Manual processes of all kinds tend to take on a ritual aspect. Maintaining the ritual is important because it often falls into peoples’ larger morning routines that set the flow for the rest of the day.
Some people enjoy their coffee a certain way, but others like to experiment. And although brewing time tends to be the greatest factor on determining flavor, current manual brewing systems set inherent limitations on the range of flavors that can be achieved.
A family was created that includes a kettle, cone, vessel, and storage for grounds. The forms were inspired by the folded paper filters used in Chemex brewers. A simple valve was added to the pour over cone to adjust drip rate and favor with visual feedback for the user.