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The AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ is a coffee maker combined with a travel mug that let's you brew coffee anytime and anywhere.
The AnyCafé Travel Brewer® is a coffee maker combined with a travel mug that lets you brew coffee anytime and anywhere.
The AnyCafé Travel Brewer® is a coffee maker combined with a travel mug that lets you brew coffee anytime and anywhere.
1,051 backers pledged $93,161 to help bring this project to life.

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A travel mug capable of brewing its own coffee, the AnyCafé Travel Brewer is essentially like toting a pint-sized Keurig machine everywhere you go.” - Digital Trends

It's the type of gizmo that we dream about on our morning commutes. Like, what if instead of stopping at the deli, we could just produce coffee with our bare hands?” - Refinery29

"If you love your Keurig but never have time to wait for the coffee to brew, a new travel mug could revolutionize your mornings. It’s called AnyCafé, and it’s the first travel mug to brew coffee using single-serve pods." - Real Simple

Introducing the AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ - The Travel Mug That Brews Coffee 

There’s a better way to have coffee anytime and anywhere. With the AnyCafé Travel Brewer™, fresh coffee is always at your fingertips.

The AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ is the vehicle for bringing coffee brewing to the mobile age. Never again will you have to go searching for that warm second cup.

 

Coffee is already an integral part of our lives, but now it can be with you for every journey and adventure, even if it is just your morning commute.

 

 

 

With your help, we can bring the Travel Brewer™ to the world. We have all of the designs and hardware in order, we just need that final push to go into full production. Now is your chance to become a part of the Mobile Brewing Revolution.

 

 

 

 

 

What Makes the Travel Brewer™ Special?

With the Travel Brewer™, you can brew fresh, hot coffee anywhere in the world at just the push of a button. Our Patent Pending Continuous Brewing Method combines the convenience of a single-serve brewer with the quality and delight of a traditional home brewer. Just add any temperature water, your favorite blend of coffee, press the button, and after a few minutes your fresh cup is ready to enjoy.

Patent Pending Continuous Brewing Method

Our unique brewing method gets more flavor out of your favorite coffee pods and is whisper silent. It also allows for easy reheating, so you never have to worry about cold coffee or tea again!

Accepts Most Standard K-Cup® Coffee Pods

Our Travel Brewer™ is currently able to accept most K-Cup® coffee pods (and tea bags!), but we plan to make it possible to use loose grounds or tea leaves in order to help cut down on the growing epidemic of plastic waste from single-serve brewers. We currently are not able to offer this now, but if we raise sufficient funding it will be one of the first upgrades we will offer.

Detachable Rechargeable Battery Pack

Our battery pack makes use of the cutting edge of Lithium-Ion battery technology and can be easily removed to be recharged by a standard 12v charger. Charge at home, in the office, or even in the car!

Technical Specifications

  • Liquid Volume: 9.5 Ounces
  • Material: BPA-Free HDPE
  • Dimensions with Battery Pack: 10.5" x 3.2" x 3.2"
  • Dimensions without Battery Pack: 6.5" x 3.2" x 3.2"
  • Dimensions of Battery Pack: 4" x 3.2" x 3.2"
  • Weight: ~1.5 lbs
  • Battery Pack: 12v Li-ion
  • Charging specs: 12v DC @ 2A

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 Who We Are

The AnyCafé Team accepting a $6000 grant from Valley Venture Mentors in May, 2016.
The AnyCafé Team accepting a $6000 grant from Valley Venture Mentors in May, 2016.

The founding AnyCafé Team is comprised of 4 engineers from Western New England University with varying and diverse backgrounds, including one pursuing an MBA and another giving a TEDx talk on entrepreneurship November 11th, 2016. The company was started in October of 2015 following the team's success during 3 Day Startup. Shortly after, AnyCafé was accepted into the Valley Venture Mentors Accelerator Program in downtown Springfield, MA, and was awarded a grant of $6,000. The team plans to keep the company in Springfield and has set the long-term goal of helping to bring manufacturing jobs back to the Pioneer Valley.

AnyCafé, Inc. is a company that prides itself on 3 guiding principles: openness, honesty, and full transparency, both within the company and with our supporters. We will commit ourselves to updating you as a backer on a bi-weekly basis and fully disclosing the state of progress.

Production and Fulfillment

We know what you're saying: "I'm not going to get my AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ until August!? Why is that?" 

Trust us, we hear you. Simply put, we know that manufacturing takes time and even when orders are put in early, there are things that slow down the process which we cannot control. A big one of these is the Chinese New Year in late January into February where many facilities completely shut down for sometimes several weeks. However, our timeline accommodates for anything that could go wrong during production and the great thing about that is if nothing goes wrong, you may receive your Travel Brewer™ a month or two before its estimated fulfillment date!

*Timeline subject to change. All backers will be notified in this event.
*Timeline subject to change. All backers will be notified in this event.

Still Skeptical?

