So, something I like to do occasionally is browse Kickstarter for cool new ideas. Today I thought I might talk about a couple of the cool new ideas I saw today that apply to coffee.

First up is Proper Coffee Cold Drip (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/billabbe/proper-coffee-cold-drip) by Bill Abbe.

This thing looks pretty spiffy (check out the video to see it in action) and I'm sure that it does a decent enough job making the coffee. The main issue to me is the $400 price tag for what you can essentially get through a more...mundane cold brew method. I don't know that putting it through drop by drop would actually improve the taste that much. In addition, I'm pretty sure this thing would last a week tops before my cat decided to knock it off the table trying to swat the little drops of water.

Next up is Buzz Roaster (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1622918316/roast-coffee-at-home) by Terry McCann.

This is a coffee roaster that attaches to a rotisserie on your gas grill. I've always kinda thought about roasting my own coffee, but never took the plunge. That said, I'd be more likely to try a smaller, cheaper option. This seems like a nice deal for someone who owns a coffee shop, but I don't think I would be able to take advantage of the large batch size. Also, for ~$200.00 that's not too bad for a commercial operation (assuming you can get access to the beans fairly easy).

Finally (as a bonus) I noticed this: Viva Java, the Coffee Game (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/vivajava-the-coffee-game) by by Dice Hate Me Games.

This one has already met it's goal several times over, but as both a fan of board games and coffee I'm intrigued. After watching the video it seems like although it doesn't have a huge deal to do with coffee itself (mostly just coffee themed) it seems like the game itself would be a lot of fun to play.

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The buzz roaster seems to have more promise in my opinion and the cold brewing is well looks like an super over priced Hario one that is already for sale for the half the price.

That is an interesting website for interesting ideas and coffee ideas specifically! I thought that people have been roasting with BBQ for a while?

Submitted by avaserfi on
Kickstarter is a really cool site. Thanks for reminding me to check it out more often. When I have time I generally look fora anything food related and fun.

Submitted by jbviau on
That Proper dripper looks like a Klingon weapon or something. I'm not wild about the styling. Thanks for these links!

Yes, exactly! The Proper is just lab glass. You can get the separatory funnel, regular funnel, and some sort of vessel to catch the brew for less than $100. They're basically charging a premium for packing up the parts and providing a stand. Such a shame.

Submitted by wakeknot on
I think that proper dripper is really cool looking, but agree that at $400 it won't come to my house. alas.

Submitted by Chamie on
I noticed the Proper coffee dripper on my my last browse through Kickstarter and it left me cold -- and not in a good way. Like others have noted, it's awfully pricey for what it is -- some lab glass and an aluminum stand. And not a terribly attractive stand at that. I do love kickstarter, though, and have even invested in a couple of coffee-related projects (coffee joulies, anyone?)

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So, something I like to do occasionally is browse Kickstarter for cool new ideas. Today I thought I might talk about a couple of the cool new ideas I saw today that apply to coffee.

First up is Proper Coffee Cold Drip (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/billabbe/proper-coffee-cold-drip) by Bill Abbe.

This thing looks pretty spiffy (check out the video to see it in action) and I'm sure that it does a decent enough job making the coffee. The main issue to me is the $400 price tag for what you can essentially get through a more...mundane cold brew method. I don't know that putting it through drop by drop would actually improve the taste that much. In addition, I'm pretty sure this thing would last a week tops before my cat decided to knock it off the table trying to swat the little drops of water.

Next up is Buzz Roaster (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1622918316/roast-coffee-at-home) by Terry McCann.

This is a coffee roaster that attaches to a rotisserie on your gas grill. I've always kinda thought about roasting my own coffee, but never took the plunge. That said, I'd be more likely to try a smaller, cheaper option. This seems like a nice deal for someone who owns a coffee shop, but I don't think I would be able to take advantage of the large batch size. Also, for ~$200.00 that's not too bad for a commercial operation (assuming you can get access to the beans fairly easy).

Finally (as a bonus) I noticed this: Viva Java, the Coffee Game (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dicehateme/vivajava-the-coffee-game) by by Dice Hate Me Games.

This one has already met it's goal several times over, but as both a fan of board games and coffee I'm intrigued. After watching the video it seems like although it doesn't have a huge deal to do with coffee itself (mostly just coffee themed) it seems like the game itself would be a lot of fun to play.

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Not Impressed

March 20, 2012 | by Chamie

I noticed the Proper coffee dripper on my my last browse through Kickstarter and it left me cold -- and not in a good way. Like others have noted, it's awfully pricey for what it is -- some lab glass and an aluminum stand. And not a terribly attractive stand at that. I do love kickstarter, though, and have even invested in a couple of coffee-related projects (coffee joulies, anyone?)

stunning

March 19, 2012 | by wakeknot

I think that proper dripper is really cool looking, but agree that at $400 it won't come to my house. alas.

@hoon

March 10, 2012 | by stephen.rhinehart

Yes, exactly! The Proper is just lab glass. You can get the separatory funnel, regular funnel, and some sort of vessel to catch the brew for less than $100. They're basically charging a premium for packing up the parts and providing a stand. Such a shame.

The coffee drip is basically

March 8, 2012 | by hoonchul@hotmail.com

The coffee drip is basically bunch of chemistry equipment sitting on top of fancy stand. Not worth $400 imo.

Wow

March 8, 2012 | by jbviau

That Proper dripper looks like a Klingon weapon or something. I'm not wild about the styling. Thanks for these links!

Kickstarter is a really cool

March 8, 2012 | by avaserfi

Kickstarter is a really cool site. Thanks for reminding me to check it out more often. When I have time I generally look fora anything food related and fun.

interesting idea!

March 7, 2012 | by sontondaman

That is an interesting website for interesting ideas and coffee ideas specifically! I thought that people have been roasting with BBQ for a while?

The buzz roaster seems to

March 7, 2012 | by intrepid510

The buzz roaster seems to have more promise in my opinion and the cold brewing is well looks like an super over priced Hario one that is already for sale for the half the price.

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