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Dripkit is the pocket-sized pour over you've been waiting for - a new way to make great coffee anywhere.
Dripkit is the pocket-sized pour over you've been waiting for - a new way to make great coffee anywhere.
640 backers pledged $29,826 to help bring this project to life.

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Dripkit Portable Pour Over

Dripkit fits on every cup!
Dripkit fits on every cup!

A perfect cup of coffee anytime, anywhere.

Dripkit is a portable, single-use, mess-free way to brew the perfect cup of coffee — there’s no grinding, no measuring and no gadgets.

Dripkits are self-contained and pocket-sized, making them easy to use anywhere. Whether you're at the office or on top of a mountain, Dripkit goes where you go.

All you need is a cup and hot water. Each packet contains a filter, a dripper and the perfect amount of coffee. Just tear, place and pour. 

Each Dripkit weighs fewer than 20 grams, and most of that is the ground coffee. Fun Fact: Six Dripkits weigh less than your iPhone!

Keep Dripkit in your bag, desk drawer, bike kit or car and you’ll never have to worry about finding a good cup of coffee again!

 

 

After testing many different beans and roasts, we landed on the perfect coffee for our portable pour over. We source our coffee from a small cooperative of farms on the side of a volcano in Antigua, Guatemala. 

Once the coffee lands in NYC, we roast to order with our partners at City of Saints in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

We've found the sweet spot, not just for the bean but also for taste. Guatemalan coffees are robust, comforting and chocolatey. The bean we've chosen has the calming comfort of the region with an added flair of spicy and floral notes.

City of Saints
City of Saints

 

We ensure that every cup of Dripkit is coffee shop quality by roasting, grinding and filling to order. Within seconds of grinding each individual serving we package it in an airtight packet that lets gasses escape and keeps oxygen out.

By localizing our production we are able to bring you the freshest possible product every time.

Dripkits taste best within the first month, but are good for up to six.

 

 

Our first beans are from the San Miguel Escobar co-op in Guatemala. We visited this farm personally, met with one of the farmers and learned the ins and outs of coffee farming.

Antigua, Guatemala
Antigua, Guatemala

By working directly with farmers we can ensure they're paid fairly and work in good conditions.

Fun Fact: Coffee beans are actually the seeds of a red fruit called Cascara.

Together, with our partners at Prime Studio in NYC, we made over 100 prototypes by hand, experimenting with many different materials until we found the perfect fit!

 

Stuart Harvey Lee + Caroline Kepley of Prime Studios
Stuart Harvey Lee + Caroline Kepley of Prime Studios

Materials + Manufacturing

We are dedicated to making Dripkit as environmentally friendly as possible. At launch, we'll be using biodegradable packaging and aim to have a 100% biodegradable product by 2025. We'll achieve this by working closely with our materials producers to utilize and develop new technology in bioplastics (plastic made from plants).

A Dripkit is made of only three materials:

  • 1. Paper Cup Stock (just like your to-go coffee cup!)
  • 2. A  non-woven filter engineered especially for pour over coffee. 
  • 3. Coffee!

A plastic coffee pod takes 500 years to degrade back into the earth. We are committed to creating something better. 

Our product is made in the USA! Which makes it good for the environment and the economy. 

As freelance creative professionals, we both felt like there wasn’t a coffee product on the market designed for our lifestyles -- something easy, portable, and environmentally-friendly.

So we decided to do something about it.

Ilana has a fierce dedication to quality, taste and perfecting experiences, and Kara is obsessed with solving problems. We’re both passionate pursuers of the dream that great coffee doesn’t have to be difficult to make or hard to find.

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Ilana Kruger + Kara Cohen, Co-founders of Dripkit.

 

 

 

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Dripkit sitting pretty on a Malka Dina Coil Cup
Dripkit sitting pretty on a Malka Dina Coil Cup

 

Dripkit x Malka Dina Coil Cup
Dripkit x Malka Dina Coil Cup

 

Trip for two to Antigua, Guatemala to visit our coffee farm!
Trip for two to Antigua, Guatemala to visit our coffee farm!

 

Help spread the word about Dripkit! It’s easy to share our project on social media, or with some friends who love good coffee.

 People Are Talking About Dripkit

 

Want to write about us? Great! we made it easy. Here's our Press Kit.

