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Update #11

Popular Science / Wrapping up Production / Surveys!

POPULAR SCIENCE

We are incredible excited to be featured in the April issue of Popular Science! We were interviewed a few months ago, and we have been waiting (very impatiently) for the magazine to come out. Pick one up and check out pages 12 and 13. There is a great photo of the press and filter.

Both Bruce and I (Chris) are big science geeks, and have read Popular Science since we were kids, so this is a career highlight.

You can also check it out on line here.

WRAPPING UP PRODUCTION

Our last update covered the lip seal and o-ring. This time we are updating you on the container and the top (secondary) filter.

The Container

Containers are complete and in our warehouse. We are extremely happy with them, and we think you will be too.

Most common French Presses are made of single wall glass, which is easily broken, and loses temperature quickly. There are some double wall stainless steel presses, but they are typically not vacuum insulated.

The Espro Press is double wall stainless steel with vacuum insulation. This has three benefits.

First, the brew temperature stays very consistent during the brew process, which means you can extract a very precise flavour profile. As you vary the brew temperature, different flavours are emphasized, and you can tune the temperature for the optimal flavour.

Second, the coffee pours hot, and stays hot. Please be careful when you pour, and let the coffee cool slightly before your first sip. The double filter also isolates the grounds from the coffee, so there is less extraction after filtering. This means you can leave the coffee in the press longer than with a common French Press.

Third, this container will be around for a long time! They are incredibly durable. Each press weighs 2.6 lb (1.2 kg) total. This means no more glass to clean up and replace.

Here are the presses stacked up and ready for packaging.

And here they are ready to ship to our warehouse.

The Top (Secondary) Filter

Top filters were molded last Thursday, and the lip seal and o-ring assembled to them. Here is a picture of the first batch.

The top filter is your second line of defence against grinds in your cup. It also holds the lip seal, o-ring, and the nut that the handle screws into. There is a lot going on in this part! Many thanks to our Vancouver vendor - they have worked very hard to get this part right for you.

Next Steps

The bottom (primary) filters will be molded on Monday March 26, and the brace will be molded on Tuesday March 27. Wednesday March 28 we complete assembly by putting the filters into the presses.

The first units are scheduled to ship on March 29! We won't be able to get them all out in March, so please be patient with us, as we work hard to get them out as soon as we can.

SURVEYS

Surveys are out! We need your shipping information so we can get your press out as soon as it is ready.

Thanks for your support!

Best Regards,

Chris, Bruce, and the entire Espro Team

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      Creator Lindsay Ringwelski on April 6, 2012

      I am kinda giddy with cafinated anticipation.

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      Creator Christopher Browne on April 5, 2012

      Mine came in yesterday. I'm in Toronto, so that's presumably involving domestic shipping, and since there was no border crossing that might be quicker delivery than USians might observe...

      Looks nice, works nice!

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      Creator Bruce Constantine on April 4, 2012

      @Brett Cruickshank - we plan to get everything out within a few weeks!

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      Creator Brett Cruickshank on April 3, 2012

      Can I get an eta for shipment for my Order ?

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      Creator Bruce Constantine on April 3, 2012

      @benjamin sanders - we started shipping them out March 29! We are working hard to get them all out as soon as we can. Cheers, Chris.

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      Creator benjamin sanders on April 2, 2012

      What is your updated shipping schedule? I'm still waiting.

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      Creator Bruce Constantine on April 1, 2012

      @Trevor so far the shipper has been sending out an email when a press is shipped. Cheers, Chris.

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      Creator Trevor Clark on March 31, 2012

      @Bruce thanks! And will we be notified when our Espro ships?

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      Creator Bruce Constantine on March 28, 2012

      @Trevor we assemble the Press in our warehouse in Vancouver, BC.

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      Creator Trevor Clark on March 28, 2012

      Where are they being assembled?

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      Creator Harry Ewasiuk on March 26, 2012

      Hoping to see my Espros in time to welcome April!

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      Creator Yui on March 25, 2012

      Thanks for the update. Can't wait!

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