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The Coffee Gourmet Story

Coffee Gourmet was never just about a product, but about an experience. One where the moment the coffee touches you lips to the last sip.  We feel that coffee deserves so much more to allow people to experience its true taste.  We'd like to share our story with you as to how this journey was made to provide a coffee experience of true perfection...the way it should have always been. 

It all began 2 years ago whilst looking for something that could provide a cup of coffee that did justice to coffee itself, not tarnishing its qualities but preserving them as nature intended. After struggling to find something affordable that offered this was not easy, finding only run of the mill products that damaged the subtle flavours and made a bland tasting coffee, we took the decision to begin creating our own. With a clear opportunity to design a coffee filter that would fulfil not only our own desires but others too, Coffee Gourmet was born. 

As both Phil and I are engineers, inspired by design and problem solving, we have a particular eye for detail which passes through many aspects of our lives.  We've utilised these skills in respect to Coffee Gourmet, relying on them to aid us in a quest to design a new high quality coffee drinking experience. 

Two years went by where we worked tirelessly to understand how coffee could be filtered without limiting the quality of taste. We spent months testing various filtration methods to begin to develop a solid foundation for developing the product.  Finally after analysing many potential filter solutions, one emerged as a clear success. The first sip of each filter test was always a good indicator, and we knew straight away that something special had been made in that mug. It heightened the coffee taste, adding greater clarity and definition to the flavour than any other. 

We had found the taste we had set out to discover!!

To validate our findings, we appointed a number of coffee tasting experts from across the World to give their own conclusions upon the taste experience. Their feedback did not disappoint, with the likes of Douwe Egberts and renowned coffee tasters agreeing with my outcome and belief in the discovery of something quite unique and exceptional. The product was developed around this filter design, providing a one cup coffee filter that showcases the coffee beautifully. 

This eventually led to Coffee Gourmet becoming a commercial available product, allowing me to share my passion with so many others. It has attracted much attention in its early stages, with keen coffee drinkers looking for that extra special filter to provide an unbeatable fresh coffee taste. Below is just some of the feedback received from our happy Coffee Gourmet customers:

  • "Wow. This is the best thing I have ever bought. Coffee Gourmet = Coffee heaven."
  • "What a great item! So easy to use and very quick. Love it!"
  • "Just what I was looking for! Well made! Well packaged! Great innovation!"
  • "Excellent, Many Thanks. Now for a Great Cup of Coffee."
  • "Very pleased with my coffee gourmet: great little gizmo. Thanks!"
  • "Wow, this is a fantastic coffee maker, so simple, perfect coffee every time."
  • "great product! bought an extra one for camping and two for Christmas presents."
Coffee Gourmet Mk1
Coffee Gourmet Mk1
Coffee Gourmet Mk1 in action
Coffee Gourmet Mk1 in action

A lot happened in those two years, but now Coffee Gourmet has reached a new stage in its life. During this year, I have enlisted the support of an award winning product design consultancy to revitalise the design to reflect the premium quality coffee the filter produces. They have done some fantastic work in taking the first version through to a new product concept which has undergone an intensive period of design and prototyping, refining it to a new level.

Working with a local design consultancy to finalise the design
Working with a local design consultancy to finalise the design
Digital sketching
Digital sketching
3D printing a development version of the Mk2 Coffee Gourmet
3D printing a development version of the Mk2 Coffee Gourmet

After much development a final design is now in place that uses the original filtration method, housed in an alluringly attractive casing. Complete with the Coffee Gourmet brand, we are pleased to offer version 2 of Coffee Gourmet! 

The next step

With the new version 2 design now in place to support the Coffee Gourmet filter system, we can now begin to look forward to providing an even better quality coffee drinking experience. This is where we need your help, as taking the product through to its final stage of manufacture requires further financial backing to support the cost of tooling. As backers, you can support us by investing in our pre-order opportunities which are listed to the right. 

The plan is firmly in place, with a number of stages ready to be undertaken in preparation for the delivery of the final product. Through working with the design consultancy, they are ready and waiting to begin implementing the remaining steps, where I'll then be delighted to share with you my own first experience of tasting a filtered coffee like no other. 

Support our quest to do justice to coffee and in return you'll be taking part in something quite special. A coffee drinking revolution.  

Packages

With a number of packages available for you to invest in Coffee Gourmet as shown below, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and receive one of our fantastic rewards!

How else you can get involved

You can also support us online by sharing our Kickstarter page within your own social networking groups. Just visit our pages through the links below:

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Risks and challenges

Every project can encounter problems along its journey, so it's important to plan accordingly and understand what risks there are before they arise. Coffee Gourmet version 2 is very fortunate to be launching off the back of the original product, something which you can take great comfort in as it's already proven itself as a fully manufactured product.

With such confidence in the design of Coffee Gourmet, the process to final product delivery looks extremely positive. With the feedback already received from the original Coffee Gourmet, the functionality of the product has clearly demonstrated its brilliance.

Other areas you may have concern for:

- Design: The new design features have been carefully developed and evaluated to ensure Coffee Gourmet version 2 goes beyond the success of the original product.

- Coffee filter system: After extensive development of the filtration method within the original Coffee Gourmet product and the accreditation it has gained from a number of highly regarded individuals and organisations specialising in coffee, you can be assured that the same quality is central to the new Coffee Gourmet version 2 product.

- Usability: Through working with the design consultancy, their experience and knowledge in building in usability during the product design process cannot be underestimated. The new product has received much feedback during its development which has educated the design, ensuring the product is easy to use when making your perfectly brewed filter coffee

- Manufacture: Having taken the original Coffee Gourmet product through to final production, we have full confidence in being able to replicate the same success that was seen the first time around. Also having the skills of an award winning team of design engineers who have an extensive understanding of manufacture will ensure the product moves through to production.

- Product delivery: With a supply chain and a relationship already in place for the original version 1.0 Coffee Gourmet product the anticipated lead-times for delivery of the product couldn't be more promising!

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    Pledge £2 or more About $3.19

    A BIG THANK YOU!

    As a proud supporter of our quest to improve the coffee drinking experience, you'll feature across our social media platforms and receive regular updates through our Coffee Gourmet newsletter. Most of all you'll feel great for giving coffee the justice it deserves!

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    A SPECIAL GIFT

    Drink your coffee in comfort, with a specially branded Coffee Gourmet 6 ounce mug!!

    FREE UK DELIVERY!!!

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    Pledge £10 or more About $16

    EARLY BIRD OFFER

    GOURMET LOVER: You'll receive our 2nd generation Coffee Gourmet and measuring spoon, designed to produce a truly beautiful filtered coffee.

    Colours available are BLACK, GREEN or ORANGE

    FREE UK DELIVERY!!!

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    Pledge £15 or more About $24

    GOURMET LOVER

    You'll receive our 2nd generation Coffee Gourmet and measuring spoon, designed to produce a truly beautiful filtered coffee.

    Colours available are BLACK, GREEN or ORANGE

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    Pledge £20 or more About $32

    GOURMET FAMILY

    As a proud supporter of Coffee Gourmet, you'll receive a Coffee Gourmet, a branded mug, a spoon and a bag of premium filter coffee.

    Colours available are BLACK, GREEN or ORANGE

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    Pledge £50 or more About $80

    GOURMET VIP

    As a proud supporter of Coffee Gourmet, you'll receive a set of 3 Coffee Gourmet's (colour randomly selected) as well as our branded mug,3 spoons and 3 premium bags of filter coffee. All wrapped up in a lovely gift box, this would be the ideal special gift for family and friends or even for yourself.

    Colours available are BLACK, GREEN or ORANGE

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Funding period

- (45 days)