When it seemed that something new simply could not appear in the crowded market of purovers, Bartosz Garlinski, a Polish designer and avid coffee lover, introduced The iikone.
Not being a professional, he nevertheless repeatedly reached the finals of competitions in the coffee industry in Poland.
"We are the people who book flights to rainy Oslo, planning a coffee trip, at a time when everyone is moving to the south of Europe to spend sunny days on the beach," says Bartosz about himself and his barista.
The iikone is his first acquaintance with coffee in terms of business. The stainless steel construction not only has an impressive design, but also gives certain bonuses for the quality of brewing. Unlike conventional pullovers, where the filter has many fulcrums, in The iikone it is held by a single metal ring, stretching under the weight of coffee. According to Garlinsky, this allows you to get an even cleaner taste of the drink.
One of the questions that worried the designer when creating The iikone, was the possible loss of coffee temperature during brewing in an open filter. But in the course of experiments it became clear that there is nothing to worry about.
“Ordinary kemex takes the filter temperature even faster. Probably because it dissipates heat over a fairly large area. It is difficult to measure and compare the exact parameters of what is happening on the surface of the filter "- says Garlinsky.
However, according to him, he still conducted a mini-study and found that the temperature of the finished drink from Kemex is on average 0.4 degrees colder than from The iikone. In general, the inventor promises a cleaner cup with no bitterness in the taste.
Purover is available in limited quantities, and so far is not focused on commercial use. At the same time, he aroused great interest in the coffee industry, including ordinary coffee lovers who can indulge themselves.
Bartosz Garlinski plans to create a more compact and affordable model that could be used in simple coffee shops.