Voltaire: A portable, freshness-sensing coffee grinder

A project in New York, NY by GIR: Get It Right

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Voltaire is a portable, high-performance grinder that monitors your coffee beans and reorders whenever you need a fresh supply.
Backers: 1284
Average Pledge Per Backer: $117

Funded: $150,241 of $100,000
Dates: Jun 10th -> Aug 8th (60 days)
Project By: GIR: Get It Right
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August 11th - via: usatoday.com
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August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
It's official: we're funded! Voltaire, Airvault, and the Ever Cups are headed into production. Whether you pledged $1 or $1000, we're so happy to have you along for the ride. Let's go make these things! It was a nail-biter, but we hit our 150k... (Read More)

VIDEO UPDATE: The Ever Cup in action, plus... Voltaire goes to the zoo!

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
So excited to share this video of the Ever Cup in action - Christian (our Chief Creative Officer) brewed up a LOT of coffee this weekend and burned the midnight oil to make sure we had this in time to show you all before the campaign ended! You'll... (Read More)

Grind fineness comparison: Mazzer, Baratza, and Voltaire

August 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We wanted to show you a comparison of grind fineness among three machines: the Mazzer Robur, Baratza Preciso, and Voltaire. We're going to talk espresso for a minute, since it's the least "forgiving" of brewing techniques and a good metric by which... (Read More)

150K stretch goal! Silver, silver, and silver.

August 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Heading into the last few days of the campaign, we thought it was only fitting to introduce a stretch goal. If we hit 150K, we'll be able to manufacture Voltaire and the Sensing Platform (which also pairs with the Airvault) in... SILVER! The stepless... (Read More)

VIDEO UPDATE: The science of bean staling, in 3 minutes flat

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We've spent a lot of time nerding out on how the science of coffee bean staling actually works. Pretty important stuff for us to know, right? Right.We figured you all might also be interested in what's going on "inside" the beans. I wouldn't call... (Read More)

We made it! 100k and counting...

July 29th - via: kickstarter.com
We knew 100k was a big goal, but you guys made it feel a lot less scary. Thank you so much for all the support, awesome comments and questions, and encouragement along the way. We have a lot in store for the next week and a half, but we'll leave it... (Read More)

Backer request: more Ever Cup details!

July 20th - via: kickstarter.com
A few backers have asked for more details about the Ever Cups, so we put together some instructional sketches to call out our favorite features. Take a closer look: And just in case you missed it, the cup holds 16 fl oz (475ml). Because you deserve... (Read More)

First Look: The Ever Cup - a sustainable travel cup for grownups

July 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Ever Cups have arrived! Check out these gorgeous photos of our newest prototypes. Here’s what’s so special about the Ever Cup. 1. It’s a sustainable travel cup for grownups - sophisticated and sleek2. The lid twists to create an airtight seal,... (Read More)

Some interesting backer questions, 30% off for friends and family, plus... 75k!

July 6th - via: kickstarter.com
This post is for backers only. Please visit Kickstarter.com and log in to read. (Read More)

Rapid Prototyping Voltaire's Sensing Platform

June 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Let's talk science. By itself, Voltaire is a great grinder (and the Airvault is a slick bean container). Paired with a Sensing Platform, they will give you unprecedented insight into the lifecycle of your coffee beans. We're offering two... (Read More)

Halfway there, halfway to go!

June 16th - via: kickstarter.com
What a great first week! This is our fourth Kickstarter project and we've finally earned the much-coveted "Project We Love" badge from the Kickstarter team - fourth time's a charm! Of course, we're also thrilled to be halfway to our funding goal and... (Read More)

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