CleanPod: The Clean Solution for Keurig® Coffee Brewing
CleanPod: The Clean Solution for Keurig® Coffee Brewing
The only reusable coffee pod you will ever need.
The only reusable coffee pod you will ever need. Read more
About this project
Single-serve brewing machines have made enjoying a purely delightful coffee moment super-easy… but at the expense of the planet’s ecological balance. Even the inventor of Keurig – the largest manufacturer of consumer single-serve brewing machines – has stated that he is not happy about the nasty environmental impact of the billions of conventional non-recyclable plastic coffee pods that end up in landfills.
CleanPod: Love Thy Coffee and Love the Earth
That’s why we knew we had to do something about it – since we both love coffee and convenience, as much as we love and treasure our planet. So we created the CleanPod, which is an environmentally-friendly reusable coffee pod that is designed to be easily cleaned and ready to be used – again and again, saving you time and money.
An Alternative That Finally Works?
We know just how poorly designed some eco-friendly alternatives can sometimes be. We also know that the only reusable pods that were available on the market are a nightmare to clean – and end up having coffee ground remains that end up clogging drains. And we also know that, as much as you want to choose an eco-friendly option, it doesn’t help if it doesn’t work well.
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Eco-Friendly Meets Functionality
That’s why the CleanPod has been designed to work so smoothly, having a special first-of-its-kind feature that ejects the used coffee grounds (after brewing) into the trash. That’s right: no more banging the pods against the trash can, scraping or soaking the pod until the coffee grains are as done as possible!
The money savings is a no-brainer!
CleanPod allows you to use any coffee grounds that your heart desires, which typically has a lot more value than the expensive one-time-use K-Cups.
Waste No More
This means that, with the CleanPod, there’s no more waste: resources are no longer wasted in non-recyclable and non-biodegradable disposable pods, and your precious time is no longer wasted in ineffective cleaning of sub-standard reusable coffee pods.
Enjoy the Taste
In addition to the special cleaning feature, the CleanPod was also carefully designed to produce to high quality brew. Current reusable pods have too coarse of mesh screens - this causes two problems. One, you cannot use very fine grounds in these conventional pods, because the coarse mesh will leak hard grounds into your cup of coffee, and very fine grounds is the secret to a rich cup of coffee using a Keurig. Two, during the brew process while in the Keurig machine, the incoming hot water can too easily flow through the pod and does not get the brew time that is needed to extract coffee from the grounds.
On the other hand, the CleanPod uses a Stainless Steel micro-mesh with small enough holes to allow you to use a very fine grain of coffee, while also forcing the incoming water to slowly pass through the pod. The result is a rich, full-bodied cup of joe!
How Does It Work?
The CleanPod accepts your grounded coffee, fitting perfectly into any Keurig brewing machine (we’re planning to soon making it available for other machines as well). After you’ve gone through the usual steps of using your Keurig and your cup of joe is poured, it’s time to empty your coffee pod to get it ready for the next cup. That’s where the CleanPod shines! Just aim the pod over your trash can and turn the knob on the back of the pod – and then watch as the old coffee grounds fly smoothly, fully and directly into the trash!
Quality, Quality, Quality
If there’s one thing that is at the heart of the CleanPod, that’s quality. We take it very seriously, which is why our engineers have a background in design, manufacturing, and quality assurance. That’s the kind of blend that makes the CleanPod be truly user-friendly, having been built with high quality materials that were manufactured using Lean 6-sigma practices – a blend of high-quality with high affordability. What is technology good for, if it doesn’t make things better, cleaner and cheaper, right?
In short, the CleanPod is the future of coffee pods and single-serve brewing machines: simple, efficient, affordable and clean – ensuring that our planet does have a future! That’s why, after a few designs and prototypes, we finally have a patent-pending absolutely perfect CleanPod that we’re proud to introduce to you through this crowdfunding initiative that seeks to raise $20,000 that will allow us to cover the costs of manufacturing, marketing, and distributing the CleanPod, making Keurig machines environmentally-friendly – while giving you an early and special chance of having your own CleanPod before it enters the general market.
Video and photography by Greg Chapman
Actors: Boian Spassov & Angie Marchionda
Music from bensound.com
The Keurig® trademark is not the property of CleanPod. There is no affiliation between CleanPod and Keurig®, Keurig Green Mountain®, or their affiliates.
Risks and challenges
While being mindful of the risks that any entrepreneurial initiative naturally carries, we do not anticipate any special risks that may be posed to our project. The CleanPod is already designed and its final prototype has already been made, tried, and tested. Mass production has been fully mapped out, so now we are only awaiting the funding. Therefore, the main challenge for our project is to get enough people to become aware of it. Once they do, we strongly believe that the smart, convenient, and eco-friendly features of the CleanPod will ensure a successfully funded crowdfunding campaign.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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