Essense is a coffee project where people from all over the world can contribute to its development!

Ideas, suggestions, creativitity, imagination are the keywords!

“Be a Taster” Community

Dedicated to all coffee lovers

or people who want and love to make a new coffee experience.

Anyone who loves spending a bit of his/her time

for a coffee project can contribute to the creation of a new product:

a new way to enjoy coffee.

Who is behind Essense

Coffee is a drink which has always fascinated us owing to its culture,

its origins, and its history

We are a team of people who love Coffee

and the experience that is around it.

ANDREA BERNARDI

CEO & Essense Creator

Let’s not pretend that things will change if we keep doing the same things

(Albert Einstein)

ELISABETTA BIANCHI

Product Manager

Simplicity makes things big

CHIARA BERNARDI

Food and Drink consultant

Less is more

(Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe)

MASSIMO DAMIANO

Visual Designer

Design is thinking made visual

(Saul Bass)

RAFFAELE ROMANO

Photographer

Everythings happens for a reason

ALBERTO BEGLIARDO

Website

Code is poetry

A special thank to you all, for the support and suggestions we have been receiving for lots months. Thank to them and to help us making this project possible. It wouldn’t have been the same without the Community!

Essense is being developed thanks to:

Aarian

Aaron Aguilar

Aaron Gibson

Aaron Trent

Adam

Adam

Ahmad Shodiq

Aidan Grime

Aki Loiri

Al Leibbrand

Alan Van Reese

Alessandro Costa

Alessandro

Alex Belser

Alex Shea

Alex

Alexander Isett

Alexandra Wakeling

Alina Korally

Alvin Cheng

Amanda Anstice

Ambrus Bela

Amy Gesell

Amy Honour

Amy Ott

Ana

Andrea Lynn

Andrew Bray

Andrew

Andrew Chew

Andrew  Sum

Anna Miller

Anne Kretzschmann

Anthony Eldridge

Anthony Williams

Barnabé Dubus

Benji Walklet

Benton Garrett

Bernard Cockhern

Besana Besana

Bill Doerflein

Bill Hooven

Blake Sager

Bob Cox

Brad Greene

Brad Weaver

Brandon Cox

Brenda Jeffries

Brett Menzie

Brian Christensen

Candace Ne Ville

Carlos Scott

Carlos Arantes Frigerio

Chad Covino

Chan Guo Dongq

Chase Bachman

Chris Camporeale

Chris Spano

Christina

Christoffel

Christopher Jacobsen

Christopher Reynolds

Christopher Schaefer

Clark Le Compte

Claus Christiansen

Cody Thomas

Collette  Mcdaid

Corey Hand

Cory Cunningham

Dan Fogel

Daniel  Robinson

Daniel Kao

Daniel Robinson

Dave  Johnson

David Ellsworth

David Gustafson

David Mutnick

David Ne Ville

David Sterns

David Walters

David  Kim

Debbie Stuchbury

Deborah Campbell-Wright

Debra Palmer

Denis  Soares

Denise

Dennis  Joergensen

Drew Duvall

Dylan MacIntyre

Ed Hunerberg

Eduardo Hernandez

Ehsan Ghiassian

Eka Suryadi Chandra

Eleonora Badellino

Eli Long

Elisa Thrasher

Elisabeth Quilter

Elissa Reich

Elizabeth Casaus

Elizabeth Filoramo

Emanuel  Ciarravano

Eric Anderson

Eric Beverding

Eric Busby

Eric Faden

Erika Szymanski

