$9,212
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
40
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 28 2018 2:06 PM UTC +00:00.

Wisekettle, IncBy Wisekettle, Inc
First created
Wisekettle, IncBy Wisekettle, Inc
First created
$9,212
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
40
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, December 28 2018 2:06 PM UTC +00:00.

About

What is SmartCup?

SmartCup is an innovative device that makes coffee, tea and baby formula preparation a more convenient, time saving and healthy process. This gadget can boil and cool liquids; maintain a required temperature; as well as brew coffee, tea and other beverages in a standalone mode. SmartCup offers all these features without any loss in taste or the health-giving benefits of a beverage.

We often forget that certain hot drinks should be brewed according to a special temperature regime to get optimum taste and benefit from all microelements.

The same applies to baby formula preparation, since the water needs to be cooled down to a particular temperature before the preparation process.

We always want to give the best to our little ones and therefore we are ready to invest our time to keep them happy and healthy. Unfortunately, we do not always have the ideal conditions.

Being pressed for time means that we don’t always follow specific temperature instructions for all the different kinds of hot beverages we prepare.

SmartCup implements unique approach towards coffee brewing by the mean of sparging technology. This innovation differs from all known coffee brewing methods. With its help coffee strength can be controlled more accurate. The technology allows to decrease the time of brewing, without negative impact on coffee's taste. 

Enter SmartCup, your magic drink preparation helper. Forget about cold coffee because with SmartCup you will enjoy every sip of a perfectly heated drink. Device solves the temperature problem once and for all. 

What makes SmartCup special?

Easy to use innovation: Using SmartCup means you will always taste the optimum flavor of your drink with a minimum amount of fuss. Fill the capsule with some coffee or tea, pour some water in the SmartCup device, chose the option in the app for the drink you want to prepare and get ready to taste perfection.

Baby Carer's Helper: SmartCup is an indispensable helper when it comes to preparing baby formula. Our device will boil the water and cool it to the right temperature in the shortest amount of time. SmartCup boosts all the powerful nutrients contained in any dry formula: maintaining the nutritional qualities of the active probiotics that are necessary for your baby. This makes SmartCup not only a convenient gadget, but also a great nutritional value maximizer.

Temperature preserver: Heat-conserving device. There is no need for endless kettle boiling. SmartCup keeps any beverage at a constant temperature, according to your chosen settings.

Pure taste: SmartCup not only saves time but also helps to reveal the full range of flavors in the drinks due to precise brewing. Even real connoisseurs will appreciate the taste of delicious coffee and tea.

Autonomy: Autonomous brew-up process. After putting the capsule in and choosing a template for the type of drink you want to make, SmartCup will activate the infusion process automatically after reaching the required temperature.

Capsule sets: SmartCup comes with a set of different-sized removable capsules. Just fill one of the capsules with ground coffee or tea leaves according to the amount you want to brew.

How it works?

  • App controlled

The device’s base doesn’t have any buttons; control of the SmartCup is implemented via a specially developed app. SmartCup has a built-in Bluetooth module installed. This means the Cup is controlled via the SmartCup app on user’s mobile phone. The application provides SmartCup users with a range of temperature and brewing templates for coffee and almost any type of tea.

  • Getting ready

Just put ground coffee, tea leaves or a teabag into the capsule, place it in the cup pour the water and choose the template in the app for the drink you want. SmartCup will autonomously run water heating, activate brewing and maintain the beverage’s temperature at the set temperature so that you can enjoy it anytime you wish.

  • Heating

Due to the induction heating and the materials used for the cup's bottom; SmartCup is burn free and safe to use.

  • Brewing

Brewing process is absolutely autonomous and doesn’t require your participation at all.

  • Sparging

 The most of drink preparing processes are realized by means of an advanced compressor in the “cooling unit”. Innovative sparging technology provides the best taste of the drink. 

  • Cooling

As it was proven by the World Health Association, drinks and meals that are too hot can bring a lot of harm to our digestion system. Due to the compressor cooling system, SmartCup provides you with the option to control the temperature of what you drink as precise as possible.

