Voltaire Smart Grinder + Ever Cup Travel Mug

Created by GIR: Get It Right

Voltaire: a portable, high-performance coffee grinder that monitors bean freshness. Ever Cup: a sustainable travel mug for coffee+tea.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Voltaire + Ever Cup - winter update #1
about 2 years ago – Wed, Jan 17, 2018 at 01:01:13 PM

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Ever Cups: The Missing Manual
about 2 years ago – Wed, Dec 06, 2017 at 12:13:34 AM

Ever Cups are arriving around the globe! 

Gonna level with you: while it's truly exciting to hear some of the positive feedback that's been coming through, we also recognize that we made a major error of omission. A manual!

For everyone that's been confused or has opened the box to frustration rather than elation, I want to apologize up front. We have been so close to this project for so long that we didn't realize there were opportunities for confusion in how to take the lids off, open and close them, and protect the cups from breakage.

I also apologize to everyone whose cups arrived cracked! We took special care to package the cups securely and pad them well, but glass is glass... and while it might have been unavoidable, we hate the idea that a single one of you opened your box to find something broken inside. Send me a message or email hello@gir.co if there's something wrong with your cup. We'll fix it.

And now, the manual!

The lid fit on these cups is SNUG. Hook your fingers or thumbs under the lid tab to pry the lid off at an angle. Press down with even pressure to put it back on.

The lid is really tight in order to prevent leaks and sloshing. If it's tight, it's doing its job! But when fully inverted, it is possible for liquids to drip out of the drink hole. Don't do that.

The outer lid should spin around the inner lid to hide or reveal the drink hole. When the glass rim is wet, it's possible for the inner lid to spin around a bit. If that happens, just push down on the lid tab to hold the inner lid in place as you open/close.

The double lid design is clever, but comes with one major caveat: since it fits quite tightly on the glass, spinning the outer lid quickly and forcing it past the tab can cause unexpected breakage. Please take care to rotate the lids carefully and never, ever try to force rotate the outer lid over the tab.

Hope this helps you get to know your Ever Cup a little better. As always, if there's anything we can help with please don't hesitate to shoot us a note at hello@gir.co. Happy Sipping!

The GIR Team

Kickstarter LIVE at 12pm PST, 3pm EST - Ever Cup unboxing + more
about 2 years ago – Tue, Dec 05, 2017 at 11:32:00 AM

Hi everyone!

We're going to have a Kickstarter LIVE event in a little over an hour to walk everyone through an Ever Cup unboxing, share usage tips, and take a look at the latest in Voltaire grinder + smart base.

Tune in on our Kickstarter project page or visit this link to join!


I'm also working on a written Ever Cup use guide which I'll post as a follow-up today, but wanted to get this announcement out to you all asap!


Whoo! Ever Cups have shipped!
about 2 years ago – Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 10:50:06 PM

Finally! Joy, oh joy. We're delighted to let you know that Ever Cups have been shipping out over the past week. If you haven't already seen tracking update emails in your inbox, you will soon. We're using a tracking service called Aftership to send step-by-step notifications so you don't miss a thing. Things should be smooth sailing from here, but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to let us know via KS messages or an email to hello@gir.co.

Yes, we photoshopped the license plate ;) But everything else is real!
Yes, we photoshopped the license plate ;) But everything else is real!

Once again, we can't express enough gratitude for your patience and forbearance during the development process. These cups were a lot of fun to design, but the manufacturing process was a heck of a lot more painful than we've experienced with other projects. They say misery loves company, and well... we were so happy to have your company along the ride, as messy as it was.

Now, all that's left is to celebrate! We hope you love these cups as much as we do. They're beautiful, elegant, and handcrafted. It's been a pleasure to have you by our side.


We'll write more on Voltaire next week, but for now we'll leave you with this photo of a freshly-molded hopper ready for assembly. Like us, it's practically glowing with excitement!

Snow-white Voltaire hopper just out of the molding machine
Snow-white Voltaire hopper just out of the molding machine


And on a final note, this is your last chance to get backer-only pricing on the amazing tongs and whisks from the GIR side of the office. We're so darn proud of these products, and very happy to be able to offer holiday delivery for almost everything in the campaign! The clock is ticking, and we'd love to have you as a part of the fun.

By way of holiday delivery transparency and guarantee: we have mini + ultimate whisks, mini + skinny spoonulas, and a bunch of other items on a truck headed to our warehouse TODAY. Ain't no way we're missing the Christmas tree / Hanukkah table this year. Click here to back the campaign! 

Voltaire + Ever Cup - fall update #4
about 2 years ago – Mon, Nov 27, 2017 at 09:31:47 PM

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