Ernest Valentin

Ethan Hill

Ethel Berger

Evan Peterson

Evan Peterson

Federico Reineri

Felipe Gonzales

Fiona

Francesco Acerbi

Francesco

Francisco

Garrett Oden

Garry Baker

Gary Cohen

Georgios Monokandylos

Gergo Adam

Gianna Caiola

Gilar  Jodi

Gisel

Greg Sherwin

Guy Chriqui

Hannah Martin

Hannah  Greene

Hannes

Hanseul Kim

Harriet

Hayley Van Gelder

Ilya Volfson

Jacob  Barry

Jacob  Nakano

Jairo Pérez

Jake Barry

James Cusson

Jared  Yeoh

Jared  Yeoh

Jarrod Wagner

Jeff Bailey

Jeff Knickerbocker

Jeff Randleman

Jeffery Campbell

Jennifer Thrasher

Jenny McDonough

Jesse Robinson

Jessica

Jhonny

Jirair Tossounian

Joe Crotty

Joe Hassall

Joel  Elder-Cooper

John Ferrari

John Thompson

Jonas Knap

Jonathan Craker

Jonathan Hostetler

Jorge Ruiz

Jose Raul Gonzalez Alonso

Joseph Antoniello

Joseph Robertson

Joseph Sanchez

Joseph Tavenier

Julian

Julie Anfenson

Kamil

Karin Shibata

Kaspar Bossers

Kat Hanif

Katharina  Kuehnelt

Keith  Cialino

Kelvin Bottle

Kenneth

Kenny  Park

Kevin  Zittle

Kirk Janowiak

Kirk Winterrowd

Kit Fam

Koch Fletcher

Konstantin Steinmeyer

Kris Fronzak

Kris Johnson

Kyle Reden

Kyle Ryc

Lance Neffendorf

Laurie Morris

Leigh Mellington

Leila

Leili

Lenny Cohen

Lily Chen Heller

Linda Louden

Lorenzo  Viganò

Lucas  Jahn

Lucia Cariaggi

Luke Loeffler

Luke Storey

Luke Tabor

Richey

Mahan

Mandy Click

Marco Cuevo

Margaret Jones

Maria Jose

Marina Casati

Mark Romano

Mark Shannon

Martin

Martin  Jarrett

Martyn Streeting

Maryam Riahi

Mateo

Mathieu Landry

Matt Delaney

Matt Hill

Matt McGaffey

Matt Pepple

Matt Polifko

Matt  Wagner

Matthew Robinson

Max  Grasa

Melody Morris

Michael Bredehorn

Michael Johnson

Michael Kuliani

Michael  Childs

Michal Strudl

Michela Gosmar

Mick Weijers

Miguel Lampel

Mike Conley

Mikkel  Petersen

Mitchell Griffin

Mohammed Shahid

Mustafa çetinkaya

Nat Vine

Nathan Paul

Nathan Richardson

Nathan C  Danby

Nguyen

Nicholas Wright

Nicholas James Erber

Nick Brown

Nick Hencye

Nick Murdick

Nick Smith

Nick Usborne

Nikem Prophet

Noah Appel

Noah Westreich

Olivia

Ove Gronli

Paloma Lozano

Panagiotis  Kotsibos

Pat Khunachak

Patrick Filler

Patrick Fu

Patrick Groenewold

Patrick O’Neill

Petr

Poo Choo Low

Rachel Hirsch

Ray Chiang

Rebecca Mahar

Richard Stiller

Rick Brenes

Robert Archbold

Robert Craig

Robert LaRoche

Robert Lutz

Robert  Young

Robin Linnemann-Silverberg

Rohan McLeod

Roland Johnston

Ron Ortiguerra

Rowena Walker

Roy Yap

Rudi  Eddy

Rusty Obra

Ryan Wilks

Sania Khursheed

Serena  Tornusciolo

Shane Anderson

Shea Hagan

Shun-Tang

Silvano

Silvia  Sarria

Sinee Jan

Srinivas Thupakula

Stacey  Boyd

Stephen Frost

Steve Rhinehart

Steven Nordstrom

Sultan AlKhonji

Susan Czubay

Susan  Courney

Thomas Hune

Thomas Thrasher

Thomas W Geschwender

Tim Downie

Tonie

Totain

Trevor DeVage

Tyler Butts

Tyler Smith

Tyler  Byrd

Unji Seo

Valentina  Manieri

Valerie Perry

