Frequently Asked Questions
A coffee roaster I know has said that roasted beans should be allowed to air for ~2 days before grinding/making coffee to allow them to outgas. Have you considered that?
We have heard that too. Degassing is a big topic.
We have talked to a lot of coffee experts, roasters, coffee lovers and baristas throughout the last two years. Opinions differ. Of course, taste changes over time, but does it necessarily get better? We always compare our coffee to other preparation methods like standard filter coffee. We would not take all the effort without being confident to be capable of competing. In 20 months of field-testing various different home-roasting machines and coffees, both from all over the world we had over 15,000 people who (blind-)tasted our coffee on trade-fairs etc during our closed-beta phase. Their overwhelming feedback gave us the confidence to go viral.
We'll do our best to have you try our coffee. Many of the backers have already and they seem to be convinced.Last updated:
It’s the most traditional and technically easiest way to prepare coffee. We want you to enjoy your coffee in a classic way and not having to worry about your machine being fully functional any time. Filter coffee especially gives you the possibility to actually distinguish different flavors.
But don't worry you Espresso lovers out there:
Our vision is to enable everyone to use green beans in all kinds of devices and we hope to establish an open manufacturing system to maximize quality and variety as well as minimize prices for you!Last updated:
So far we did not plan to do that as we decided to focus on an all-in-one process and one button operation to stick to our freshness and easy to operate USPs, but we take every feedback into serious consideration with our tech-team as we want to make your experience as perfect as possible.
If we can implement such a feature without reducing user friendliness or hitting technical issues, we will go for it.
And now: THERE IT IS. Have a look at our stretch goal!Last updated:
Shipping to all over the world is already included in all packages!Last updated:
The machine has 6 different roasting degrees and you can of course vary the water and coffee amounts! So you can go from a lighter coffee to a nearly Espresso like - But keep in mind, we are talking filter coffee here.Last updated:
So far we’re getting coffees from farmers from Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India and Brazil, but our vision is: Everywhere. Farmers will sell their coffee on our platform directly to you. You’ll be able to choose your beans from all those farmers who will be listed on our platform until machine delivery. That’s why we are also offering a farmer package: Thanks to their and your help we are everyday moving closer to realizing our vision.Last updated:
Happy to calm you: It is like running a standard toaster and a filter coffee machine after. So no worries about high electricity bills. And we’re already doing everything to avoid any waste of energy by for example getting rid of the heating plate and using a thermal jug instead.Last updated:
To give you an idea besides the drawings: Like a fully automatic machine. We are even trying to make it smaller than that.
Max. Height: 347mm (13,6 inch), Width: 299mm (11,8 inch), Depth: 255mm (10,0 inch)Last updated:
It’s the same effort as in a normal filter coffee machine. Dirty coffee filter out, new coffee filter in. It’s that easy.
For the professionals: We are planning to make all other crucial parts accessible as well to give you the opportunity to check on the grinder and roaster once in a while. Roast-Grind-Brew screams for a modular design anyway :)Last updated:
We got rid of the smoke completely by having intensely tested different smoke filters. You'll still get the scent of freshly roasted coffee though!
We have the silver chaffs fall through a gutter during and after the roasting process. They will end up in the coffee powder AFTER the whole preparation process for you to have just one easy cleaning step to do (You can see the little black box on the side of the machine in my explanation video where the silver chaffs are collected so far for the prototype).
We did not encounter any problems regarding oil in our prototypes roasters at all, but we take all the cleaning questions very seriously and will provide a cleaning option (either a cleaning process or making the roaster easily accessible).Last updated:
No, we will make sure that all machine parts that get in direct contact with the coffee are not made out of plastic.Last updated:
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