  • Convenience and Joy

The SmartCup team has paid special attention to the materials from which the device is made. Thanks to the high quality harm-free food plastic used, SmartCup reveals the full taste of the drink every time. The Cup's handle posses the indicator LED lights to show the drinks' warmth. SmartCup is designed to simplify the way we make coffee, tea,  baby formula and other hot beverages.  

Philosophy

Following the steps of an old French Art De Vivre (The Art of Living) tradition, we are striving for convenience, simplicity and a note of class in our approach. Being parents we want to simplify the home routine. Being coffee lovers we want to increase the joy from the favorite beverage. Being tea drinkers we want to feel the whole range of flavors through the correct preparation. 

Hoping that you share the same values, we really need your support to spread this simplicity to the world!

App

The SmartCup app is packed with variety of useful functions and templates. For example, the app has presets for the automatic preparation of coffee, multiple templates for different kinds of tea and a special feature for baby formula preparation. 

With you, our customer in mind, we believe that apart from providing the world with an innovative drink preparation device, we should also ensure the quality of the drinks to be made in the SmartCup.

Thanks to a user-friendly intuitive app design everything is at your fingertips – including great tasting teas and coffees.

Tech Specs

SmartCup Development and our Team

The idea for SmartCup grew from our own parenting concerns. Parenthood is a very busy time, especially when children are young. When we were preparing infant formula we always had the same problem: how could we boil and cool water in a convenient, time-efficient way?

“Preparing baby formula while our daughter is crying is a big struggle because you need more than two hands to make the formula and calm the baby down at the same time. It all began from a simple thought: there has to be a way to make this process. That’s when me my wife, Lile, came up with the idea of SmartCup device. On our way of realization, we had some good friends who brought additional expertise to the project; that’s how the SmartCup Team was formed” – the CEO of SmartCup, Giorgi Chiteishvili.

Please welcome the core team of SmartCup project:

On the way of Research & Development of the device we have came to a core technology that allowed us to widen the functional. That way we came to the autonomous preparation of coffee and tea.

Once we had turned the SmartCup idea into concept, we presented it at a Startup Challenge organized by the Georgian Innovation and Technology Agency. We were ranked among the top projects, were of interest to Silicon Valley experts, and received financing to develop the concept.

Two years ago SmartCup was just an idea; now it's a product that has undergone technological and design changes during its development path. Finally, we are ready to present our working prototype to the world. One of the most outstanding and convenient features of SmartCup is an automated tea and coffee brewing process. The only thing you need to do is to fill the capsule, fix it in the cup and pour in some water. SmartCup will autonomously perform all the phases of the brewing process.

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Why we need your help?

Parents, office workers, students, coffee heads and tea lovers – we need you!

We have accomplished a lot already, but there’s even more work to come.  From our point of view, time is the most valuable and important human resource in life. Our enormous desire to be really helpful and to really make change in our daily life has lead us to what we have right now. We want to improve SmartCup to the maximum, that’s why we really need you! 

The money we will raise through Kickstarter will be used to:

*Manufacture pledged amount of devices and its components;

*Continue R&D to modify the device and make it more functional;

*Finalaze user app developement;

*Launch mass production;

*Retail through Amazon.

Let's make it possible together!

Our mission

Our ambition is to create a device that will simplify life. We created SmartCup to make your daily hot beverage drinking the most pleasant part of the day and to help you to focus only on the drink’s taste. 

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Risks and challenges

There are always risks and challenges when it comes to hardware and technology development.
In order to make your user experience the most pleasant, we have developed several iterations of the product, making changes to the material and electronic board.
As the device interacts with different liquids, the mass production phase will require product certification, which can take a while.
We are hoping to minimize unforeseen delays during commercial operations, as we look for a reliable manufacturing partner and material supplier.
We are committed to fulfilling our promises and bringing SmartCup to our supporters according to the timeline indicated.If there should be any uncontrollable factors contributing to delays, we will make sure to keep our backers up to date, and backers can also reach out to us anytime at info@smartcup.life. Rest assured that we will do our best to make your experience with us the most pleasant one.

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