“All in one” portable coffee makers are generally anything but. Sure they can brew at a moment’s notice, but they’ll generally require you to have some way of grinding the beans—or lugging around pre-ground coffee. But there’s a new option on the market that looks to make good on the promise of being “all in one.” The Atonce (stylized ATONCE) by Lavida Coffee is a five in one portable coffee maker allows you to grind, pour, brew, store, drink, and keep your coffee heated, all in a compact design, and it’s live on Kickstarter now.
Weighing just 700g in total, the Atonce’s award winning design has everything you need (we think) in order to brew wherever you go. Included in the kit is a rechargeable battery-powered ceramic burr grinder. Though limited on it settings—only five grind size options in total—the Lavida has been optimized for 15g worth of coffee per brew. With the coffee ground, users can then make a pour-over via the dual filter mesh screen conical brew device. Lavida has ingeniously designed the coffee cup to double as a kettle of sorts, which the Kickstarter states “flawlessly simulates the water flow and speed of a gooseneck kettle pouring.”
With the 230ml total brew complete, the coffee cup then offers up to eight hours of heat preservation thanks to the “double wall vacuum insulated mug.” The Atonce also include a coffee storing chamber capable of holding 45g of whole bean coffee, or three individual brew’s worth. All in a 3.35” x 3.35” x 8.9” design.
With 10 days left on the campaign, the Atonce has received nearly $60,000 in funding, smashing its $1,000 goal. Would-be backers can snag an Atonce of their own for just $99, 43% off the MSRP. Rewards are expected to ship out as early as next month.
The only real question I have before feeling confident in branding the Atonce a true all-in-one is this: how does the water get heated for brewing? This is the last, and frankly most difficult, piece of the puzzle, and it is one that no brewer—save for the JetBoil—has really been able to crack. But still, if Lavida’s compact coffee brewer lives up to the hype, the Atonce may be one of the best portable coffee brewers to hit the market in a while. For more information or to back the campaign, visit the Atonce Kickstarter page.