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Manual Coffeemaker No1

A project in Chicago, IL by Craighton Berman

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A pour-over coffee maker that elevates the ritual of making coffee by hand.
Backers: 1101
Average Pledge Per Backer: $92

Funded: $101,035 of $99,998
Dates: Mar 17th -> Apr 18th (33 days)
Project By: Craighton Berman
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April 17th - via:
Hi MCM Backers— Here we are, ~24 hours to go, 1000+ backers, and 97% the way there. This is a real nail biter—but you can't say it isn't exciting.  The Manual Coffeemaker No.1 Kickstarter ends tomorrow—Friday April 18 at 8:00 PM CDT.That's... (Read More)

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The final countdown

April 14th - via:
Hi MCM backers- Here we are—the final 5 days of the campaign. We're at 75% funded; striking distance to getting funded, but the next 4 days will be a crucial push to the end! This update will be a series of short notes: 1. If you missed last week's... (Read More)

Free mugs to all backers—a call to action.

April 7th - via:
Hello MCM backers— We're just about at 2/3 of the funding we need for MCM to move forward, and we have a little over a week remaining! However if by next Friday we haven't raised the full 100% of our funding, the project will not move forward, and... (Read More)

Manual x Good Beer Hunting

April 6th - via:
As we enter week four of the Manual Coffeemaker Kickstarter, I wanted to highlight another one of my partners for the project: Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting. One could describe Good Beer Hunting as a simply a "beer blog"—but that would not... (Read More)

New limited edition MCM

April 2nd - via:
Hello MCM backers- Thanks to your support we're just over 50% funded—and just over 50% the way through the Kickstarter! To celebrate, I wanted to introduce a unique limited edition MCM only for Kickstarter backers: MCM Limited Edition Base These... (Read More)

This Week in Kickstarter: Craighton Berman’s Manual Coffeemaker (MCM)

April 1st - via:
A Chicago-based designer, artist and creative director is about halfway through his nearly $100,000 Kickstarter goal to begin production of the Manual Coffeemaker (a.k.a. MCM), described as “like a low-tech appliance” for manual brewing. (Read More)


March 31st - via:
Hi everyone- For those of you in Chicago, I'll be hosting an "open studio" this week where I'll be demoing the MCM prototypes. Here are the details: THIS IS NOT A COFFEE SHOP A Pop-Up Coffeebar by Manual at Rational Park Gallery—2557 W North Ave... (Read More)

Alternative ways to brew with MCM

March 28th - via:
Just a quick update to share a few alternative ways you might choose to brew with Manual Coffeemaker No1. I've had a few questions around these three, and wanted to share some pictures to better explain: 1. Is there a reusable filter option that fits... (Read More)

Coffee = toasted fruit

March 26th - via:
Last week I got a chance to sit in on a roast day at Gaslight Coffee (the folks that will be roasting the coffee for this project) and documented the process to share with all of you. But first, a quick origin primer: Coffee is agriculture. It's... (Read More)

Manual x Gaslight

March 24th - via:
As we enter week two of the Manual Coffeemaker Kickstarter, I wanted to highlight one of my partners: Gaslight Coffee Roasters in Chicago. Gaslight represents a new guard of coffee shops that treats coffee like a serious culinary art: much more like... (Read More)

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March 21st - via:
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We've just started brewing!

March 20th - via:
Hi everyone- Thanks to those who have pledged their support of Manual Coffeemaker No1 so far! Your interest and support of this project in the first few days is really great—I'm honored by your support! That said, we've got a long way to go before... (Read More)

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