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A precision coffee brewer with a patent pending two-stage micro-filter that lets in all the flavors and keeps the grit out of your cup!
A precision coffee brewer with a patent pending two-stage micro-filter that lets in all the flavors and keeps the grit out of your cup!
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Seals / Competing with the Espro Press


Common French Presses allow coffee grinds through in two ways: through the filter mesh (which has holes many times greater than the Espro), and along the walls (metal against glass makes a relatively poor seal). In a typical French Press, we've seen instances where grinds can bypass this type of seal. Early on in our design process we knew we couldn't just fix the filter, we needed a better seal!

So we created a custom solution: a lip seal with two lips that conform to the inner wall of the press and provide double sealing. This prevents grinds from passing around the seal and getting in your cup.

Why are we writing an update about seals? Well, the full production run of seals was received today. The lip seal is a custom FDA approved silicone seal, made by a company in Quebec, Canada. The other seal, which keeps coffee from passing between the filters without going through the filters, is the o-ring. This is also an FDA material, by a US company. You can see both seals (fitted to the last pre-production filter) below.

The rest of the parts are in production. We will update you soon, as we will be visiting the factory for final inspection of the container and lid.


We would like to congratulate Jordan Barber (Third Rail Coffee in NY, NY), who won the US North East Regional Brewers Cup Championship! His brew method was the Single Serve Espro Press.

The competitors make 9 cups of coffee in three services. The coffee is evaluated on aroma, flavor, aftertaste, acidity, body, and balance. The competitors are evaluated on how they describe the taste of the coffee, their customer service, and the overall impression they give.

Jordan will next compete at the US Brewers Cup Championships in Portland, Oregon (during the SCAA tradeshow). You can read the full article from Sprudge.


The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) hosts a yearly tradeshow and symposium. This year it is in Portland, Oregon. If you are in the neighborhood, drop by for a cup of coffee (made with an Espro Press of course)! You can find us in booth 3095 from April 19-22. Event details are here ( - we would love to meet you.


We know you’re excited and many of you are asking about the shipping date. We will announce it shortly. Stay tuned! We’ll be sending the survey soon, so we have your current shipping address.

Cheers, Chris and Bruce

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    1. Bruce Constantine 4-time creator on April 12, 2012

      @SuzetteSirjoo - we are definitely shipping! Check out this update for details.
      Cheers, Chris.

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      SuzetteSirjoo on April 11, 2012

      Hi guys...I was just wondering if the shipping has begun yet...very anxious to use my Press !!! :)

    3. Barry Spital on March 24, 2012

      Waiting for my baby

    4. Bruce Constantine 4-time creator on March 20, 2012

      Shipment Update - our first production run has kicked off this week and a more detailed project update will be posted shortly! We expect to be ready to ship to backers by the end of March. Watch out for a Kickstarter survey that will be coming your way so we can get your most up-to-date shipping information before we start the BIG task of delivery. Thanks for your ongoing patience and support!

    5. Leo Hsu on March 20, 2012

      What's going on with the shipment? Wasn't it supposed to be March?

    6. Bruce Constantine 4-time creator on March 10, 2012

      Thanks for your patience Steven, not long now!

    7. Steven Kalz on March 9, 2012

      Just noticed the last post about ship update. I'll just keep waiting lol.

    8. Steven Kalz on March 9, 2012

      That looks a lot better then this French press I currently own. Not to name any names. But do you know when you'll expect to ship?

    9. Bruce Constantine 4-time creator on March 4, 2012

      Hi Adam,
      Yes, the lip seal and o-ring are BPA-Free.
      Cheers, Chris.

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      Adam Pickering on March 3, 2012

      Is the seal BPA-Free?

    11. Ben Galang on March 2, 2012

      I wonder if i'll miss the body and fine grit?

    12. Ben Galang on March 2, 2012

      Awesome can't wait to start using this!