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€20,141 pledged of $74,363 goal
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What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

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Design Prototype

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About

Porta Rista™ is the first coffee system that lets you customise what, where, when and how you want to brew your cup of coffee. An espresso, a long black, or even tea. We have simplified and combined all the features from the tools you already loved into compact modules, without the electricity, or the bulk and burden of conventional coffee machines.

Fresh coffee beans, ground beans or capsules, it's your choice. Brew it now or keep it in your bag for later, your call. Completely powered by your hands, the Porta Rista™ is designed so your best cup of coffee is always within an arm's reach.

We see this campaign as the beginning of a conversation with the global coffee community. FUSE aims to fully empower coffee lovers so that they have complete control and freedom over their brew. When you pledge a reward, we take it as a serious partnership. Ultimately, we hope to develop a comprehensive understanding of your preferences so we can continue creating more modules.

With 3 customisable and interchangeable modules at launch, and many more in development, Porta Rista™ is designed to work effortlessly together, or on its own. 

Porta Rista™ comes in 3 interchangeable modules: X for Espresso, Y for Pressed Coffee and Z for Drip Coffee or Grinding Beans. As simple as X-Y-Z.

Capsules/Coffee Pods adapter for the following systems only

Segafredo® Zanetti Coffee System
illy® iperEspresso
Nestlé Nespresso
CAFE CREME BONCAFE®

The adapters are designed exclusively for Module X - The Espresso. We will follow up with your option after the campaign and before shipment of rewards.

At less than 500g (1lbs), each module is small enough to fit in your pocket and light enough to carry around with you everywhere you go. 

All modules are personally powered by you, no batteries, no electricity, no hassle.

Module X - the Espresso maker not only works best with fine espresso ground, but it is compatible with the major coffee pods in the market too! Currently supported systems - SEGAFREDO® Zanetti™, Boncafe®, Nespresso™, ILLY® iperEspresso™ and their third party compatibles.

With the specially designed Variable Valve (in Module X) you can fine-tune your espresso intensity and find your personal sweet spot.  

Take control of your personal espresso with the Module X

Coffee containers and adapters are made with surgical grade stainless steel (SS316) and specially laminated with non-stick Teflon™ coating to ensure hassle-free cleaning. Just rinse it off with water. 

Clip off the protective cover and turn it into a coffee cup! Each module comes with a double espresso cup to protect the core and keep your coffee piping hot a little longer. 

Cup availble in matte black at launch, clear white option will be made available via stretch goals.

Most espressos are made with 8 grams ( 0.28 oz ) of fine ground. Porta Rista™ lets you decide how much caffeine you need - with capacity up to 12 grams ( 0.42 oz ).

Coffee pods and capsule adapters are swappable without the need to purchase a new core.

All upcoming modules will be backward compatible with current modules and core.

Rewards are tiered to Single, Double or Triple modules. We are currently running a Early Bird discount of up to 35% off on all rewards. Hurry up before it ends!

All components and materials are carefully selected and engineered to ensure the highest quality, durability, comfort and safety.

We at FUSE are so confident in our product quality that we are offering a 12-month limited warranty on all modules.

In the event of a successful funding

> 100,000 Euros - every module shall come with a complimentary bag of  100% Arabica FUSE Personal Blend Northern Thai coffee beans ( 36 g / 1.3 oz )

> 150,000 Euros - every module shall come with a complimentary Kickstarter Edition coffee scoop (12 g / 0.4 oz )

 

Even though we come from different cultures, we all have something in common - our passion for coffee. 

We work closely with local cafes, roast houses and suppliers to make sure our product works with the various types of materials, coffee ingredients and brewing methods

 

Our team went through dozens of prototypes, from a bulky 3D printed press to the final minimalistic form factor. Much of our exploration has been guided by these design objectives: 

  • Intuitive and easy to use
  • Premium, durable and food safe materials
  • Sustainable and manual powered

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Porta Rista™ has come a long way since its conceptualisation in January 2016. Hundreds, if not thousands of hours have been spent designing, machining and 3D printing different parts to make every component work flawlessly together.

All our current functioning prototypes are completely machined from solid cylinders of stainless steel and plastics.

Moving forward, more than 70% of the main plastic components will have to be injection moulded. Plastic engineers have been hired to finalise mould designs and cost estimates, so we have a better confidence in calculating our funding goal.

Other operating costs will go towards securing raw materials and components.

Contingent suppliers and factories (both locally and overseas) have been identified. Critical components (e.g. valves and coating) are sourced from reputable manufacturers with ISO certification.

With adequate support and funding from you, we will proceed in ordering the first batch of raw materials and third-party components, and finalise the injection mould manufacturing by November 2017.

Mass production of parts and components are expected to start as soon as the injection moulds are manufactured and assembled in Thailand. Inventories will be distributed from our warehouses in San Franciso, U.S., Bangkok, Thailand and Madrid, Spain.

We are extremely excited for everyone to start using the Porta Rista™. We will have a fixed schedule in updating our progress both on Kickstarter and our website to inform our backers about the production progress.

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Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    Double High Fives!

    Thanks for supporting FUSE! Have your name permanently featured on FUSE official website.

    Get notified when our products hit online stores in 2018.

