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Manual Coffeemaker Nº4

A “no tech” kitchen appliance for slow coffee #RecognizeKSRU

Manual Coffeemaker Nº4

A “no tech” kitchen appliance for slow coffee #RecognizeKSRU

$16,533
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
185
backers
9hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, November 16 2019 1:00 AM UTC +00:00.

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Manual Coffeemaker Nº4

Manual Coffeemaker Nº4 is a pour over brewer that celebrates the ritual of slow coffee.

Nº4 is a no-tech countertop appliance for making an excellent cup of pour over coffee—but it’s also a designed object that lives on your countertop, like a piece of sculpture for your kitchen.

The defining design gesture of the Manual Coffeemaker is the hand-crafted sculptural glass dome. At rest it's a transparent cloche, but as you pour hot water it becomes translucent with steam.

Brewing coffee is as simple as putting a paper filter in the top, adding ground coffee, and then slowly pouring hot water through to the carafe below. Nº4 can be used with cone or wave filters, depending on your preference and gear.

Coffeemaker Nº4 brews into a carafe with measuring markings, which helps you ensure the right brew ratio. You can make as little coffee as a 8oz cup (240 ml) or as much as 20oz (800 ml)—enough to share.

New for this limited edition of the Manual Coffeemaker are the ceramic bases. These plates anchor the glass dome, provide a home for the carafe, and catch any errant drips of coffee—plus they are dishwasher safe. For the anniversary edition of Nº4, we are offering plates in matte black, matte white, and stoneware.

In a world focused on speed and convenience, the act of preparing coffee manually is a chance to truly slow down and enjoy the moment. As you master manual brewing, the ritual of preparing coffee becomes just as pleasurable as drinking it. Manual Coffeemaker was designed to celebrate this ritual of daily craft.

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Coffeemaker Nº4 Specifications

  •  Dimensions: Overall ⌀8" x 12"
  •  Materials: Borosilicate glass dripper & carafe, ceramic and stoneware plates
  •  Care: Hand wash dripper, plate and carafe are dishwasher safe
  •  Brewing: Learn more here 

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The 5-Year Anniversary Edition

Hi I’m Craighton Berman, the designer and founder of Manual. Manual makes products for celebrating slow living. Our products encourage you to step away from the distractions of modern life to slow down and appreciate the moment. 

I first launched the original Coffeemaker Nº1 on Kickstarter back in 2014. Over 1000 people backed the project, which launched both the product but also Manual as a company. Since then I have redesigned and refined the unit as Coffeemaker Nº2, which was sold in boutiques and coffeeshops all around the world—as well as in homegoods stores like CB2 and Crate & Barrel.

Two years ago I launched Coffeemaker Nº3 here on Kickstarter, which was a brand new direction on the Manual Coffeemaker series—offering a brand new form, larger brew sizes, and more ways to brew. 

But there has always been something singular about the original Coffeemaker that made it special. So for the 5th anniversary of its original debut, I decided to give it an update and bring it back to form. The classics never go out of style.

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A ‘pledge’ is simply a pre-order.

  • All you need to do is back the project, and you will lock in a pre-order of Coffeemaker Nº4. 
  • If you would like multiples, simply multiply your pledge by the quantity you would like, and we will work out the logistics on our end. 
  • After the campaign we will use a survey service to allow you to select your ceramic base and add any additional accessories from the Manual line.

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Manufacturing has already started.

I have spent the past few months working with my long-term manufacturing partners to sample the design, iterate designs, create packaging, and get the supply chain lined up. The manufacturing process started ahead of this Kickstarter campaign so that I can deliver as fast as possible.

  •  October - Kickstarter campaign launches, pre-manufacturing begins
  •  November - Kickstarter ends, manufacturing continues
  •  December - Manufacturing wraps up, product is packed and readied for freight
  •  January - Shipment is on the ocean, arrival in US warehouse
  •  February - Fulfillment target

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It’s always thrilling to be back on Kickstarter with the latest design. This community is truly special: it got me started making things independently, it got me to scale my studio, and it gave me a platform to find an audience of folks who like what I do. Thank to all the Manual supporters who keep helping us bring ideas to life—we are truly honored by your continued support. Finally, thanks for reading this far in the age of short attention spans. Take it slow. 🐌

-Craighton, Founder of Manual

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Photography: Nick Murway

Soundtrack: Mikey Young - "Socks"

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Risks and challenges

Previously, I have successfully run 12 Kickstarter projects, and advised on well over 50, so I know my way around making great things and getting them to people.

However the reality is that when you're manufacturing any physical good there are sure to be unforeseen challenges. I promise to be open and honest in communicating and issues I have to navigate.

Remember, Kickstarter is not a store—you are pledging support to an independent design company that is starting down the path of producing a product. Part of your "reward" is getting an inside view at the process as well as my sincere appreciation for the support!

I only produce products I feel deeply passionate about and I'm too stubborn to see things fail. You can put your trust in Manual that we will deliver the goods. ✌️

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