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Just to say how much I like the new shape.
Is the problem of leaving it to pour by itself one of balance ? If so you could make an add on in the form of a flat disc of suitable thickness (a nice wood perhaps) that would rest on the mug, jug etc. with a hole in the centre that the pouring part could fit through and with a notch cut out for the lever rather than having to hold it for a possible 30 seconds (if memory serves me well ?!). You could hold the ring and twist the body or twist the ring itself to push the lever and so open the nozzle.
Alternatively instead of one lever you could have four, possibly shorter, in the shape of a cross that would allow it to sit evenly balanced. Just thoughts but whatever, I hope you find a solution.
Well done anyway and best wishes
@Hudson: Not with the current design. We are, amongst other things, taking this function into consideration. Thanks, Ari H.
I just had a thought - is it possible to flip the steepshot upside as it releases and leave it on a decanter or jug? Or do you need to hold it for the entire pressure release period?
@Pavel: in your case (international shipping for more than one unit), please choose 2 x pickup; we will then «transform» these two pickup-SKU’s into 2 bags of beans which you will receive in addition to your order. You are welcome to order up to 10 bags of extra beans via BackerKit.
I can not guarantee there will be a selection of beans, but I will look into the option of having a small selection of different coffees available. Thanks, Ari H.
Hello Ari, may you please clarify what will be the correct way when choosing the personal pickup in Oslo? - my udnerstanding that I can have the shipping price turned into 2 packs of TW coffee, should I add those other packs now in the pledge manager or may we just pick which ones and how many once we are there? The price offered is very nice so we may take maybe all 10 once we see what to choose from. Thank you for response.
I guess it might get super simple regarding coffee selection if we could really come and pick up personally right? :)
Thank you Ari. Regarding selection of coffee, sure I did not mean selecting it now, but when before it will be packed (so a possible choices might be known) or maybe some rougher "selections" like x espresso and y filter ? Just an idea ... dont mean to complicate it for you or Tim, its just that we dont get Tims coffee here often, so its a nice opportunity to order more packs, but it would be great to have at least some controll over the selection.
@Pavel: It is not possible to choose coffee due to seasonal variations, limit is 10.
I'll be there but I can not guarantee if Tim will be there, but we'll try to have him there also.
@Richard: Replacing filters is not possible. The metal plate filter comes as a locked standard.
@Jan: All backers with a remaining balance will get refunded within two weeks after the survey deadline (May 31. 2018)
What is happening with my remaining credit after I have chosen my add-one? Will you pay this back?
Richard I am taking all 3 filters, and I would say keep the standart filter as that will produce slightly different brew, so you would have more ways how to play and tune your brew. Its not as easy as saying the mesh filter is better :) (Though I really love mesh filters for aeropress and expect to enjoy using them with steepshot too). Just my 2c anyway ... :D
If I wanted to replace the standard metal filter with the better mesh filter the difference in [price should be 20 NOK, but I can't see that as an option, just adding a filter which isn't practical. How do I make the change?
Oh ... and one more question - if I consider personal pickup in Oslo, will we be able to meet with you and Tim? Its quite a long way to travel, but I really like to meet the people behind the project when possible :)
Hello Ari ... may I ask if we will be able to choose what TW coffee we would like to be added? And also I would like to know if there is some upper limit to those packages of TW coffee? I think I would be adding 6 - 10 if possible. Thank you.
Hi I just pledged but forgot to do the add-on. Now I can’t seem to find where to do it. Though I believe it’s the last minutes of the allotted time so maybe that’s affecting it. Glad I made it,
Hey crowdfunders :) anyone else to raise the pledge to two units? It would be so nice if we get to 450 000 for the last stretch goal, but I allready have two units and both of the additional filters :D Contemplating about the workshop with Tim, but its really far from us ... soo ... yeah :D
@Colin: It is dishwasher safe. Thanks.
I’ve watched the washing video. However, can this go in a dishwasher or is that not recommended?
@Lars: For Norwegian backers, we ship from Norway, so no need to worry about extra duties/taxes.
For backers outside of Norway, we ship from Germany, so import taxes may apply depending on where you are.
Will the product be sent from Norway or abroad? (Will Norwegian have to pay mva/tax?)
