BRRREWER will deliver an exceptional cold brew and an unparalleled experience in all simplicity and sustainability. Through a sheer elegant, minimalist design and a state-of-the-art microfiltration membrane system, BRRREWER grants a unique brewing experience, each and every time.
Coffee has very ancient roots, and so do its brewing methods. It is traditionally extracted with hot water, but cold brewing techniques have become increasingly common. This means that coffee can be extracted with cold water, a process in which the longer brewing time plays a crucial role. The drink that results from this method is known as cold brew.
Coffee contains over 1000 flavour compounds. Many variables affect how these compounds are extracted: the amount and type of coffee and water, brew time, coffee grind size and water temperature among others.
Coffee acidity levels depend on the roasting time and temperature, but most importantly on the brewing method. Unlike hot water, cold water does not extract from the coffee grounds the oily compounds – known as chlorogenic acids – that are responsible for coffee acidity. This is the reason why, by means of using cold water for the extraction, you can brew flavourful coffee while lowering acidity.
Therefore, what you obtain with cold extraction is a more rounded coffee with a less bitter taste. Not only does coffee have an intense flavour but it is also delicate and naturally sweet.
Our system achieves the perfect extraction thanks to two removable and identical microfiltration membranes. One of them sits at the bottom of the coffee basket and the other is to be placed on top of ground coffee. These two membranes perform a separation process known as microfiltration.
The upper membrane performs a crucial function. Thanks to capillary action, it ensures that every single drop is evenly distributed throughout the whole coffee surface. With consequent uniform permeation, you avoid the risk of canalisation that would result in an underdeveloped flavour of your coffee.
The lower membrane acts as very specific filter that lets water flow through, while catching suspended solids. As a hydrophilic material, it partially limits oily compounds from flowing, further enhancing the cold brewing process.
Thanks to this system, BRRREWER provides well-defined notes as well as a uniform brew free from any solid sediments.
This entire process takes place through the two membranes; therefore, you do not need any paper filters or disposable items. This feature makes BRRREWER a sustainable choice, thanks to which you can brew in all convenience, while respecting the environment.
Cold brew can be obtained in two ways: full immersion (also known as cold immersion) or cold drip.
Full immersion involves steeping ground coffee for up to 24 hours in the fridge and usually results in a gritty mouth feel coffee due to the sediments that the process produces.
Cold drip coffee, by contrast, is obtained through allowing cold water to slowly drip over freshly ground coffee. Thanks to this process, BRRREWER and its membrane system will enable you to experience an unparalleled clarity and intensity of flavours, making up for the typical annoyances of full immersion.
The coffee you get with BRRREWER is very much versatile. For instance, the resulting coffee can be enjoyed cold as it is, or on the rocks. You can have a hot cup as well, by adding hot water while preserving the benefits of cold brew. In addition, all possibilities are open to experiment with milk or even with creative cocktail recipes.
Not to mention that you can apply the latest mixology or molecular gastronomy techniques. For instance, you can try spherification, a culinary process that allows to shape a liquid into squishy spheres, which resemble roe, giving a spectacular visual effect for both cocktails and desserts.
We have partnered with Francesco Corona, a five-time Italian "Coffee in Good Spirits" Champion and finalist at World Coffee in Good Spirits Championship. We have closely worked with him in order to create some outstanding cocktail recipes exclusively for you! Take a look here and eyes wide-open for an awesome reward!
This system features an elegant and minimalist design that will certainly turn some heads if put on display. Its innovative and sleek style featuring high-end materials will be an exceptional tool to stand on your counter.
BRRREWER is designed with both functionality and aesthetics in mind. Indeed, the double-wall system offers a great thermal insulation, keeping your drink cool for longer while featuring a pleasing visual effect, as if coffee were suspended.
BRRREWER features a steel frame with a powder coating finish in white.
You can indeed use this Handcrafted Multi-purpose Lid to store your cold brew in the fridge, but also as a glass for this delicious drink. Last but not least, it can come in handy when the extraction is over, you can conveniently remove and place the coffee basket on it. What's not to love?
BRRREWER is made in Italy using only the finest materials. Among those, the carafe is made of borosilicate glass, giving it a pleasing touch sensation.
For some components of BRRREWER, we chose to use TRITAN™ considering its durability, dishwasher safety and taste & smell neutrality. Indeed, TRITAN™ is a food grade and BPA-free polymer, so no harmful chemicals will be released in your coffee.
Essense is a coffee start up based in Italy. Our passion for coffee led us to the development of BRRREWER that is the result of hard work and dedication to this delicious drink.
A special thanks goes to our Tasters, a vibrant community of coffee lovers, baristas and master roasters who helped us develop BRRREWER through our “Be a Taster” project.
Risks and challenges
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At Essense, as highlighted in the timeline, we have been working for many years on the development of BRRREWER, paying attention to all the details with the aim of delivering a product that meets everyone’s expectations to the utmost.
BRRREWER is now a working system and the production of its components is right about to begin, so we plan to start shipping BRRREWER early August.
We aim to share this system with every coffee lover in any corner of the world and this is why we need your support. We are excited to bring out a product meant to be both accessible and outstanding thanks to its high-quality, respect for the environment and attention to aesthetics.
Should any unforeseen circumstances arise, rest assured that we will promptly address them as well as inform you with full transparency.
Expect to see several updates on the progress of this project! We are truly grateful for your support and eager to bring BRRREWER right before your eyes. Cheers!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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