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Photo etched stainless steel filter and ceramic brewer set. Makes manual drip coffee and steeps loose leaf tea. Made in USA

Why Kickstarter?

Hello,

For the launch of our KONE Brewing System we have looked to Kickstarter. Here you will have a chance to pre-order the New KONE Filter and the KONE Brewing System at a special pre-order price. Your support will go towards the cost of tooling and the first run of ceramic. Please take the time to watch the video and learn more about the products and the people behind them. Thanks!

Video by: Jelani Memory

Music for video: Campfire OK - Complimenting Parts (instrumental)

Please also visit our new website www.ablebrewing.com

-Keith

RECENT PRESS:

NEW YORK TIMES : What a Drip

TESTED: Why the Chemex + KONE Filter Makes Great Coffee

The KONE and Brewing System are hand crafted in the USA.

KONE BREWING SYSTEM:

We really wanted a way to showcase the KONE's unique coffee. So we teamed up with a local ceramic studio here in Portland with the goal of producing a manual brewer that is as versatile as possible, a joy to use and a centerpiece in your home. The brewer beautifully houses the KONE and after the coffee is done dripping, the filter support can be removed and replaced by an elegant lid. Up to 32 ounces of Coffee can be served directly from the kettle. While designing the brewer, we also realized that with the KONE resting inside the kettle you could steep a full pot of tea.

REWARDS:

$25: ABLE MUG. Enjoy your coffee or tea in this comfortable 8 ounce mug. USA shipping included, International please add $15. (I wanted to create a mug that was comfortable and a pleasure to use. We put in a lot of thought from the comfort of the handle to the volume and the lip for ease of drinking.)

$45: The new KONE Coffee Filter. This is the third generation. USA shipping included, International please add $15. (The New KONE features a FDA approved plastic lip for added durability which allows tapping to remove spent grounds and safety. The tip has also been made flat to prevent any chance of cuts when handling/cleaning. And of course the stainless has been updated for better coffee extraction and clean-up. This is a Pre-Order special, retail will be $60.)

$65: NEW** KONE Coffee Filter plus ABLE MUG. USA shipping included, International please add $15.

$125: KONE Brewing System with KONE Filter. USA shipping included, International please add $40. (Pre-Order Special, retail will be $160)

$150: KONE Brewing System with KONE Filter and two ABLE MUGS. USA shipping included, International please add $40. (Pre-Order special, retail will be $200)

$200: (KICKSTARTER ONLY: Limited Red Edition) RED KONE Brewing System with KONE Filter and two RED ABLE MUGS. USA shipping included, International please add $40. (This set will only be available through Kickstarter. Our way of having a fun and unique reward thanking you for your generous support.)

ABLE STORY:

Every morning we would wake up and stumble into the kitchen to make our morning coffee. There is nothing like the smell of fresh ground and brewed coffee. Our method of choice was manual drip using the Chemex Coffee Maker. Making your coffee by hand feels very rewarding and seems to bring an intimate connection to the cup.

One morning we ran out of paper filters. The hunt for a reusable filter ensued. However, we couldn’t find a filter that fit perfectly in our coffee maker as the shape was not a true cone. The available options also seemed to be of cheap build and result in a cup that didn’t taste as well as we thought it could.

On our kitchen table we sketched out an idea for a custom filter. The goal was to make a filter that produced the best coffee possible, was made with high quality construction, and was sustainable.

Thus the KONE coffee filter was born. It is a reusable filter made completely in the USA from high quality stainless steel and specifically designed to fit the Chemex Coffee Maker.

Now with a few iterations of the KONE and a few other filters later, we remain committed to continue to innovate and provide the best coffee brewing equipment possible.

FAQ

  • Simply add to your pledge the same amount for any additional filter or brewer set you would like. Example if you want two KONE Filters pledge $90 and select the filter reward. If you want two Brewer sets pledge $250 and select the set reward. Or mix and match by pledging any amount and the highest reward level that is a part of your mix and send me a note on what combo of filters and sets you would like. Thanks

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  • Once the project is over at the end of June your card will be charged the amount you have pledged.

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  • KONE - Arrive in August

    KONE + Ceramic - Arrive in September

    I hope to ship as soon as possible. There will be updates posted here on kickstarter and on our twitter account @ablebrewing .

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  • The KONE filter was designed to be used with the Chemex Coffee Maker a manual drip method (pour over). Then we designed our KONE System around the filter. Although not designed for automatic machines, we have had some success using it with the Moccamaster and Bonavita. The diameter of the filter is 5 1/8 inches and is 4 inches tall.

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  • The FINO. A stainless kettle with a goose-neck spout designed to control the water for pour over brew methods. For it and other related coffee equipment, please check out our website at www.ablebrewing.com for recommendations.

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  • The talented Jelani Memory http://www.jelanimemory.com/

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  • The very creative Josh and Colby http://jolbyandfriends.com/

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