Designer Craighton Berman reveals a new prototype coffee brewer in a recent blog post. His vision is to create a manual brewer that’s a complete system and lives on your countertop:
Some have suggested that this new product borrows too much from the form of the Hario V60. Your Sprudge Editors thinks it looks like an inside-out Chemex. Have we entered the age of the brew device echo chamber? It’s a beautiful prototype, but ultimately, how does the coffee taste?
MANUAL has been designed to have a slightly slower extraction speed than that of its pour-over contemporaries. This was a purposeful choice, to allow the water and grinds for a single cup preparation to come in to contact for a longer period of time—like that of an immersion method, such as a French press.
The prototypes will be further tested and refined for a Kickstarter launch in late Summer 2013. Join Mr. Berman’s mailing list for the launch announcement.