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Busy, active coffee and tea lovers: make and take the best tasting french press and pour-over style drink you love, anywhere.
Busy, active coffee and tea lovers: make and take the best tasting french press and pour-over style drink you love, anywhere.
566 backers pledged $33,923 to help bring this project to life.

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If you didn't get a chance to pre-order through Kickstarter, you can still order HERE! Please join us, and enjoy grit free press coffee. Thanks, from the whole Espro team!

"A Sludge-Free French Press" - Florence Fabricant, New York Times

"It definitely achieves its goal to bring a press-pot cup of coffee without the grit" - Dan Nosowitz, Popular Science

"ESPRO Press, a French Press That Works." - Charlie Sorrel, Wired

"A Cleaner, Tastier Cup of French Press Coffee in the Morning" - Leslie Horn, Gizmodo

GOOD MORNING!

I love mornings. Up at 9, relaxing with a beautiful cup of aromatic coffee or tea. I usually sit on the porch with a croissant, thinking of life and love…

Yeah, that’s not my typical morning either - let’s start again with that early morning alarm.

Twenty five minutes to get out the door and on the run. Between the clock, packed bags, packed trains, and interruptions, there’s a lot in the way of that perfect morning cup.

INTRODUCING THE ESPRO TRAVEL PRESS

When life takes you on the road, you should be able to lean forward into that next adventure with a fantastic cup of coffee or tea in hand. That first cup of coffee or tea sets the tone for your entire day. For the most creative and productive day possible, it should be mind-blowing! So we created the definitive travel brewer for both coffee and tea, with three filter options.

1. A DOUBLE FILTER FOR GRIT-FREE COFFEE

The Espro travel press uses the same double-filter mesh technology as the table top press, for aromatic, grit-free, and flavorful coffee. They filter coffee twice, with filters 9 and 12 times finer than a common French Press. And once pressed down, they block extraction so the last sip tastes like the first. We also introduce a brand new twist-lock system that makes the separation and assembly of the two micro-filters easier than ever.

2. AN ADDED PAPER FILTER FOR EVEN CLEANER COFFEE

If you want even cleaner coffee, you can add a third paper filter between the two metal filters. This can highlight the fruitier and floral flavors in your coffee.

3. A NEW TEA FILTER JUST FOR TEA LOVERS

Tea is important enough to get its own new filter design. The unique seal at the lower end of the filter sweeps loose leaf tea to the bottom, then folds upward and seals the tea leaves under the filter to stop extraction. You get the full flavors of loose leaf tea.

BACK TO OUR HERO

Coffee or tea made, you are ready to leave the house. The clock is still ticking, and there's a lot between you and nirvana.

SIZED TO TRAVEL

Books, papers, lunch, computer…there isn’t much space left in that bag. The Espro Travel Press is the perfect 12 oz size, and fits comfortably in your bag, cup holder, or bike bottle cage.

NO SPILLS TO RUIN YOUR DAY

We’ve all had a mug leak in our bag… Beyond the tragic loss of coffee, that wet report won’t get the same respect. A double lid with silicone seals keeps your drink safe while you navigate the urban-jungle (or jungle-jungle, if life takes you off the beaten path).

HARD TO LET GO OF

We want you thinking about your next great idea, not how to hold your travel press as you wind your way through crowded subways, sidewalks and busses. So, we made your Travel Press easy to grip and hold onto, by gently curving the outer walls.

EYE CATCHING, STATEMENT MAKING

Your style says what you stand for. So we’re starting with three colors – Bright White, Blue Glass and Matte Black. We'll use the Kickstarter survey to let you choose your color after the campaign ends.

COMFORTABLE TO DRINK FROM

The ESPRO Travel Press sips like your favorite mug. The shape of the lid is comfortably molded to your lip, and the press rod neatly disappears out of the way for comfortable drinking.

STAYS HOT FOR HOURS

And when the moment finally arrives for that first sublime sip, only to be torn from your hands by ‘someone’ who needs ‘something,’ faint nor fret not! Your drink will still be hot when you are ready. The stainless steel vacuum insulated double walls keep the outside cool and the inside hot (or the other way around for iced tea and cold brew coffee).

AND IT'S EASY TO CLEAN

We expect the Espro Travel Press to get used a lot. We made the components dishwasher safe, so you can wake up to clean gear…and repeat.

But this time, it won’t be the same old grind!

REWARD YOURSELF WITH GREAT TASTE

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

For months we’ve been designing, testing and refining the technology behind the ESPRO Travel Press.  We have world-class production partners standing by and ready to go. Your support will assist with the cost of tooling, manufacturing and large-scale production. 

In order to bring the ESPRO Travel Press to life, we need your support! Please pledge and help us get the word out about this project to your busy caffeinated friends on Facebook and Twitter. 

PROJECT SCHEDULE

  • November – December 2014:  Kickstarter and tooling for production
  • January 2015: receive and review first production sample
  • February 2015: large-scale production
  • March 2015: shipping the ESPRO Travel Press

Risks and challenges

Each design has been tested using full-scale prototypes. The product passes our very stringent requirements for making something that has our names on it. We have selected all our manufacturing partners, and have already started producing tooling.

The main risk we have at this point is supplier delivery. We are in weekly contact with our suppliers to ensure that we know what stage they are at.

OUR COMMITMENT is to keep you informed every step of the way.

A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU TO…

Editors at Golden Ears Media - Brent Cross & Greg Stoddart
Filming sites in Vancouver, including Timbertrain Coffee Roasters and Morgan Daniels Slager.

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    IN THE KNOW. Support us and tell your friends! We'll keep you informed of the latest on the project and let you know as soon as the ESPRO Travel Press is available in your local area.

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    EARLYBIRD COFFEE. One ESPRO Travel Press with double micro-filter and 25 paper filters. We'll ask later for your color choice. Add $15 for shipping outside USA and Canada.

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    EARLYBIRD TEA. One ESPRO Travel Press with tea micro-filter. We'll ask later for your color choice. Add $15 for shipping outside USA and Canada.

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    COFFEE LOVER. One ESPRO Travel Press with double micro-filter and 25 paper filters. We'll ask later for your color choice. Add $15 for shipping outside USA and Canada.

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    TEA LOVER. One ESPRO Travel Press with tea micro-filter. We'll ask later for your color choice. Add $15 for shipping outside USA and Canada.

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    COFFEE AND TEA EXPLORER. One ESPRO Travel Press with all three brew methods: double micro-filter, 25 paper filters, and tea micro-filter. Explore all brew methods with one device. We'll ask later for your color choice. Add $20 for shipping outside USA and Canada.

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    YOU PICK TWO! Pick any two ESPRO Travel Presses. Perhaps one for you, and another for a friend. Choose between two Coffee Travel Presses, two Tea Travel Presses, or one of each. We'll ask later for your color choices. Add $25 for shipping outside USA and Canada.

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    HOME AND AWAY. One ESPRO Travel Press (either coffee or tea) for when you are on the go, AND one 18 oz MEDIUM Tabletop Stainless Steel ESPRO Press for your home or office. Both units ship together. We'll ask later for your Travel Press color choice. Add $30 for shipping outside USA and Canada.

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    FIRST TO MARKET. Twelve bulk-packed ESPRO Travel Presses. You may choose the mix of tea and coffee devices in your 12-pack before we ship. MSRP $50. Perfect for a specialty coffee, tea or kitchen retailer that wants to be the first to sell the ESPRO Travel Press. We'll ask later for your press and color choices. Add $60 for shipping outside USA and Canada.

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