Unlike other pour-over coffee makers for which you have to get all the pieces together and set up, this beauty is is designed to be left out on a counter for fast access, less set up, and a clean, simple aesthetic.
The glass construction allows full visibility of the process instead of precious measuring or guessing before you overflow your cup. The "double-wall" design retains more heat to help maintain ideal extraction temperatures, which any barista will tell you is paramount for the perfect cup.
They have also designed the MANUAL to have a slower extraction speed in order for the grinds to be in contact with the water for a longer time—like that of an immersion method, such as a French press—to allow for the grinds to fully bloom.
We already have a spot all picked out in the Dwell kitchen.
MANUAL was launched with "Chicagoland," a curated exhibition for ICFF 2013. The prototypes will be further tested and refined for a Kickstarter launch in late Summer 2013.