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@ dennis: drop me a line and let's work this out!
I'm sad to report that while washing missus slipped and the MC1 glass body got cracked n crashed. No more manual drip coffee for me then I guess...
everyone be very very careful when handling. the glass is really prone to break and just small drop to the sink is enough for to crack all the way... :(
Missus bought a pack of ground bean from our local Gloria Jeans Coffee chain store and we had the very first go at it. :)
Very smooth! :)
Brewed my first cup in Dunedin, New Zealand last night - yummy!!!
I have been using mine for a few weeks now and wanted to say thanks. really enjoy the MCM #1! Great job and project Craighton!
For all those in Australia, expect to see your Manual any day now as I came home to find mine today. Couldn't be happier and tried it out right away!
Hi Craighton, I received my 2 sets of MCMs just yesterday. Do they come with a pair of mugs for each set?
Hi Craighton. Just checking to find out if my MCM should have shipped by now. I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival.
Feels so good to hear of MCMs that have arrived to far away lands safely! Apologies to those who aren't so lucky: we'll work it out!
@dennis Go for coarse at first, and start saving for a burr grinder! ;-) recommendations here: www.manual.is/brewing
Got mine here in Singapore! Reached me safe and sound, look forward to brewing my first cuppa :)
a question. if I buy grind bean from supermarket which grade should I aim for? Coarse? Medium? Or Fine?
Am glade to inform mine arrived safely - other than one corner piece of cardboard protector broken.
Now I washed and waiting for it to dry ^^
Australia and all international has shipped as of last week. Message me if you would like shipment info—it went out via USPS, so tracking may not be global, but we'll do the best we can here.
Yeh I was thinking the same Dennis. Has anyone in Aus received theirs?
Is there a way to find out whether mine is on its way to Down Under?
Haven't seen any e-mail in relation to the shipping yet?
My brewer arrived in Finland yesterday in perfect shape. Looks beautiful, and I've already made three brews with it. Love it.
@ariane try a coarser grind than what you would use for a V60. Start your pour aggressively in the middle, avoid the sides. Check out the brewing guide for some tips: www.manual.is/brewing More to come there.
Received mine today in perfect shape. Thanks!
So, of course, had to immediately make a cup of coffee. Unfortunately the filter really wasn't letting much liquid through. so will have to experiment with different grind or filter.
Craighton, I received my beautiful Manual Coffeemaker #1 today. It was perfectly packaged and there was no damage to my unit. I look forward to making my first cup o' coffee. Cheers, Chris
@james Glad you like it! As for the discount...check the last update!
mine came today, nothing broken, very cool looking. Two things: One, the base for mine is quite a bit darker than I was anticipating and two, I really love the mugs, awesome addition! The packaging is super nice too! Whens that discount for Manual products coming?!
Hi received my manual today in about 15 pieces. :( how do I go about getting a replacement
Received mine today in Boston. Be careful the glass seems very thin and susceptible to breaking by the opening.
Manual got me out of bed early on a rainy day this morning for a cuppa that sweet sweet Adado. Cheers!
Super happy to have received mine today and taken it for its maiden voyage. Gotta dial in the right grind size, but it produced a tasty first cup, for sure. Congrats on a successful launch, Craighton!
Got e-mail confirming the shipping e-mail so I guess it's only matter of days before shipped to our way...
how are we looking on the shipping side
Patti- so essentially the Kinto metal filter is a possible alternative to the Kone? Great info!
i was in kyoto last week and visited the new tokyu hands store in the city.
they had a whole section upstairs with chemex and hario gear, and kona filters and a japanese brand called kinto.
i had a kona in my hand to buy in anticipation of the incoming MCM, and it was ¥8000. the kinto was almost idential...same stainless steel, same size, same angle, same perforations...but it was only ¥2000.
we tried it out in our holiday apartment, with the in situ hario dripper, and it worked perfectly.
just thought i would pass that along!
Very excited, looking forward to a pre-Christmas delivery!
Terrific. Thanks for the quick reply!
Jeff, you're a fast one! I'm working on an update for this week to talk about next steps. No survey has been sent yet, but will within the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned.
Glad to see on Twitter that it looks like shipment from China is about to begin. I haven't received the survey yet for fulfillment information. Has it been sent already, or was it delayed a bit since the units aren't yet on the boat? If it's been sent, what is the best way to troubleshoot not having received it?
@Nelson Update posted Sept 24th!
Super sweet... Glad to be a part of this!!!!!
Realistically for start ups there's no choice when it comes to manufacturing. I mean would you prefer to pay substantial more extra on top of pledge to get the same thing? Don't think there will be too many takers...
Manufacturers for the borosilicate glass used for MCM are not widespread. After contacting over a dozen US manufacturers, none could make this piece. I'm an advocate of US manufacturing, and plan to use it for future projects, but for some materials and processes it just isn't viable. Thanks!
I congratulate you on your successful K ickstarter campaign and on your innovative design, but I am distressed to hear you are not k eeping your manfacturing in this country.
So excited that this was successful!
That was pretty stinking close.. Nice!!
Congratulations on the successful campaign!
Awesome! Checked in this afternoon and were over!
YYYYYYEEEEAAAAAAAAA!!!!! It is funded! So excited!!!
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Increased to us$210. Thanks. T
@mr Terrance Chen
The total for 2 overseas would be $210 ($80x2 & $25x2). I request that the shipping be doubled because the final package size may require each unit to be shipped separately.
so excited to check in here tonight (australian time) and see the pledges at $101,610 and 13 hours to run!
I have increased my pledge to us$185. Let me know if it's the right amount for 2 mcm, with overseas shipping included. Thanks. T