@Maciej: If you mean a lid with a spout to drink from; no, not at this stage. But it will be taken into consideration. Thanks.
Any plans for the lid so we could use SteepShot as a regular thermo cup?
Thanks Pavel and Ari.
So I'll wait for the survey to add the TW filter later.
Thanks a lot!
Thank you Ari, another very enjoyable update :)
@Lois: That’s an excellent question, and I’m sorry I’m unable to give as detailed an answer to this. September is fast approaching, and of course anything can happen, but I’m confident that we will make the deadline. We have multiple production alternatives and there will definitely be back-ups on this front. I’ll refer to the “Risks and Challenges” section on the page and say that I will do everything in my power to ensure SteepShot is delivered on time.
Ah ... thank you Ari ... I will add all of them at once then. Your paper filter will be different from aeropress ones? If not I will add only your mesh and TW (unless your mesh is same material as KohiLabs, then I would add only TW :D )
Hi, we will be adding our Mesh-, Standard-, paper- and TW-filter very soon to the add-ons. Our Mesh-filter (60 microns to balance flow/sediments) will be NOK 180. Thanks, Ari H.
Thank you for the previous answer about amount of coffee result.
Since there's two more weeks left until the campaign is over.
Has there been any strategies and back-up plans for problem in manufactures?
Manufacturing projects are usually late for close to half year, or more.
Commonly, from difficulties of sealing a deal with the factory, need to revise the final prototype for mass production, partners that can't fulfil their deadline, components that are not up to specification and have to be redesigned, until problem with shipment company.
So has the proposed timeline put this "Kickstarter tradition" extra time into consideration or it's still the most based on most optimistic assumption ? :)
It's like a norm already so many experienced backers wouldn't expect makers to be able to deliver on time. But those who do deliver on time and up to the original quality would get more respect :)
@MdGP - found it in comments ... add NOK 185
@MgDP - you just need to raise your pledge by amount mentioned somewhere ... i would bet it should be in some update.
Hi Ari. Thanks for the reply. The promise of having less particles sounds really attractive! How can I add the other filter to my pledge?
@Martin: You have done it absolutely correctly. Thank you so much for your support! Ari H.
Congratulations on reaching the target!
I got one of the Super Early Bird rewards, but would like to add another SteepShot. Update #1 says:
> How do I add an extra SteepShot to my current pledge?
> If you add 650,- NOK to your pledge you are guaranteed an extra SteepShot for your grandma, uncle, boss, the easter bunny or whoever else you want to send some coffee love to.
I've added 650 NOK to my original pledge (so I have now pledged 400 for the Super Early Bird SteepShot + 150 for shipping + 650 for the second SteepShot = a total of 1200 NOK), but I have not changed my requested reward.
Is what I have done enough to get me two of the things, or do I need to do anything else to my pledge? :)
Thanks Pavel, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Coffee Nerd-Out series! I’ll be sure to let you know when the plans for larger vessels are in motion. Ari H.
@Ari ... wow, great update, exactly the kind of depth and information density I really enjoy, love it an cant wait for more.
Regarding stretch goals, large vessel sounds great to me, I usually brew between 240-500ml (for 2-3 persons) so, it would fit me well. Desktop mounted version sound really interesting too ... I really like the combination of simplicity and depth SteepShot presents.
@Creator Thanks for your detailed answer.
@Leon: Sorry about delay,
with the standard cup size (bigger cup size will be available if our stretch goal is met), using recommended max level of water 200 gram (2 dl); the finished brew will be approx 180 grams (1.8 dl.).
Oomph seems like an interesting concept, and I’m always excited to see more coffee ideas out there. I have not tried the Oomph, but after seeing some videos on YouTube, my initial thoughts are that SteepShot is a simpler design. SteepShot only has two main parts and one purpose: using its own accumulated pressure to separate the grounds from the coffee fast. No manual pressure is needed and no extra parts.
SteepShot is more about simplicity and playing with extraction-time vs. grind-size and different filters. SteepShot prioritizes flavor and the simplicity of adjusting your brew to your individual taste. I also think that SteepShot is the fastest brewer on the market, where brewing time can be as little as 30 seconds, and when cleaning is 20, the whole operation will be in under one minute.
