The life of every coffee lover is about to change forever. A cool coffee making gadget is on the verge of wrapping up a hugely successful crowdfunding campaign, crushing its $25,000 fundraising goal in just a few days. It represents a new spin on French Press coffee makers, which many lovers of the old school caffeinated beverage will swear is the best way to make a cup of java.
The idea has been in the works for two years now. Jenni and Scott Morse invented it using her love for coffee and her dad's entrepreneurial influence as inspiration. Jenni actually quit her job last year focus full time on the invention so that coffee drinkers could have a freshly brewed cup without the mess that the old school French Press version leaves behind. Yup! Coffee lovers are a passionate bunch.
One of the coolest parts about Simpli Press that I love is that it uses filters typically found in espresso machines. It's made with a type of micro-steel that can process any kind of coffee grounds, no matter how fine or lumpy those little beans are. What results from the whole process of filtering said beans is a rich, smooth tasting cup of coffee. The kind that keeps me out of bed in the morning.
When the coffee is made and ready to drink, cleanup is quick and easy, especially compared to a traditional French Press. The new crowdfunded version is made of stainless steel, so the coffee ground sediments that usually stick to a French Press and make cleaning up a mess waiting to happen are a non-issue. The mess can be easily composted or throw in the trash.
Of course, anybody that loves pressed coffee knows that you can also apply the same methods to tea and fruit drinks. I found a bunch of handy recipes, so even if you're not big on coffee, you can squeeze the health benefits out of your favorite berries and enjoy fresh juice that's better than any concentrate variety you'd pick up at the grocery store.
It's super rare for a startup to raise more than four times its fundraising goal with almost two full weeks left to go. It shouldn't be a total shock to anyone though, especially given that an estimated 68 million Americans drink at least one cup of coffee every single day.
As for when this new press will be sent out to customers, the Morses plan to ship it out by the end of the year. Until then, drinkers of the timeless aroma-filled, pick-me-up friendly beverage will be forced to deal with the perils of an old school press, or the less than impressive taste of that mystery coffee available at the local diner.