Need some spare parts?
Hi again, it's Craighton from Manual.
Just wanted to check back in with you on your Coffeemaker Nº1. How's it holding up all these years later? Anything need a tune... Read more
Who likes cocktails?
Just last month we finished the Kickstarter for Coffeemaker Nº3, and we already have a new project on Kickstarter yet again!
Introducing the Manual Cocktail Collection—a line of glassware for... Read more
Coffeemaker Nº3 is here!
Three years ago the Manual Coffeemaker Nº1 Kickstarter project changed my path as a designer—I founded a company, it focused my design practice on "slow food", I was manufacturing on... Read more
Tea is the new coffee
Hi Coffeemaker Nº1 backers-
Just wanted to let you know we launched a new Kickstarter yesterday—Tea Maker N°1, a minimalist steeper for maximum flavor control:
Much like the artisanal renaissance... Read more
New Kickstarter project + a holiday discount on Manual Coffeemaker Nº1
Hope everyone is well. It's been almost a year since you received your Manual Coffeemakers, and I wanted to check in with you and also share a few... Read more
Hello again MCM backers!
Happy Spring. It’s been exactly three months since I've last written—and almost exactly one year since the Manual Coffeemaker Kickstarter project was launched. So much has... Read more
Rewarding your patience—slowly
Hi MCM Backers-
A few quick updates—some functional, some educational, hopefully all useful.
- 1. Shipping status
- 2. The Adado backstory
- 3. Guide to coffee accessories (and brewing)
- 4. Reminder: Chicago... Read more
It's time to move some units
Hi MCM Backers-
I’m elated to announce that the first production run of Manual Coffeemakers has been received at our warehouse and will begin shipping this week!
I have a... Read more
MANUAL COFFEEMAKER Nº1 IS GO
Hi MCM backers-
The past few weeks have been totally jam-packed with action. So let's jump in:
Shortly after my last update I received the final production sample of the... Read more
We made it!
We made it! The Manual Coffeemaker Nº1 Kickstarter campaign is now officially funded!
At about 7pm CST last night we crossed the 100% funding threshold—just about 24 hours from the... Read more
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS REMAIN
Hi MCM Backers—
Here we are, ~24 hours to go, 1000+ backers, and 97% the way there. This is a real nail biter—but you can't say it isn't exciting.
The... Read more
The final countdown
Hi MCM backers-
Here we are—the final 5 days of the campaign. We're at 75% funded; striking distance to getting funded, but the next 4 dayswill be a... Read more
Free mugs to all backers—a call to action.
Hello MCM backers—
We're just about at 2/3 of the funding we need for MCM to move forward, and we have a little over a week remaining! However if by... Read more
Manual x Good Beer Hunting
As we enter week four of the Manual Coffeemaker Kickstarter, I wanted to highlight another one of my partners for the project: Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting.
One could... Read more
New limited edition MCM
Hello MCM backers-
Thanks to your support we're just over 50% funded—and just over 50% the way through the Kickstarter! To celebrate, I wanted to introduce a unique limited edition MCM... Read more
THIS IS NOT A COFFEE SHOP
For those of you in Chicago, I'll be hosting an "open studio" this week where I'll be demoing the MCM prototypes. Here are the details:
THIS IS NOT... Read more
Alternative ways to brew with MCM
Just a quick update to share a few alternative ways you might choose to brew with Manual Coffeemaker No1. I've had a few questions around these three, and wanted to... Read more
Coffee = toasted fruit
Last week I got a chance to sit in on a roast day at Gaslight Coffee (the folks that will be roasting the coffee for this project) and documented the... Read more
Manual x Gaslight
As we enter week two of the Manual Coffeemaker Kickstarter, I wanted to highlight one of my partners: Gaslight Coffee Roasters in Chicago.
Gaslight represents a new guard of coffee... Read more
We've just started brewing!
Thanks to those who have pledged their support of Manual Coffeemaker No1 so far! Your interest and support of this project in the first few days is really... Read more