Never backed a Kickstarter before? Backed a Kickstarter that promised early delivery and is still failing to fulfill? There are a lot of reasons that Kickstarters fail to deliver in a timely manner, and many of these reasons all come back to the same root cause - companies failing to be open, honest, and transparent with their customers. We have one of the best supply chain experts in America working personally with us to make sure that we can deliver our orders in a timely manner. We have done all the math and thought long and hard about every possible contingency when determining the delivery dates for each backer tier to ensure as timely of a delivery as possible. Unlike similar products of the past, we will not make their same mistakes and fail to deliver.

In association with Command Partners
In association with Command Partners

 Disclaimer: KEURIG® AND K-CUP® ARE REGISTERED TRADEMARKS OF KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC. ANYCAFÉ, INC. HAS NO AFFILIATION WITH KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN INC.

Risks and challenges

Manufacturing is always a challenge and that is why we have brought in Scott Longley from Eidolon Consulting to help make this dream become a reality. Scott is one of the best supply chain consultants in America and has extensive experience working with multiple Fortune 50 companies (including Apple, Rolls Royce, and John Deere) and has been a supporter of us nearly since our inception. We are utilizing his expertise combined with our passion and dedication to make sure that your Travel Brewer™ is delivered on time and at the highest quality we can provide.

Quality is a risk when buying anything on Kickstarter, especially since many new companies now look overseas for early manufacturing. This can pose a problem because the further that you spread your supply chain from your place of business, the harder it is to keep an open line of communication, especially with possible language barriers. We will be making an active effort to source every possible part we can from our base of operations in Springfield, MA, and the surrounding area; however, certain parts can only be sourced from overseas. Because of this restriction, before we ship out any Travel Brewers™ we will be extensively testing each component for quality and consistency, including those purchased locally. Our number one priority will always be to provide only the best for our supporters, so you can rest easy knowing that our products will work safely and as expected.

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    AnyCafé Coffee Lover T-Shirt & Keychain

    A super soft, super stylish T-shirt that's perfect for all coffee-fueled adventures along with a laser-cut wooden keychain. Made with REAL lasers!

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    • AnyCafé Wooden Keychain
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    Ultra Early-Bird - 1 Travel Brewer™

    Be one of the first people to get an AnyCafé Travel Brewer™! As a token of our appreciation, early bird backers get first choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple. 12v charging cable included.

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    Canadian Early-Bird - 1 Travel Brewer™

    As a token of appreciation to our friendly northern neighbors, we have opened up an exclusive deal for Canada only! Be one of the first people outside of the US to get an AnyCafé Travel Brewer™! Early bird backers get first choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple. 12v charging cable included.

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    Super Early-Bird - 1 Travel Brewer™

    Be one of the first people to get an AnyCafé Travel Brewer™! As a token of our appreciation, early bird backers get first choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple. 12v charging cable included.

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    1 AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ (Black)

    First Wave - Get the standard Black Edition of the AnyCafé Travel Brewer™! 12v charging cable included.

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    1 AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ (Color)

    First Wave - Get the Color Edition of the AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ with color choice of Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple! 12v charging cable included.

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    Super Backer Pack

    Be the ultimate backer! In return, you'll get a sincere thank you as well as a Travel Brewer™ with a choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple. You will also receive an AnyCafé Keychain, and the AnyCafé Coffee Lover's T-shirt.

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    • AnyCafé Coffee Lover T-Shirt
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    Ultra Early-Bird Twin Pack

    1 DAY SPECIAL! Be one of the first people to get TWO AnyCafé Travel Brewers™! As a token of our appreciation, early bird backers get first choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple. 12v charging cables included.

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    AnyCafé Twin Pack

    Get two AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ Color Editions and a choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple! Perfect for you and a friend, or maybe for one at home and one at the office. 12v charging cable included.

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    Super Twin Backer Pack

    Get two of everything! Two AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ Color Editions and the choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple. You will also recieve two AnyCafé laser-cut wooden keychains and two Coffee Lover T-shirts! 12v charging cable included.

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    Ultra Early-Bird Family Pack

    1 DAY SPECIAL! Be one of the first people to get FOUR AnyCafé Travel Brewers™! As a token of our appreciation, early bird backers get first choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple. 12v charging cables included.

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    AnyCafé Family Pack

    Fun for the whole family! Get 4 AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ Color Editions and choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple! 12v charging cables included.

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    Super Family Backer Pack

    Be the ultimate backer family! Get 4 AnyCafé Travel Brewer™ Color Editions and choice of any of our colors: Black, Cornflower Blue, Racing Green, Seville Orange, Cardinal Red, and Tyrian Purple. Also comes with 4 AnyCafé laser-cut wooden keychains and 4 Coffee Lover T-shirts! 12v charging cables included.

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    Distributor's Pack (10 Travel Brewers™)

    For bulk orders of AnyCafé Travel Brewers™. Contact us directly for more information.

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Funding period

- (40 days)