Goat Story thinks making the perfect cup of coffee is a science, and it has tried to harness that with Gina, an all-in-one smart coffee maker driven by an app.
The Ljubljana, Slovenia-based company is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise $50,000 to build Gina, a connected coffee machine that combines three classic brewing techniques with new technology. It’s yet another expression of the Internet of Things, which makes everyday objects smart and connected.
Gina combines immersion drip, pour over, and cold brew into one machine. Gina also has a built-in Bluetooth-connected smart scale that enables users to easily measure the precise amounts of water and coffee grounds required for specific brews. And it connects with the Gina app to enhance the coffee-making process for both first-time and experienced brewers.
The app guides a user through every step of the brewing process, from choosing the right technique to brewing. Brewers can also track their brewing data and share and find tips from the coffee community.
“Interest in the art and science of coffee brewing is at an all-time high right now, and we think there is a professional barista in everyone,” said Anze Miklavec, CEO of Goat Story, in a statement. “If given proper guidance and phenomenal tools, every coffee enthusiast can become the master of their own brew. Gina is unlike any other coffee product on the market. We not only offer coffee drinkers an interactive and enjoyable way to experiment with three different types of brewing, Gina does it all with ease, so everyone can create their perfect cup.”
Gina features a strong steel frame for stability, ceramic funnel for optimal insulation, and a borosilicate glass carafe. The funnel features Gina’s exclusive valve, which allows users to adjust the drop speed and take control of the flow. Unlike many other coffee instruments, which are only designed for one type of brewing method, Gina’s valve enables users to experiment with three different brewing techniques.
Gina is available in polished stainless steel, black, or white.
“Gina is not just a smart, sophisticated, and stylish coffee maker, [it] is an experience,” said Stella Korosec, chief operations officer of Goat Story, in a statement. “Users are guided by the app and technology, so no brew is too difficult. We want everyone to help raise the bar for at-home craft coffee brewing, share how they do it, and ultimately build a community of coffee lovers who are inspired by others.”
Goat Story previously made a unique coffee cup, the Goat Mug. In that previous Kickstarter campaign, Goat Story raised 18 times more than its $25,000 goal.