About this project
If you brew coffee at home, you might be missing a key ingredient to getting the best taste possible...
There are a lot of ways to brew amazing coffee at home…
...but they all have the same problem in common and our product, The EvenGrind Coffee Grinder, will help solve it!
To get the best tasting coffee from your favorite brewing method, you need to start with FRESH, EVEN grounds of coffee.
Using a high end brewer with stale pre-ground coffee would be kind of like buying a brand new HD flat screen TV and only watching VHS tapes from the 80s. No matter how skilled you are, or how fancy your brewer is, you won't get the best taste possible.
Our product, the Kuissential EvenGrind is an excellent option for home grinding because it uses a patent pending system to deliver a very even grind size, something not found with current affordable grinders, while being a fraction of the price of expensive commercial grinders usually found in coffee shops.
Brew with FRESH, EVEN grounds of coffee by using a Kuissential EvenGrind Coffee Grinder at home.
Why do I need FRESH coffee grounds?
The reason you need fresh grounds is because as soon as a coffee bean is ground, it begins to lose aroma and flavor. For the best tasting coffee you should buy whole coffee beans and grind them right before brewing.
Why do I need EVEN coffee grounds?
The home grinder you choose should be as accurate as possible because each brewing method calls for a specific grind size. If your coffee grinder doesn't let you set the grind size and doesn't make even sized coffee grounds, then your coffee will not brew correctly.
If you use a French press with half coarse and half fine grind, the fine particles will over extract and give you a bitter tasting cup.
If you pull an espresso shot with half coarse and half fine grind, the coarse particles will under extract and give you a weak tasting espresso.
Coffee Grinder options currently on the market leave much to be desired...
- Electric Conical Burr Grinders: Allows you to choose the grind size and very consistent. Great quality, usually found in coffee shops, but cost over $100.
- Electric Blade Grinders: Very cheap price, but extremely inconsistent grind size because the blades just chop up the coffee bean. You can't choose what size you would like. Not a good option.
- Manual Conical Burr Grinders: Allows you to choose the right grind size, affordable and more accurate than a blade grinder but has one large design flaw…which this Kickstarter Project is going to fix!
The Flaw with Current Manual Grinder Designs:
For home use, many people prefer to use a manual burr grinder because they are simple, allow you to choose your grind size, and are affordable. The common design for a manual burr grinder, which is sold by a few brands including ourselves and Hario, produces a better quality grind than a blade grinder but has one large flaw...
...because the burr is not stabilized, it can rock back and forth, creating an inconsistent grind size that doesn't brew evenly.
The EvenGrind is a new manual burr grinder design that yields a much more consistent grind size at a fraction of the price of electric conical burr grinders.
Whereas the old design for a manual grinder had an unstable, free floating burr, our Kuissential EvenGrind includes a removable stabilizing cage that keeps the burr steady while still being easy to clean and also an upper and lower bearing for extra support and smoother handle turning. When combined you can see that our burr is totally stable at the grind size you set.
Lab Testing Shows the EvenGrind Works!
We have the design ready and made several production prototypes. Grind samples were sent to a lab that specializes in particle size analysis to run a test that compares our EvenGrind to one of the most popular manual grinders, The Hario Skerton.
The graph above shows the results of multiple samples of the EvenGrind and Hario Skerton at a coarse grind setting. As you can see, (A) The EvenGrind has a thinner line than the Hario Skerton. This shows that the Hario Skerton has more variability in its grounds and confirms that The EvenGrind produces more consistent results. (B) You can also see The EvenGrind is to the right of the Skerton in the smaller particle size section. This means The EvenGrind produced much fewer fine particles than the Hario Skerton which is a very positive result.
Now that we are confident our design is an improvement over what is currently available, we have decided to start the first round of production. We are trying to raise our goal of $30,000 to help pay for the mold setup, patent fees, and initial minimum production size. Being a small business, we need all the help we can get and we thank you.
The manufacturer we have chosen to help us with this project has worked closely with us for the past few years on several different coffee related products, including our original grinder. We are extremely confident they will get the job done and we won’t experience any delays. We will also be inspecting the production during many steps to make sure that everything is coming out right and the burrs are perfectly aligned.
If you want to improve your home brewing by starting with FRESH, EVEN grounds of coffee, please support our EvenGrind Coffee Grinder Project. Thank you!
Risks and challenges
The biggest challenge related to this project will be making sure the burrs come out perfectly aligned. We are working with our manufacturer to get the bearings and stabilizing cage lined up perfectly on the mold. All the other parts, such as the burrs themselves, will be made accurately as well. Inspections will be done at several points during production so there will be no surprises at the end.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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