America’s thriving coffee culture was spawned largely in the Pacific Northwest, so it’s fitting that Hourglass Coffee, founded in Oregon, stirred new passions among coffee connoisseurs with its cold water brew system, the Hourglass coffee maker.
Hourglass co-founders Bob Neace and Todd Maas set out to create an attractive and practical coffeemaker that would produce great tasting, low-acid coffee. The coffeemaker required a BPA free material capable of providing superb clarity and durability.
Neace and Maas selected Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for the body of the coffeemaker. "By using Tritan™ we gain durability with the benefit of it being safe to use in the dishwasher," explained Kim Kapp, marketing director for Hourglass. "This further enhances the product's ease of use." The durability of Tritan™ made Hourglass easily portable. It’s safe to tote and practical in a college dorm, at the beach house, or camping in the RV. Powered by cold water and time, the Hourglass is also eco-friendly: no electricity or paper filters are required
The cold water filtration process used in the Hourglass coffee maker extracts the natural flavor of coffee beans without releasing undesirable acids and oils, as is the case in heat processing. A distinctive, smooth taste and low-acid properties are the biggest attractions of Hourglass coffee. Independent lab tests show Hourglass has 69.6 percent less acidity than the traditionally-brewed alternative.