    Includes:
    • Personal Email from FUSE Team
    • Name on FUSE Digital Wall of Gratitude
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    Pledge €49 or more About $55

    [Super Early Bird] Single Coffee Press

    One Module Y - The Coffee Press
    One Core
    Add €50 for The Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper

    Includes:
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
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    Pledge €59 or more About $66

    [Super Early Bird] Single Grinder

    One Module Z - The Grinder Dripper
    One Core

    Includes:
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Core
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    Pledge €59 or more About $66

    [Early Bird] Single Coffee Press

    Hand operated coffee press for mildly pressurised dark coffee.

    Comes with one (1) Core and one (1) Coffee press module.

    Includes:
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
    • Core
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    Pledge €59 or more About $66

    [Early Bird] Wooden Stand

    Carefully hand lathed from premium Burmese teak. Each stand is unique, every shot personal.

    Firmly secures the core and module on top of a coffee cup or shot glass. Also a sleeve protector for the core and module.

    FREE Shipping worldwide.

    Includes:
    • Wooden Stand
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    Pledge €69 or more About $77

    [Super Early Bird] Single Espresso

    One Module X - The Espresso
    One Core
    Add €50 to add Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
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    Pledge €69 or more About $77

    [Early Bird] Single Grinder

    Coffee bean grinder with adjustable grind size, for grinding beans into the core and brewing pour-over or drip coffee.

    Comes with one (1) Core and one (1) Grinder/Dripper module.

    Includes:
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Core
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    Pledge €79 or more About $88

    [Early Bird] Single Espresso

    Portable espresso maker with patent pending high pressure variable valve, your personal espresso fine tuned.

    Comes with one (1) Core and one (1) Espresso module.

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Core
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    Pledge €84 or more About $94

    [Super Early Bird] Single Espresso Plus

    One Module X - The Espresso
    One Core
    One Capsule Adapter

    Add €50 or USD55 to the pledge amount for One Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Core
    • Capsule Adapter
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    Pledge €94 or more About $105

    [Early Bird] Single Espresso Plus

    Portable espresso maker with patent pending high pressure variable valve, your personal espresso fine tuned.

    Comes with one (1) Core, one (1) Espresso module and one (1) Capsule adapter of your choice.

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Core
    • Capsule Adapter
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    Pledge €119 or more About $133

    [Super Early Bird] Double Espresso XZ

    One Module X - The Espresso
    One Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    One Core

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Core
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    Pledge €139 or more About $155

    [Early Bird] Double Espresso XZ

    Portable espresso maker with high pressure variable valve and interchangeable coffee bean grinder module with adjustable grind size.

    Comes with one (1) Core, one (1) Espresso module and one (1) Grinder/Dripper module.

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Core
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    Pledge €149 or more About $166

    [Super Early Bird] Combo Barista

    One Module X - The Espresso
    One Module Y - The Coffee Press
    One Module Z - The Grinder Dripper
    One Core

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
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    Pledge €164 or more About $183

    [Super Early Bird] Combo Barista Plus

    One Module X - The Espresso
    One Module Y - The Coffee Press
    One Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    One Core
    One Capsule Adapter

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Core
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    Pledge €199 or more About $222

    [Super Early Bird] Combo Limited

    One Module X - The Espresso
    One Module Y - The Coffee Press
    One Module Z - The Grinder Dripper
    One Core
    One Limited Edition Wooden Stand (Personal Engraving, Serial Number)

    Includes:
    • Name on FUSE Digital Wall of Gratitude
    • Engraved Wooden Sleeve
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
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    Pledge €199 or more About $222

    [Early Bird] Triple Barista

    Complete kit for the full Porta Rista™ personalisation experience.

    Comes with one (1) Core and all three (3) modules.

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Core
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    Pledge €214 or more About $239

    [Early Bird] Triple Barista Plus

    Complete kit for the full Porta Rista™ personalisation experience.

    Comes with one (1) Core, all three (3) modules and one (1) Capsule adapter of your choice.

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Core
    • Capsule Adapter
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    Pledge €249 or more About $278

    [Early Bird] Triple Barista Limited

    Limited Edition kit for the full Porta Rista™ personalisation experience.

    Comes with one (1) Core, all three (3) modules, one (1) Engraved wooden stand, name permanently featured on FUSE official website and one (1) Capsule adapter of your choice.

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Core
    • Engraved Wooden Stand
    • Name on FUSE Digital Wall of Gratitude
    • Capsule Adapter
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    Pledge €499 or more About $557

    Super Barista

    3 complete sets of Porta Rista™ for the avid coffee guru.

    Comes with three (3) Cores.

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Core
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    Pledge €699 or more About $780

    Triple Barista Alpha

    [Delivered by September 2017]
    A full set of Porta Rista™ pre-production modules exclusively for alpha testers to collect your feedback and finalise the production units. Comes with a white wooden shelf to showcase your personal kit. Only your feedbacks are needed, no returns required!

    [Delivered by June 2018]
    Full set of Porta Rista™ (Modules X, Y and Z) .

    Name one of our very own coffee blend from Northern Thailand.

    FREE Shipping Worldwide

    Includes:
    • Module X - The Espresso
    • Module Y - The Coffee Press
    • Module Z - The Grinder/Dripper
    • Engraved Wooden Stand
    • Core
    • Name on FUSE Digital Wall of Gratitude
    • Capsule Adapter
    • Wooden Shelf
    • Pre-Production Set
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Funding period

- (37 days)