Want even more info about Dripkit? Shoot an email to press@dripkit.coffee.

We love to talk!

Thank You!

So many people have been involved in the process of helping Dripkit get to this point and we could not have done it without them.  A few of our talented friends + creatives + major supporters below.

Lakhota Film, Prime Studios, Devi + Peter Kamdar, Dave House, David Cohen + Laureen Seeger, Ogden + Dan Kruger, Spencer Bergen, Andrew Rosenberg, Christopher Munro + many more.

Risks and challenges

Anytime you manufacture a completely new product, there are risks and challenges involved. However, we’ve gone to great lengths to work with well-vetted manufacturers and designers and have tested our materials through 5+ rounds of prototyping.

We’ve dedicated the last six months and all of our savings to this project and will do everything in our power to make it the best it can possibly be.

We know that unforeseen challenges may arise. We've accounted for this in our delivery date, and promise to keep backers up-to-date on any changes.

We have the utmost confidence in our team to deliver a high-quality product in a timely manner.

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    Due to the wonderful response to or our early bird $50 three box special, we are introducing a new reward level!

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    Three Boxes of Dripkits + Malka Dina Mug

    Our favorite reward! You'll get three boxes (30 cups) of Dripkits AND a Malka Dina x Dripkit coil tumbler.

    *We collaborated with Elana Noy of Malka Dina to make the perfect Dripkit mug! Each coil cup is handmade by Elana in her Brooklyn studio and slightly unique.

    Estimated retail value of $125.

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    Three Boxes of Dripkits + Malka Dina Mug

    Our favorite reward! You'll get three boxes (30 cups) of Dripkits AND a Malka Dina x Dripkit coil tumbler.

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    Six Month Subscription + Malka Dina Mug

    Get two (2) boxes of Dripkits delivered to your door at the beginning of each month for six months and a Malka Dina x Dripkit Coil Tumbler!
    That's 12 boxes of Dripkits!

    *We collaborated with Elana Noy of Malka Dina to make the perfect Dripkit mug! Each coil cup is handmade by Elana in her Brooklyn studio and slightly unique.

    Estimated retail value of $285

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    Six Month Sub. + Set of Malka Dina Mugs

    OUR BEST DEAL YET!

    **We've heard form a lot of you that mugs are best in sets (and we agree)! Because of the enthusiasm and love shown for our collaboration with Malka Dina, we're adding a new reward level so you can have a matching set of mugs to go with your Dripkits.**

    Get two (2) boxes of Dripkits delivered to your door at the beginning of each month for six months and a set Malka Dina x Dripkit Coil Tumblers!

    That's 12 boxes of Dripkits!

    *We collaborated with Elana Noy of Malka Dina to make the perfect Dripkit mug! Each coil cup is handmade by Elana in her Brooklyn studio and slightly unique.

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    Year Subscription

    Get two (2) boxes of Dripkits delivered to your door at the beginning of each month. That's a total of 24 boxes and 240 cups of coffee!

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    Get two (2) boxes of Dripkits delivered to your door at the beginning of each month and two (2) Malka Dina x Dripkit tumblers. That's a total of 24 boxes, 240 cups of coffee and two amazing handmade mugs.

    *We collaborated with Elana Noy of Malka Dina to make the perfect Dripkit mug! Each coil cup is handmade by Elana in her Brooklyn studio and slightly unique.

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    Year Subscription + Roasting Tour

    Get two (2) boxes of Dripkits delivered to your door at the beginning of each month and a set of four (4) Malka Dina x Dripkit tumblers. That's a total of 24 boxes, 240 cups of coffee and four amazing handmade mugs.

    This reward also includes brunch with Kara and Ilana in Brooklyn, NY and a tour of our roasting partner, City of Saints in Bushwick. You'll get to see how our coffee is roasted and hang out with us and our awesome roasters!

    *Transportation to Brooklyn, NY not included.

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    Trip to Guatemala!

    An all-expenses paid trip for two (2) to Antigua, Guatemala to visit one of our coffee farms and a year subscription to Dripkit.

    Included: Round trip airfare for (2) to Antigua, Guatemala, 3-nights at a boutique hotel, coffee farm tour & lunch, volcano tour.

    ** Further information on this reward and date limitation in our Risks + Challenges section **

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