Post By Andy
New kickstarter: frei press
Just thought i'd share this here to get impressions and feedback on the unit.
had the privilege of getting involved in the very tail end of this newbie on kickstarter that launched last week. a home-grown system in our own backyard in Perth!
Loved the stainless build and to be honest wouldnt mind owning one if it was close to the prototype. Really reminded me of the impress brewer thats still serving me well to this day (albeit the silicon lid was a little disappointing and retained alot of coffee taste - it still serves as a great quick-brewer and aeropress alternative with a few extra features built in)
Inventors weren't too clued-in on coffee but did do enough research to basically try and get something very close to an aeropress inside a portable insulated stainless unit.
Brews were expectedly cloudy and similar to an aeropress.
not sure about site rules so wont post the link here though its pretty easy to find with the name
Why wouldn't you just aeropress into a Thermos?
Looks like the Espro travel press: http://www.jetblackespresso.com.au/s...press-explorer but not as well designed.
Originally Posted by magnafunk
Aeropress, thermos and a cup to drink it out of? Quite a bag full there!
I met the guys on our stand MICE last weekend and had a quick fiddle with their prototype. It's a very well built bit of kit and while similar to a few different devices already on the market the main difference I could see was the clever inner "central guide rod" for removing the spent grounds making clean-up fast with low water usage.
The O-ring seal is simple and should last for a long time and I assume replacements would be affordable when you get to that bit.
Full stainless, quite heavy (but you expect that from something well made) and I think for less than double the price of an Aeropress they should have a market for it.
Local guys with a great idea, nice execution and a passion to get their baby to market.
Hopefully they get enough interest for the build to happen.
True, I was looking at it from the perspective of making the coffee at home, plunging it and putting the whole shebang in your bag and walking out the door. Then after drinking your coffee having to clean up something you made hours ago.
Originally Posted by Andy
I guess a good use case would be making a coffee before leaving camp and going walkabout for a few hours and having it ready to go when you get to your destination.
Looks like I'm not their target market, when I am away from home I am already lugging around the lido, aeropress, coffee and cup, adding a Thermos (which has a cup on top) to the mix doesn't add too much bulk in the grand scheme of things.
I wish them the best of luck.