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Bucket's Portland Press

Turn a standard Mason jar into a sustainably-made French press

by Graham Hiemstra in Food + Drink on 15 May 2013

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Sometimes Portland is just so "Portland"—and we love them for it. The small-batch-everything mentality has given birth to an endless supply of start-ups with interests varying from leather goods to ice cream. The most recent to catch our attention references the little city's number one love: coffee. Launching today on crowd-funding site Crowd Supply, design and build studio Bucket introduces the Portland Press, a long-term, sustainable alternative to the standard French press with a lifetime warranty. By replacing the plastic plunger and the easily breakable glass beaker with wood and a run-of-the-mill Mason Jar, the Portland Press should last through countless cups of Joe.

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While the distinct design certainly isn't for everyone, we're willing to bet most of you have accidentally shattered a French press with little to no effort. The Mason Jar addresses this by being significantly stronger and, in a sense, modular—if you break it, just snag another jar from any number of places. Plus we like the idea of screwing on a lid to transport your black gold once brewed (and the grounds have been discarded).

If you're a fan of the concept support Bucket via Crowd Supply where a pledge of $99 secures you a Portland Press complete with 24 oz Mason Jar, custom felted wool cozy and wood top, all made in America. Visit Bucket online for more information.

Images courtesy of Bucket

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