The Arctic Brewer

Chill your coffee in a matter of seconds.

 
 

Problem: There's no good way to instantly cool hot coffee.

Pour over or batch coffee on ice dilutes the coffee and the cold brew process requires many hours and loses out on flavor.

This problem presented an opportunity in the home brewer market for hassle-free, undiluted coffee.


Outlining a Persona

The user makes coffee at home & discerning on taste

The user enjoys cold coffee at their convenience


Gathering Information to Guide the Design

Quantitative survey methods comparing utility of features

Engineering model to estimate parts dimensions, decides between materials, etc.

Modeling the utility of features through choice-based conjoint questions improved our decision-making later in the process.

Modeling the utility of features through choice-based conjoint questions improved our decision-making later in the process.

This engineering model helped decide what to parameterize, make constant, and heavily informed the engineering of the product.

This engineering model helped decide what to parameterize, make constant, and heavily informed the engineering of the product.

Functional prototyping to validate concept, gather empirical data for model

 
In our functional prototyping,  we collected data to build an empirical submodel.

In our functional prototyping,  we collected data to build an empirical submodel.

The functional prototype validated the concept and answered a few questions about tube sizing, tube lengths, etc.

The functional prototype validated the concept and answered a few questions about tube sizing, tube lengths, etc.


Visual Concept

  • Easy pouring with a wide funnel.

  • Control coldness and pour with a spigot.

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  • Store coffee in the copper brewer stand.

  • Comfortably store the ten inch tall brewer.

 
Reducing Food Waste

Reducing Food Waste

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