@Andriy: Any grind size will do. The coarser the grounds, the longer the steep time.
To quote Odd-Steinar Tøllefsen “Due to the combination of short extraction time, fine grinding and metal filter, you will have a full bodied coffee with heavy flavors and complexity. Very difficult to compare it with other brewing methods, but somewhere in between French press, Bialetti and Aeropress… Very enjoyable and interesting!”
Sorry, we are not incorporating any extra weight measurement-device.
@MdGP: The mesh-filter is more dense, letting through less particles. Because of this, its flow-rate is a little slower when used on finer grinds.
@Pavel: Thanks a lot! As mentioned in our campaign, we want to develop a dispenser for portioning the coffee, fitting inside the brewer. I also want to make bigger containers, allowing for batch-brewing. My first ever prototype was a 1.2 litre thermos which produced 6 dl. Coffee. Another goal is to make a mounted “desktop-version” of SteepShot with a valve, an easy filter/bin-release at the bottom and a lid on top.
@Mikel: Thank you so much! I will send a note to Tim, asking if he can bring a SteepShot to the KaffeFest.
Congrats on achieving the funding for your project.
Looking forward to check out this brewer.
I am a roaster and will be attending at the Nordic Approach KaffeFest next week, looking forward to try the Steep Shot there.
@Ari - congratulations to achieving your goal! Have you thought of some stretch goals ;)
@Leon ... my guess is the main difference is that steepshot builds up pressure inside, and thus brews faster. And also uses the same pressure to get the coffee through the filter at the end. Oomph is one of those “lets make frenchpress better” devices.
@Leon .. little bit of patience, if you look through the comments Ari regurarly responds, so ... :)
@Creator you can send out a update but you can't answer our questions? Uh huh very good..........
What should we expect to be the difference between the two available metal filters?
What grind size is recommended for SteepShot? How would you compare the resulting coffee with V60 or Aeropress? Do you plan to include any type of bean weight measurement to reduce dependency from scale?
How much coffee will the SteepShot disperse in total? What's the difference between your product and say an Oomph coffee maker?
Hi Daniel, glad you asked! Yes, there will be marking of max. water level inside the brewer. Thanks, Ari H.
Will there be a max-water line etched on the inside of the brewer to make it easier when brewing?
@Lois: I have investigated and did some measurements: I brew with my favorite recipe: 14 grams of coffee and 200 grams of boiling water brewing for 30 seconds, before I shot it out. Actually, I poured little bit more water in; 203 grams to be exact.
The finished brew weighed 182 grams.
Conclusion: 203 - 182 = 21 grams of water that was left inside the brewer. This water was all soaked up by the grounds. The grounds was fairly dry; no floating liquid could be seen. Thanks, Ari H.
@Melissa M: If backers add NOK 185 to any pledge, we will enclose the extra TW-metal-filter. Thank you for your support! Ari H.
There is only one pledge that contains the Tim filter and it's already spoken for. Can I add more money to my pledge to get the Tim filter as well? If so, how much should I add. I would like one but the pledge is no longer available.
Steepshot: Clarifying the question :)
I mean, how much water would be left inside the Steepshot at the end of the process ?
Since these water are in contact with the coffee during the steeping, they would also contain taste elements from the coffee bean right? But they won’t get poured into the cup.
@Pavel: thanks for the feedback! So glad you like the format and found it interesting! When it comes to the workshop, we haven’t decided exactly what the format will be, nor what the final themes will be. We are going to plan this with Tim based on input from the backers. All we know is that Tim will be hosting it at his new roastery / office in Oslo. We will get back with more information about this asap though!
@Rodrigo: The flavour and body will depend on what filter you use, as well as the beans of course. When using a metal filter, the mouthfeel will be similar to a french press, only with a bit less sediment. If you use a paper filter, the result will be more similar to Aeropress or a filter coffee. This is something we are very interested in, so keep an eye out for a “Coffee Nerd Out” all about flavour, body and mouthfeel!
@Lois: thank you for asking!. Following the guidelines regarding water temperature and amount of liquid, 2dl at 90 degrees Celsius or more, there will be more than enough pressure to force the liquid out through the filter.