Pourtable Coffee Maker


#Product Design

Year: 2021



"Pourtable" = Pourover + portable


Recent years have witnessed the boom of two newly emerging markets in China, the camping market and coffee market. Although the user study shows that lots of participants prefer to brew coffee more quickly, certain amount of coffee lovers still hope to keep a complete manual coffee making process during a camping trip, as it has become a habit and ritual. It is also found that pour-over method is the most commonly-used coffee making way when people are conducting outdoor activities, so the design aim is to provide coffee lovers with a nice manual coffee pour-over ritual when they are camping. The market research displays that various coffee brewers are quite portable and suitable for outdoor experience, but there still lacks innovative combination of different coffee making tools including a coffee grinder, which might not be a satisfying answer for coffee fans.

My main product is a modular coffee maker consisting of four parts, a thermo cup, a pour-over container, a filter, and a coffee grinder, which enables users to take it to the campsite conveniently due to its compact shape. When people want to brew coffee, they can first detach its parts, put the filter into the container, and use the grinder to grind the coffee beans towards the filter, which allows the coffee powder to drop directly onto the filter. After completing coffee grinding, users can pour water in, wait until the coffee finishes dripping, add coffee into the cup and enjoy it. Accessories including a pour-over kettle (with a detachable spout, and a handle shared by the kettle and grinder), a coffee bean container and a spoon, are also available to facilitate the outdoor pour-over process. Coffee lovers can choose whether to bring them all with the provided package, or just take the coffee maker only.
近年来,露营、咖啡这两个国内的新兴市场正蓬勃发展。尽管很多露营者表示喜欢在露营时快速地冲泡咖啡,但对于咖啡深度爱好者来说,每天手工制作咖啡已经成为了一种习惯和仪式,因此他们仍希望在露营中享受慢生活,保持完整的手工咖啡制作过程,尤其是手冲咖啡的制作。所以我在该项目中的设计目标是为咖啡爱好者在露营时提供一个优雅方便的手冲咖啡制作过程。通过市场调查,有很多咖啡壶具都相当便携且适合户外体验,但手冲咖啡需要除咖啡壶外的若干器具,例如说手冲壶、磨豆器等,市场上仍缺乏一个能将它们完美组合的方案。

设计了一个模组化的咖啡壶,由一个保温杯,一个咖啡倾倒壶,一个过滤漏斗和一个咖啡豆研磨机组成;这四个部分紧凑地组合在一起,十分便携。当露营者想做手冲咖啡时,他们可以先将它拆分,把过滤漏斗放进咖啡壶里,然后用磨豆器扣在漏斗上进行研磨,那么咖啡粉便会直接落在漏斗上。完成研磨后,用户便可以将水倒入进行手冲的制作;待到咖啡滴完后,将咖啡加入保温杯中,即可享用。配件包括手冲壶(包含一个可拆卸的细长出水嘴,及一个水壶和磨豆器共用的手柄),咖啡豆容器和量勺。









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