About this project
We believe that coffee brewing can be a special experience - every single time, with every single cup. That’s why we created GINA, the first complete smart coffee brewing instrument.
With a built-in Bluetooth SCALE weighing your ingredients will become easier, allowing you to find the perfect ratio between coffee, water and time.
Your phone will connect GINA with an APP via Bluetooth to transfer and save all of your brewing data and see what the rest of coffee loving community is sharing.
With specially designed VALVE you can even tune your GINA and play with 3 different brewing techniques. Leave it open for pour-over, close it for immersion brew or set the drop flow for cold drip.
We combined all the features from the tools you already know into one complete device. All of your manual coffee brewing techniques are now featured in one. This means better use of your kitchen space and less hassle prepping all your coffee brewing tools.
Pour hot water over coffee grounds while leaving the valve open and observe the elegant flow - for the purest taste and highlighted qualities of the bean.
Soak coffee grounds in the ceramic funnel, open the valve and extract the brewing - for the sharpest taste and a richer beverage body.
Put grounds into the inner glass pitcher and pour cold water into the funnel. Set the drop flow and let it drip - for the sweetest taste and smoothest beverage body.
GINA is ideal for both experts or first-time users
The app itself connects you with the whole coffee loving community. It allows you to create and share your own brewing print or be guided through every step thanks to other friendly coffee masterminds.
COFFEE SHOP feature inside the APP
We listened to your requests and added a COFFEE SHOP feature to our APP. It works best on tablets and it allows baristas in coffee shops to simultaneously control 4 GINA's at once. It goes perfectly with the BARISTA 4-PACK reward level.
You can power GINA with the micro USB charger which comes included in the package. Her strong battery will keep her going for up to 80 brewing hours. Her stand by time is 30 days. Just follow the battery level in the app and immediately know when she needs recharging.
Pick a shade of GINA that suits your taste best. Polished steel and powder coating finish in white or black.
We compared GINA with a number of coffee brewing devices out there and we believe she can proudly stand next to each:
It wasn't easy coming up with a project like GINA. It is a result of our love for coffee, our passion for design and improving user experience that brought us to where we are today. We made sure that every detail of GINA is well thought through and crafted to perfection.
Wondering how GINA's software and hardware connect? Check out the video presentation below:
See the variety of rewards we offer below and let us know if you have any question or special request. We love talking to you!
It is such a pleasure working and creating with such a great team. Product design and product development: Luka Pirnat; Chief operating officer: Stella Korošec; Art director: Anja Sečnik; Hardware development: Borut Kumperščak; Copywriter: Dunja Kristan. Production manager: Domen Lavrič; Business developer: Katja Sever, Graphic designer: Petra Ogrin and more than 10 other team members who made this project possible.
We also couldn’t have done it without the support of our friends. Special thanks go to: Aleš Turšič – coffee roaster, Damjan Bizjak – coffee shop owner; Jaka Birsa – photography, Brightvisuals – video production; Multipraktik - video tutorials; Izstop – APP developers; Ljudje d.o.o. - APP user experience; Peter Sevic – Barista; STOW –Speciality coffee; Moderna caffe and STOW cafe – coffee shops; id:doma, Rex Kralj – set&props.
THANK YOU !
Anze Miklavec, Founder
Risks and challenges
After the GOAT Mug, GINA is a second Kickstarter campaign for the GOAT STORY team. We've experienced and learned a lot working on the first one and we're proud to say that all 10,617 pledges from the first campaign were successfully delivered.
Now we're coming back to our early supporters, to the Kickstarter community, because we want you guys to have the first chance at brewing your cup of perfect coffee with support of technology.
Our team now is even bigger and stronger. We have 5 working prototypes of GINA. Many hardware and electronic prototypes were built in order to come to the final PCB board. Right now it is working perfectly and we managed to optimise the firmware for fast connection and optimise the battery life to 80 working hours and 10 months in stand-by position. We even have some more place for additional improvements. The GINA app has the final design ready and the crucial screens working.
All prototypes were tested by baristas, roasters and coffee experts worldwide. Determined that we will deliver an exceptional product once again, we made sure that every detail of GINA is carefully selected and made from the best quality materials.
We're so excited for everyone to start using GINA. You will be impressed!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
GINA will work with regular V60 or Chemex filters, as well as with a KONE stainless steel cone filter. Then Aeropress filters would fit the glass module for cold drip preparation (although they are just a tiny bit bigger than ideal). BUT we'll do our best to have our own filters ready too by the time we start shipping GINA.
The battery is a li-on battery (1000mAh, 3700 mWh), which will keep your GINA going for up to 80 brewing hours. -- NOTE: Our team already managed to increase the number of working hours to 150 so we're now working on getting each GINA to this result.
Prototype GINAs have a latency of around 100ms. We estimate we can bring this down to about 25ms for production. You can see realtime data flow in our “GINA working with the APP” video https://www.youtube.com/watch…
The weight increment is 0.1g with 0.5g linearity. The app rounds it to 1g accuracy for better user experience but you will be able to choose a 0.1g accuracy as well.
Simple - just plug her in with the micro USB cable that will be included in your GINA package.
Besides being environment friendly we also want to be user friendly. The battery itself is not user replaceable, but we plan for the whole base to be user replaceable with the old base returned to us for refurbishment.
Yes, Gina can operate on USB if the battery is dead.
GINA will connect to your phone via Bluetooth. The app will work with iOS and Android operating systems.
The stand with the built-in scale is not dishwasher safe! All other parts (funnel and glass container) can be washed in a dishwasher.
We wanted to give our lovely product some personality. And because one of the best qualities of GINA is, that she’s a multitasker - we had to give her a female name.
Yes, you can also make tea! You put tea in the filter (which you’ve already rinsed) and pour hot water over it while leaving the valve closed. After 3-5 minutes you open the valve and let your hot tea drip through the filter and into your glass pitcher. Tip: If you place ice cubes inside your pitcher it's a perfect way to make some ice tea. Cheers!
Yes, we are shipping worldwide. Bringing coffee to everyone who loves it :)
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