The most popular vote from our stretch goal survey here - a LUME travel carry pouch. It's made of durable linen and leather, large enough to pack the LUME grinder + LUME French Press Mug and more. Every grinder order will get one of these if we reach the goal. (Not final design shown)
Help us reach 500 followers on either our Instagram, Twitter or Facebook page. Everyone gets a free download of a beautifully designed coffee brewing guide. Easy for you to print in any size for hanging on your wall or simply fitting in your pocket.
LUME is a portable burr grinder that delivers coffee shop quality grounds wherever you happen to take it. At full charge, LUME will grind enough for up to 50 cups.
At 22 ounces, LUME is the lightest auto-grinder on the market. It’s only about the size of a bottle of water, which means you can take it anywhere easily, whether on business trips, camping trips, or even backpacking out in the wilderness.
At 150 lumens, LUME provides plenty of light to read by or light your way to the campfire or get up in the middle of the night to...you get the idea. It provides about 20 hours of illumination on a single charge.
But how did we get here?
While whole beans can be stored for a much longer period of time - oxidation, moisture and CO2 Depletion are only few of the many reasons why fresh grounds go stale in a very short amount of time. So keep it fresh as much as possible to have that original, rewarding flavor.
Then, you'll need beans that are ground into particles of consistent size. Now the word “consistent” is key here. Why?
When you roast potatoes, you want to cut each chunk the same size to make sure they’re cooked evenly. None overcooked, none undercooked.
For example, if you like the french press brewing method, we recommend against super fine grounds. While coarse particles get good extraction, fine particles will be over-extracted. That means a bitter tasting cup of coffee.
Most of today’s hand grinders generally have one major flaw - the burr isn’t stabilized. It rocks back and forth, creating some particles larger than the rest.
LUME grinder, on the other hand, uses a patent-pending design, that applies a stabilized conical ceramic burr to keep everything precise and even.
You’ll get the same quality grounds you get from your favorite coffee shop.
The grounds that LUME produces can be adjusted for size, but they always deliver your favorite beans the way you want them — full of rewarding flavor.
And that's LUME.
Just for the backer community, LUME comes in three colors that will never be produced again. An unique KS serial number as well as a name nominated by you will be printed on each. Get them while you can.
Here is a breakdown of what you'll get from your pledge. We've kept it simple.
We started this journey more than 18 months ago and the first working prototype was successfully produced about 7 months ago. There are heaps of sweat, labor and most importantly, heart going into the LUME project. After rounds and rounds of testing and improvement LUME is finally ready for Kickstarter!
LUME was created by a team of award-winning designers, engineers, operators and other professionals.
We’ve spent a lot of time planning this launch. Our schedule is set and our manufacturer is lined up and ready to go. All we need is your support to initiate the first run.
Yes, 100% Satisfaction, we know you hear it a lot. But we are dead serious when we say it. This is only our first Kickstarter campaign and we hope there are many more to come.
That's why we will find solutions if you are not happy with the product in any ways. NO MATTER THE TIME AND NO MATTER THE COST.
Thanks for reading this, and please don’t forget to share it with your coffee-obsessed friends.
Risks and challenges
What you see here is a fully functional pre-production model. It is very close to the final product except for a few small cosmetic tweaks.
Thanks to our own initial investment, we’re looking for your support only on the first production run.
Having a prototype minimizes the risks our backers take. That, plus the efforts of our team of professionals help to ensure a successful product and a streamlined process to make it.
That said, stuff happens. If it does, we’ll be upfront and transparent about it so you always know when your LUME is coming.
Again, thanks for backing us — we’re thrilled to have you on this journey.
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