Vanja Vujic

Venkat Chintalapani

Victoria Bate

Wiljan Slofstra

Will

Yiqin

Zach Bussey

Zach  Brown

Zachary Corbett

Zachary

Aarian

Aaron Aguilar

Aaron Gibson

Aaron Trent

Adam

Adam

Ahmad Shodiq

Aidan Grime

Aki Loiri

Al Leibbrand

Alan Van Reese

Alessandro Costa

Alessandro

Alex Belser

Alex Shea

Alex

Alexander Isett

Alexandra Wakeling

Alina Korally

Alvin Cheng

Amanda Anstice

Ambrus Bela

Amy Gesell

Amy Honour

Amy Ott

Ana

Andrea Lynn

Andrew Bray

Andrew

Andrew Chew

Andrew  Sum

Anna Miller

Anne Kretzschmann

Anthony Eldridge

Anthony Williams

Barnabé Dubus

Benji Walklet

Benton Garrett

Bernard Cockhern

Besana Besana

Bill Doerflein

Bill Hooven

Blake Sager

Bob Cox

Brad Greene

Brad Weaver

Brandon Cox

Brenda Jeffries

Brett Menzie

Brian Christensen

Candace Ne Ville

Carlos Scott

Carlos Arantes Frigerio

Chad Covino

Chan Guo Dongq

Chase Bachman

Chris Camporeale

Chris Spano

Christina

Christoffel

Christopher Jacobsen

Christopher Reynolds

Christopher Schaefer

Clark Le Compte

Claus Christiansen

Cody Thomas

Collette  Mcdaid

Corey Hand

Cory Cunningham

Dan Fogel

Daniel  Robinson

Daniel Kao

Daniel Robinson

Dave  Johnson

David Ellsworth

David Gustafson

David Mutnick

David Ne Ville

David Sterns

David Walters

David  Kim

Debbie Stuchbury

Deborah Campbell-Wright

Debra Palmer

Denis  Soares

Denise

Dennis  Joergensen

Drew Duvall

Dylan MacIntyre

Ed Hunerberg

Eduardo Hernandez

Ehsan Ghiassian

Eka Suryadi Chandra

Eleonora Badellino

Eli Long

Elisa Thrasher

Elisabeth Quilter

Elissa Reich

Elizabeth Casaus

Elizabeth Filoramo

Emanuel  Ciarravano

Eric Anderson

Eric Beverding

Eric Busby

Eric Faden

Erika Szymanski

Ernest Valentin

Ethan Hill

Ethel Berger

Evan Peterson

Evan Peterson

Federico Reineri

Felipe Gonzales

Fiona

Francesco Acerbi

Francesco

Francisco

Garrett Oden

Garry Baker

Gary Cohen

Georgios Monokandylos

Gergo Adam

Gianna Caiola

Gilar  Jodi

Gisel

Greg Sherwin

Guy Chriqui

Hannah Martin

Hannah  Greene

Hannes

Hanseul Kim

Harriet

Hayley Van Gelder

Ilya Volfson

Jacob  Barry

Jacob  Nakano

Jairo Pérez

Jake Barry

James Cusson

Jared  Yeoh

Jared  Yeoh

Jarrod Wagner

Jeff Bailey

Jeff Knickerbocker

Jeff Randleman

Jeffery Campbell

Jennifer Thrasher

Jenny McDonough

Jesse Robinson

Jessica

Jhonny

Jirair Tossounian

Joe Crotty

Joe Hassall

Joel  Elder-Cooper

John Ferrari

John Thompson

Jonas Knap

Jonathan Craker

Jonathan Hostetler

Jorge Ruiz

Jose Raul Gonzalez Alonso

Joseph Antoniello

Joseph Robertson

Joseph Sanchez

Joseph Tavenier

Julian

Julie Anfenson

Kamil

Karin Shibata

Kaspar Bossers

Kat Hanif

Katharina  Kuehnelt

Keith  Cialino

Kelvin Bottle

Kenneth

Kenny  Park

Kevin  Zittle

Kirk Janowiak

Kirk Winterrowd

Kit Fam

Koch Fletcher

Konstantin Steinmeyer

Kris Fronzak

Kris Johnson

Kyle Reden

Kyle Ryc

Lance Neffendorf

Laurie Morris

Leigh Mellington

Leila

Leili

Lenny Cohen

Lily Chen Heller

