San Francisco – Dripkit aims to merge the convenience of instant coffee with the craft of pour-over.
The company, which was funded through Kickstarter in 2017, has created a portable pour-over kit that includes a paper filter that can sit on top of any coffee cup and a pre-packaged perfect measure of ground coffee. Pour-over, one of the many methods of making coffee that has become popular over the years, is a fine science in terms of the type of grind needed for the beans as well as weight. Dripkit hopes to simplify this need for precision: ‘By eliminating all of these extra variables when you create your own coffee, we can give you a coffee-shop quality [cup],’ Kara Cohen, Dripkit co-founder, told Fast Company. ‘But you can make it yourself.’
While the Dripkit filter reduces waste since it has a smaller carbon footprint than takeaway coffee cups, the company is still trying to figure out how to make its one-use packaging more sustainable – a need that coffee consumers increasingly care about.