The GINA smart coffee instrument by Goat Story is now on kickstarter. As of today there are 45 more days to back it. So what makes this one different? The Victor crew will give a synopsis:
First of all, this instrument has a built-in scale and an app. It will also brew coffee as pour-over, immersion, or cold drip. WHAT?! The only thing it doesn’t do is grind.
So there is a Bluetooth scale that will show amounts on the app on your phone so you can make sure you have the right ratio of water to coffee. You can save your data and even share it. There is a valve that allows you to choose which brewing technique you prefer: open it for pour-over, close it for immersion, or set the drop flow for cold drip. Note: Cold brew will still take 8 1/2 hours to make. One drawback is it will only make 10 oz. using any method. They claim it would destabilize the construction. They recommend you make it stronger and add more water after you pour it.
If you were early, you could have gotten Gina for $145; there are 7 left for $160; you can pledge $175, $200 (you’ll also get a mug and specialty beans), $290 (2 Gina coffee makers), $540 (4 Gina coffee makers), $550 (one gold-plated Gina), or $990 (9 Gina coffee makers). You can also just pledge $25 for a Gina mug.
Pour over with GINA
Immersion with GINA
Cold Brew with GINA