After 6 months of prototypes and testing I am proud to introduce the K-ONE coffee filter (Metal Chemex filter).
The Idea: The love of single cup coffee. Attempt to reduce or solve the issues of paper. Paper can add flavor and produces garbage.
The Brewer: Chemex glass brewer. We really enjoy using the Chemex because it brews and also acts as the holding chamber and server for the brewed coffee. The thought was to make the filter fit the Chemex because of its design, use and that many people already owned one.
Producing the filter: With the help of friends and an engineer the first 5 prototypes were made. All had different hole patterns with the idea of contributing to the brewing. 1 design was chosen and 2 more prototypes were ordered for further testing.
The Result: A Stainless steel, laser welded filter that produces what we like to call a hybrid brew. It resembles a French Press in it has oils and some sediment but has the look, feel and control of a pour over.
The Name: K-ONE just a silly name that is a play off of the word cone and one cup at a time with a K for my name. Cheesy but it needed a name for manufacturing.
Photos can be found on our flickr at:http://www.flickr.com/coava
We released the filter for the first time yesterday at our “Preview Day” at Coava. Starting Monday July 5th we will be open everyday. Please come by and say hello. We would love to show you around and brew you a cup with the filter.
Coava roastery and brew bar
1300 SE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97214
Thoughts and comments are welcome.