2013 and together our team has launched hundreds of products, gaining countless years of experience in every stage of the product life cycle, from product design and management to international sales and logistics, so you can rest assured the Twist Press is in good hands.

Our manufacturer is very well established and produces products for some of the biggest international brands whilst specialising in plastics. The tooling has been produced, final samples have been approved and we have completed a pilot production run to ensure our tooling is operating to our very high standards. Next, we need to push the button on mass production and meet factory MOQ’s, this is where you have an important part to play.

There are always risks with any production, be it a first batch or an established product. But we are confident we have minimised as many risks or delays as possible. As a brand we focus on our customers and believe honesty is the best policy, you are on this journey with us and we will update you every step of the way – even if it’s just to say everything’s on track.

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