Pakt Coffee Kit - The Complete Brewing System for Travel
Most other kits have a high probability of breaking due to the fragility of the components. The Pakt Coffee Kit was designed from the ground up to hold up.
Like nesting Russian dolls, each component of our kit fits inside the next larger one. The nesting design means your kit travels securely and silently -- no rattling or broken parts in transit.
There are many coffee-making kits designed for adventure travel, but the gas canisters typically used for making coffee while camping can’t fly at all. We designed the Pakt Coffee Kit to be airline friendly so it can easily go wherever you go. Check it or carry it on -- the choice is yours.
The handheld, compact design of our electric kettle gives you even more control than the standard gooseneck kettles typically used to make pour over coffee. And it takes up a fraction of the space.
Every coffee you make in your room means one less disposable cup for the landfill. The Kit’s coffee container holds enough coffee to brew about five cups -- that adds up to a lot of disposable cups saved!
Production of the Pakt Coffee Kit has been underway for well over a year now.
A lot of crowdfunding projects launch when the product is little more than a pretty prototype. Our product is already well beyond that stage, and is currently in the manufacturing and development process. We decided that the advance investment and risk was worth it in order to remove many of the unknowns and potential pitfalls that other crowdfunding campaigns encounter when it comes time to produce and deliver products. Our approach enables us to have a much shorter -- and more accurate -- timeline from the launch of this campaign to the time kits are delivered to backers.
Here’s a note and a few photos from our most recent factory visit:
"I spent a week with our team in China reviewing and refining off-tool samples with the many factories helping to bring the coffee kit to life. Being on the ground helped us rapidly refine our kit, ensuring every detail is perfect. Working directly with the factories and people that will be manufacturing the coffee kit cut down on the typical elongated back-and-forth between time zones so that we can keep our manufacturing process on schedule.”
We’ve already produced multiple working samples of The Kit, and our latest round is currently undergoing testing at Intertek to be certified with the ETL Mark as proof of product compliance to North American safety standards. We plan to initiate mass production in August once we have an accurate sense of demand.
We guarantee each and every Pakt Coffee Kit to be free of manufacturing defects, and we will repair or replace any Pakt Coffee Kit that is deemed defective within the first 12 months of use (after delivery).
Hi! We’re Pakt. We were founded in 2018 to make refined, responsibly-sourced travel goods designed to #keeptravelsimple. As design freaks who are also environmentally-conscious, we take incredible care to only create products that we believe are useful, beautiful, and necessary. Our first product, a cult favorite travel bag called The Pakt One, raised more than $2 million via crowdfunding and is now available on our website. The Pakt Coffee Kit is our second product, and we’ll be releasing our third, a travel backpack, this fall.
All Pakt product packaging is 100% plastic-free and designed by our sister company, SeaHive, where we fight the huge environmental issue caused by plastic product packaging, and other ocean conservation efforts.
We believe that the only truly “sustainable” product development is none at all. But since that option isn’t compatible with the lives we lead and the world we live in, we’re going with the next best thing: producing products as responsibly as possible, building them to last, and designing them to be versatile so that the buyer can minimize the number of products they need.
We designed the Pakt Coffee Kit to have a 10-20 year lifespan or longer, kind of like the toaster your grandparents received as a wedding gift and are still using. One of the key ways we’ve ensured a long lifespan for The Kit is by making it serviceable -- so if something goes wrong, we can fix it or replace any broken parts so you don’t have to throw it out.
We’ve only used premium, durable materials throughout production to ensure your coffee’s flavor isn’t affected by any cheap materials and that your kit lasts a very long time. The kettle, mug, and grounds container are made largely of high grade stainless steel and silicone, and we’ve made minimal use of plastic except for a few lids and things that never touch your beverage
We are working with a U.S.-owned and operated manufacturing partner that has strong standards for ethical practices for the factories that produce its goods. With operations in both the U.S. and Asia, our partner has a wealth of experience supporting startups and other crowdfunding companies with similar commitments to responsible production.
Because the Pakt Coffee Kit is a very compact product, we’ve kept the packaging accordingly minimal. This gives us the ability to fit more kits into fewer shipping containers to keep our carbon footprint as low as possible when transporting and storing kits.
Platform88 has been the best manufacturing partner a fast-moving company like ours could ask for. They have extensive experience working with startups and crowdfunding campaigns to engineer, manufacture, and scale innovative consumer products.
Our founder, Malcolm, and Impel’s founder, Matt, originally met through motorcycling but immediately knew they needed to work together. Six years later, Impel has become our rockstar industrial design partners. It helps that their team’s collective level of coffee geekery is unrivaled!
This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 800+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $350MM raised between them.
Risks and challenges
This is not our first crowdfunding campaign. The Pakt team has put together a strong supply chain, from materials suppliers to manufacturers to shipping and fulfillment partners.
As noted above, we’ve been working on creating this product for more than a year, and have already completed the design and development and have moved on to tooling, the process of creating all the molds, fixtures, and processes needed for mass production.
Once our campaign is completed and funded, we are ready to go straight into purchasing all the materials from our suppliers and into production with our manufacturer. We will keep our backers updated throughout the process of the campaign and production to ensure that we deliver the Pakt Coffee Kit on schedule.
As with any manufactured good, delays can happen -- a typhoon can hit, or a pallet can get stuck in a shipyard. We’ve padded our schedule to accommodate some changes, but will let our backers know immediately if we foresee any updates to the timeline for delivery.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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