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Aaron FreyerBy Aaron Freyer
First created
Aaron FreyerBy Aaron Freyer
First created
$4,951
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
47
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 21 2016

About

 

 

  

 

Cora didn't materialize overnight. The idea for a compact and modular pour over coffee brewer stemmed from my frustration of repeatedly hauling my specialty coffee gear across the country with me while traveling. While flying, my coffee equipment nearly required its own suitcase; while on road trips, valuable trunk space was consumed with large, fragile, and expensive contrivances, all for the sake of great coffee. On a trip home to Portland, Oregon the dots connected and the idea for the yet-to-be-named Cora had begun to germinate. 

 

Cora is a modular pour over coffee brewer. Designed from the ground up to optimize the pour over experience, each unique component magnetically clicks together for ultimate simplicity and functionality. 

Airtight Coffee Storage. At the bottom is an airtight storage container for coffee beans or grounds to keep your coffee fresh. This hardwood container will hold more than enough coffee for a weekend away.

Bluetooth Scale. Coffee is one part art, and one part science. Achieving your perfect coffee to water ratio is key to the best cup of coffee. That's why Cora features a high precision Bluetooth scale that will seamlessly link to your smartphone or tablet to provide the most accurate readouts. The scale magnetically clips to the wooden coffee storage container below. The free app will be available for both iOS and Android, and take weight readouts from the bluetooth scale in grams or in ounces, and also feature a timer. The bluetooth scale is machined out of aircraft grade aluminum and anodized for increased durability. The integrated battery is rechargeable through a USB port, so you'll never have to replace batteries or deal with power cords.

Ceramic Carafe. Above the scale is Cora's ceramic carafe, which doubles as the brewer. The carafe magnetically clips onto the bluetooth scale, allowing Cora to be contained and modular. Fitting standard size cone filters, coffee is brewed directly into this beautiful refined ceramic piece. The carafe is wrapped in natural cork to prevent burns. The ceramic brewer doubles as a server for your fresh coffee and looks great in any kitchen.

Kettle. Atop the carafe is where the pour-over kettle is stored when not in use. The traditional coffee kettle has been reinvented to save space, without sacrificing precision. Also wrapped in cork to prevent burns, the kettle is used without a handle which makes for a more controlled pour than most pour over kettles. Eliminating a large spout also allows the kettle to be more durable than other specialty kettles. The small spout hole provides an the extremely precise pour required for the best extraction. Just add hot water and begin to brew the perfect cup of coffee, every time.

Combined, these components not only look elegant in any kitchen, but minimize the unneeded size of other mismatched pour over setups. The best part is that Cora takes up less space in a suitcase than a loaf of bread, making taking great coffee with you on your trip a breeze.

With your support, Cora scale app will be available for both iOS and Android devices. We've sources professional mobile application experts who are standing by and ready to team with us to develop the Cora companion apps.

The app will seamlessly connect to Cora's Bluetooth scale and provide weight readouts in either grams or in ounces, depending on your preference. There will also be a simple timer so your coffee extracts just how you like it.

Design concept of app presented is non-functional.

Cora is all about design. Combining the most lucrative elements of pour over coffee brewing, the Cora brewer features only the highest quality of build and materials. For over six months Cora has been refined to achieve the ultimate fit and finishes. Combining form and function, Cora is as clean and smooth as your favorite coffee. 

Sketching

The design process began at the drawing board, literally. Numerous concept sketches paved the way for physical prototyping.

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

 3D Printing

Many hours were dedicated towards merely refining the hourglass form of the ceramic carafe. Balancing volume limitations, ergonomics, and aesthetics proved to be tedious.

 Wood Turning

A handful of wooden coffee storage containers were made. Experimenting with cork and plastic for the coffee storage, the final product is a simple all-wood design, eliminating the need for any plastics.

 CNC Machining

Electronics

Perhaps the most involved component of Cora is the least conspicuous--the Bluetooth digital scale. Featured here is a functioning bluetooth weight readout.

 Laser Cutting

 

1. Moister filter to clean and remove paper taste.

2. Drain water from first step. 

3. Scoop grounds into filter, using the scale app to scoop just the right amount. 

4. Pour small amount of water over grounds to "bloom" the coffee. This allows the coffee to evenly moisten and off-gas before pouring the remaining water.

 

5. Continue to slowly pour the remaining water over the grounds, using the scale app to ensure you pour the right amount of water.

 

6. Remove filter.

7. Serve and enjoy!  

 

 

All reward prices include US shipping. Orders outside of the US will require additional shipping cost. 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Nearly every component of Cora is completely custom built from the ground up. Manufacturers are in place take Cora to the next level, but the potential of slight design changes and timeline delays in the "production prototype" phase is possible.

Our shipping date estimates have a built in safety margin. You can rest assured that Cora will not ship until it is 100% ready for our backers to enjoy.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the product, the timeline, or the production of Cora. Our supporters will be kept frequently updated on progress.

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    COFFEE CUPPING SPECIAL

    Receive four (4) ounces (115 grams) of coffee beans from a local Bay Area roaster, and stay in the know with exclusive updates! That's enough beans for five amazing cups of coffee. Add $1 for US shipping; $5 for international shipping.

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    Receive one (1) bluetooth digital scale. You can use this scale with your current coffee setup, or use it for tea, cooking, weighing packages, and much more. Note: Cora coffee brewer not included; bluetooth scale, charging cable, app access only.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

    Get one (1) Cora all-in-one coffee brewing system at a special 20% discount! As a bonus, your Cora unit will ship a little early! Your support in ordering one of the first Cora units off the line is extremely generous! US shipping included.

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    Get one (1) Cora all-in-one coffee brewing system at a special 20% discount! Your support in ordering one of the first Cora units off the line is extremely generous! US shipping included.

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    EARLY ADOPTER SPECIAL

    Get one (1) Cora all-in-one coffee brewing system. You'll be one of the very first to receive the final product! Thank you for your support! US shipping included.

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    VIP PACKAGE

    Get one (1) Cora all-in-one coffee brewing system
    +Portable manual ceramic burr coffee grinder
    +12 ounces of some of the finest coffee - choose between whole bean or ground
    +2 custom Cora mugs
    +1 pack of filters.

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    WHOLESALE SPECIAL

    Thank you for your generous support! Get ten (10) Cora all-in-one coffee brewing systems. Perhaps keep one, give some, sell the rest? US shipping included.

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