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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 16 2012
$213
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
6
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Mar 16 2012

About

Our Mission

RoboRoast's mission is to get you to have the best coffee experience of your life. 

The Problem

The coffee you are drinking right now sucks. It sucks for two main reasons:

  • Roasted coffee beans are partially stale after 2 weeks
  • Ground coffee looses most of its flavor within 20 minutes 

Our Story

RoboRoast began its journey as a project during the Maker StartupWeekend at the TechShop on March 2nd 2012. Our team (Chris McCannLuke IsemanMichael NugentNick Kwan, and Steven Kinnear) came together through our passion and love for great coffee to fix the above problems.

RoboRoast is a home coffee roasting machine that is designed to be completely automated from beans to coffee, use raw coffee beans to guarantee freshness, and as simple as the push of a button.

(As an aside raw coffee beans only cost $2-$5 a pound. Better coffee + saving money = #winning)

Our first prototype was fabricated at the TechShop using a popcorn popper, arduino, servo motors, and other various component parts. We're now working on our second prototype based on what we learned so far & making it customer ready (aka no pointy edges :) )

What's In It For Me?

Great question. Take a look at the right to see all the awesome things we're offering. 

Being part of the maker community lets us print sweet things like shirts, mugs, and burlap bags. + For everyone who gives enough to get a Roboroast you are going to throughly enjoy the taste of a real good cup of coffee. 

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

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    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Support coffee enthusiasts from around the world and get a thank you email from our team.

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    Get 1 pound of fresh raw coffee beans delivered to your door.

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    All of the above + get 1 RoboRoast shirt of your preferred size delivered to you.

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    All of the above + 1 coffee cup with the RoboRoast logo etched on it and delivered to you.

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    All of the above + Get 1 RoboRoast Machine delivered to you first before anyone else.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    A RoboRoast, in all its robotic-roasting glory

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    A custom RoboRoast machine delivered to you with your name engraved on it.

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    A custom-engraved RoboRoast machine + your name and picture on our site.

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    A custom-engraved RoboRoast + we will fly to your house and make you a fresh-roasted cup of coffee in the style of your choice (seriously).

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Funding period

- (30 days)