January 2021, Ljubljana, Slovenia: Goat Story is back to crowdfund for its latest coffee gadget, the two-in-one coffee grinder, Arco.
With kitchen appliances like coffee machines, you no longer have to visit a cafe for your morning dose of coffee. Even with these kitchen appliances, very few manage to get the perfect consistency when grinding coffee beans. Unless you are buying a manual grinder to ensure you get what you want. But that’s an expense on its own, having an electric coffee machine and a hand grinding one.
Arco promises to put an end to this dilemma with its 2-in-1 coffee grinder. With its gadget crowdfunding on Kickstarter, you still have some time to back the project and get this eccentric gadget when delivery starts in June 2021.
What does it offer? Well, with Arco, you no longer have to waste your coffee with several trials as you try to get that perfect grind consistency. Due to the perfect grinding, you experience your coffee’s full flavor, with all the crispiness and sweetness. One can also grind up to 50g of coffee at once, making it possible for you to make more than a cup of coffee.
The 2-in-1 design means that Arco is both an electric and hand grinder. Power it up from a power outlet, and it does the grinding for you. Or you can work up your muscles and hand grind the coffee beans to your preferred perfection.
It offers you a full grinding range, from espressos to ibrik, cold brew, mocha, and filter. There are 120 grind settings to choose from, so you will never run out of coffee options, whether you need a strong cup of coffee to rejuvenate you in the morning or evening after a long day of work. Better still, you can upgrade with an extra 60 settings to get 180 grind settings for better perfection on your espresso.
The hand grinder and handle have a super early bird price of $153.00 and an early bird price of $144.00. For anyone who wants it as a 2-in-1 gadget, both the hand and electric grinder, you can pledge $355.00 or pre-order at $403.00. With either of these prices, you will still be saving money off the retail price of $499.00.
Pros and Cons of ARCO 2-in-1 Coffee Grinder
Although the 2-in-1 design gives it quite a competitive edge against other brands globally, ARCO comes with other advantages. For starters, it is relatively compact, lightweight, and highly portable. You do not need ample storage space on your kitchen counter for it, and it can easily fit in a backpack when traveling. It’s made from durable and robust aluminum, plus an exquisite black finishing.
Unfortunately, upgrading to 180 grind settings comes at an extra cost, too. Additional customization will also cost you an extra $36.00, and $24.00 for a hand grinder storage case.
Arco 2-in-1 or the hand grinder on its own are still pricey, compared to but a hand and electric grinder separately on sites like Amazon. Some hand grinders go for $100.00 or less, while the Arco hand grinder is about $150.00 on Kickstarter.
About The Team
Goat Story, founded by Anze Miklavec in Slovenia, started by crowdfunding for its first product, GOAT Mug in 2014. Since then, the company has released more products, including the GINA, a smart coffee instrument, and a cold brewing kit. Arco is the company’s newest product. The founder has also released other crowdfunding projects for his other brand, MyEqua.