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A home espresso machine that provides commercial quality temperature and pressure consistency at an affordable price. Read more

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A home espresso machine that provides commercial quality temperature and pressure consistency at an affordable price.

Call for Beta Testers

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Hi Backers,

We got tons of comments and emails after the last update, almost universally agreeing that we should use a beta group for the first run of 50, so we’re moving forward with that plan!

We’ve already had a bunch of volunteers on the technical side, but something a lot of you have emphasized is the importance of including testers who have a varied background with espresso and varying familiarity with the technology.

So, we’re issuing a formal call for anyone who wants to beta test. Essentially the only requirements:

  • You are a Kickstarter backer (no one from outside the original Kickstarter group yet, sorry!)
  • You have the time and interest to use the machine every day (hopefully many times a day) once you get it, give us feedback in the form of emails and possibly phone calls, and potentially work through some over-the-phone troubleshooting with us. 

You don’t need to have any special skills, and we’ll try to give preference to people earlier in the backer queue. To reiterate, after these first 50 units, we’ll resume fulfilling rewards in the order that they were pledged for.

Beta units are most useful to everyone if they go to people who have enough time to write us back, so we just ask that you use your judgment regarding how much time/interest you have in doing that. Also, though we expect to be shipping fully functional machines, these first machines will potentially require a bit more troubleshooting than later machines, so keep that in mind.

We don’t expect to go beyond the first 200 or so backers in looking for willing beta testers, but if you’re in that group and have particular interest in helping us with this, and the time to spare, email info@zpmespresso.com. If you’ve already emailed, no need to email again.

We're heartily looking forward to shipping the first of these babies out! Let us know if you have any questions or concerns, and thanks again!

Your Team

Comments

    1. Creator Gleb Polyakov and Igor Zamlinsky on November 23, 2013

      @Everybody Update coming tomorrow! Thanks for your patience!

    2. Creator David on November 21, 2013

      Would love to hear about what has been going on especially before everyone becomes busy with the holidays!

    3. Creator Jesse Hawkins on November 21, 2013

      Is there any chance that I'll see my machine this year?

    4. Creator Roadrunner on November 18, 2013

      Can you let us know how many beta testers, if any, have received an espresso machine? Thanks.

    5. Creator Rdg on November 14, 2013

      Gleb or anyone else. Is that the final choice for a steam wand. At this point it must be but the shape of it doesn't sit well with me. It Feels visually off. We should've voted on stuff like that.

    6. Creator minikar2n on November 11, 2013

      Hope the beta testing units have shipped. Hope an update is coming soon. I understand that you are not releasing a new version of the teaspoon. However, I am quite concerned that my stovetop Italian maker will be in use over the Xmas/New Years season....sniff....sniff.... Good luck in the beta testing!

    7. Creator Brandon Boswell on November 10, 2013

      how long is the beta test running for? I was hoping to receive my machine before the end of November. Thanks

    8. Creator Gleb Polyakov and Igor Zamlinsky on October 30, 2013

      Thanks for the great response everyone! We're currently working up the list and we'll be contacting everyone who volunteered shortly.
      @Eric You should have gotten an email a few months ago with login info to our webapp. It'll be from info@zpmespresso.com and titled "Your ZPM Account is Ready!" and that's where you'll go to review/change your address. Shoot us an email at info@zpmespresso.com if you need us to resend.

    9. Creator Eric Stewart on October 30, 2013

      On a slightly different note, how do I provide my new shipping address.

    10. Creator Guy Welch on October 21, 2013

      I'm in! Email sent.

    11. Creator Matthew Naftzger on October 21, 2013

      Yahoo! I *don't* have the time to give you what's needed, but I'm definitely excited.

    12. Creator Jeffrey on October 21, 2013

      Not sure If I'm in the first 200, but I'm willing to use mine everyday and provide a lot of feedback, if so.