With a fantastically successful Kickstarter Project, Able Brewing launched their most ambitious project yet - a full brewing system designed around their Kone filter. The Kone Brewing System is so ambitious that Keith Gehrke actually went back to the drawing board late in pre-production to further fine tune the design and ceramics used for this brewer.
Gehrke is very passionate about making his products 100% in the US, and as such, the quality, materials (and price) of the new Kone Brewer reflect this. Attention to every detail, from how the filter sits inside, to how the pour spout works, has been looked into.
You can buy the brewer on its own for $120, and it should work with all Kone filters. Or you can buy it with a Kone V3 for $160, saving $20 off the Kone's standalone price. You can also buy it with 2 Able Brewing ceramic mugs Gehrke also designed, for $200. And if you want it with the crazy cool gold plated Kone filter, I'm sure they can work out a price for you.
Able says the brewer is now complete and manufacturing has started - Kickstarter supporters may be getting theirs before Christmas, but delivery should begin in earnest at the start of the new year. This is going to be a high-demand product, so order now to get a January or February lock in delivery date.
Column Description Whether it's up to the minute, happening this day, this week, or in the recent past, this column's goal is to present coffee and attempts to make the experience truly culinary. You'll find short reviews about past events, interesting coffees coming on the market, new and different ways to enjoy espresso and other brewing methods, and give an insight into efforts around the globe to make coffee a truly culinary thing. Column written by Mark Prince.