Kickstarter, if you weren’t aware, is the “world’s largest funding platform for creative projects”. Thousands of ideas are made into reality by revenues generated by exposure on the Kickstarter website. It’s a great way of testing the water to see if an idea has some kind of commercial or creative buy-in from the wider public, or a desired audience.
There are a number of interesting coffee projects on Kickstarter. Many are coffee shops, usually with a twist, looking for some extra funding to make their business better or offer more services, or just give something different to customers.
We’ve curated 5 coffee Kickstarter Projects that aren’t strictly coffee-shop related that we find particularly interesting…
Proper Coffee Cold Drip is a 32.5 inch cold-drip coffee maker that uses a litre of water over twelve hours to make “sweet, flavorful coffee with a nice caffeine kick”. The cold coffee won’t have any of the acidity associated with a warm brew and is certainly worth a look for purists:
The ‘BuzzRoaster’ allows you to roast coffee at home at a more affordable price than some current roasters are available at. You can roast a good amount of coffee without needing to dedicate a whole room to the roaster. The beauty of home roasting is that you can go on to enjoy your own coffee having been involved in most of the process of bringing it to the cup.
Okay so this isn’t an ordinary Coffee Shop and that’s why it makes this list. This is not really coffee-based either: it’s a mobile kitchen project dreamed-up by farmers wanting to take their produce to the local population. They’re looking to make the ex-school bus more eco-friendly and self-reliant by kitting it out with Solar Panels.
This is a brilliant project that we’re very excited about – a decent, affordable static coffee machine designed to make coffee as good as an expensive machine but without the pricetag. At Espresso Deco we’re big fans of the AeroPress, which also ticks the boxes of making good coffee and being available cheaply.
The “ZPM Nocturn” has been funded and will be available soon.
Given our love of coffee cups, we couldn’t go a whole blog post without mentioning them in some form or other.
This is a simple project which aims to throw unique pottery coffee cups and personalise them with a name or company name on the base. The cups look really interesting and it’ll be good to see some feedback on them.
Don’t forget, if you have a project of your own then get involved in Kickstarter. If you find a project you like – back it!