Bonaverde is a small, dedicated team of young, sleepless Berliner entrepreneurs that made it their goal to revolutionize the world of coffee. Around 2 years ago Hans, the founder, started out with a vision: build the first all-in-one coffee machine in the world that would not only grind and brew, but also ROAST coffee.
What’s so special about it?
A number of things.
a) Drinking freshly roasted coffee will get you the freshest coffee ever tasted.
b) Drinking freshly roasted coffee will also get you an extremely well-balanced coffee as the beans don’t stand a chance to develop the acidity and bitterness that usually derives from storing.
c) Absolutely no waste. Bonaverde’s green beans come in jute bags - no paper, no plastic and certainly no aluminum!
d) And last but not least, the probably most groundbreaking thing about roasting your own coffee: You’ll get the raw beans directly from the farmer. You skip the currently up to 17 steps between the farmer and yourself, and gain complete transparency on your coffee bean’s value chain. And it also means that farmers finally get more for their beans!
How far are they now?
Bonaverde managed to produce 135 prototypes and had over 15.000 people tasting the coffee and encouraging them to move forward. All that’s missing now is two things: a beautiful machine design as well as enough funding to start serial production.
For both things they’re relying on the power of the crowd - specifically the power of the jovoto and the Kickstarter crowd: Bonaverde wants you to make this very first roast-grind-brew coffee machine an object to long for by creating the most spectacularly simple yet elegant product ever seen in a kitchen. As of November 1st, when the Kickstarter campaign launches, the Early Bird winner (details see below) will be featured on Kickstarter as the machine design that’s most likely going to be produced once they reach the funding goal.
So, do your design magic, and if you want your design to become reality or simply want the world’s freshest coffee for yourself, you can also help spread the word to get as many people as possible come to the Kickstarter platform and back or share the machine project.