Your design for the coffee revolution
Bonaverde is a small, dedicated team of young, sleepless Berliner entrepreneurs that made it their goal to revolutionize the world of coffee. Around 2 years ago, Hans the founder started out with a vision: build the first all-in-one coffee machine in the world that would not only grind and brew, but also ROAST coffee.
Now it’s time for implementation. That’s where they need you!
What’s so special about it?
A number of things.
a) Drinking freshly roasted coffee will get you the freshest coffee ever tasted.
b) Drinking freshly roasted coffee will also get you an extremely well-balanced coffee as the beans don’t stand a chance to develop the acidity and bitterness that usually derives from storing.
c) Absolutely no waste. Bonaverde’s green beans come in jute bags - no paper, no plastic and certainly no aluminum!
d) Last but not least, probably the most groundbreaking thing about roasting your own coffee: You’ll get the raw beans directly from the farmer.You skip what is currently up to 17 steps between the farmer and yourself, and gain complete transparency on your coffee bean’s value chain. And it also means that farmers finally get more for their beans!
How far are they now?
Bonaverde managed to produce 135 prototypes and had over 15.000 people tasting the coffee and encouraging them to move forward. All that’s missing now is two things: a beautiful machine design as well as enough funding to start serial production.
Your call: the double crowdstorm
For both things they’re relying on the power of the crowd - specifically the power of the jovoto and the Kickstarter crowd. So we need you to make this very first roast-grind-brew coffee machine an object to long for by creating the most spectacularly simple yet elegant product ever seen in a kitchen.
As of November 1st, when the Kickstarter campaign launches, the Early Bird winner (details see below) will be featured on Kickstarter as the machine design that’s most likely going to be produced once they reach the funding goal.
So, do your design magic, and if you want your design to become reality or simply want the world’s freshest coffee for yourself, you can also help spread the word to get as many people as possible come to the Kickstarter platform and back or share the machine project.
And by the way, we’re talking filter coffee here! Back to the roots - the purest, freshest coffee from scratch.
Starting points and Deadlines
The coffee revolution starts here, on Oct 10th. You can submit your design by November 7th, and after one week of rating only we will close the project on November 14th and announce the winners shortly.
At the same time, the Kickstarter project launches on November 1st. They have 30 days to reach the funding goal, to make this machine design become reality.
Prizes waiting for you
This revolution comes with pretty prizes, too. The total prize money is 6,000€ split amongst the winners. The Early Bird winner can literally make history by designing the next disruptive innovation that people from all over the world will long for. However not only fame, but also serious financial benefits can come his way: 0.80€ royalties per machine could get him very far once we start serial production. Still, the project is far from being over after you’ve selected the Early Bird Winner - all other Community Winners stand the chance of being licensed and produced if they convince the crowd.