Linda Louden

Lorenzo  Viganò

Lucas  Jahn

Lucia Cariaggi

Luke Loeffler

Luke Storey

Luke Tabor

Richey

Mahan

Mandy Click

Marco Cuevo

Margaret Jones

Maria Jose

Marina Casati

Mark Romano

Mark Shannon

Martin

Martin  Jarrett

Martyn Streeting

Maryam Riahi

Mateo

Mathieu Landry

Matt Delaney

Matt Hill

Matt McGaffey

Matt Pepple

Matt Polifko

Matt  Wagner

Matthew Robinson

Max  Grasa

Melody Morris

Michael Bredehorn

Michael Johnson

Michael Kuliani

Michael  Childs

Michal Strudl

Michela Gosmar

Mick Weijers

Miguel Lampel

Mike Conley

Mikkel  Petersen

Mitchell Griffin

Mohammed Shahid

Mustafa çetinkaya

Nat Vine

Nathan Paul

Nathan Richardson

Nathan C  Danby

Nguyen

Nicholas Wright

Nicholas James Erber

Nick Brown

Nick Hencye

Nick Murdick

Nick Smith

Nick Usborne

Nikem Prophet

Noah Appel

Noah Westreich

Olivia

Ove Gronli

Paloma Lozano

Panagiotis  Kotsibos

Pat Khunachak

Patrick Filler

Patrick Fu

Patrick Groenewold

Patrick O’Neill

Petr

Poo Choo Low

Rachel Hirsch

Ray Chiang

Rebecca Mahar

Richard Stiller

Rick Brenes

Robert Archbold

Robert Craig

Robert LaRoche

Robert Lutz

Robert  Young

Robin Linnemann-Silverberg

Rohan McLeod

Roland Johnston

Ron Ortiguerra

Rowena Walker

Roy Yap

Rudi  Eddy

Rusty Obra

Ryan Wilks

Sania Khursheed

Serena  Tornusciolo

Shane Anderson

Shea Hagan

Shun-Tang

Silvano

Silvia  Sarria

Sinee Jan

Srinivas Thupakula

Stacey  Boyd

Stephen Frost

Steve Rhinehart

Steven Nordstrom

Sultan AlKhonji

Susan Czubay

Susan  Courney

Thomas Hune

Thomas Thrasher

Thomas W Geschwender

Tim Downie

Tonie

Totain

Trevor DeVage

Tyler Butts

Tyler Smith

Tyler  Byrd

Unji Seo

Valentina  Manieri

Valerie Perry

Vanja Vujic

Venkat Chintalapani

Victoria Bate

Wiljan Slofstra

Will

Yiqin

Zach Bussey

Zach  Brown

Zachary Corbett

Zachary

Your ideas can have an impact and help make decisions to shape this new product.

It doesn’t matter who you are, if you love coffee we believe you can contribute with a personal perspective to develop a new coffee experience.


Why the “Be a Taster” project

The idea of creating this project was born because

we strongly believe that a product developed by lots of people

who love it can bring into the world

a new product that you really feel as yours.

Involving thousand of people in this project is an idea

we love and that we want to carry forward with all our passion!

The selected Tasters will be involved into the product development for about five months.

The project has been split in three phases and each phase is preparatory to next one.

stage1

Coffee Cupping tasting

In this first stage you will make a coffee Cupping

to taste several coffees with different roastings

and to understand which coffee

most reflects your tastes and your habits.

To do this you will receive nine packs of whole bean coffee

to make the tasting with the “Cupping” method.

This phase is necessary to select the coffees

that will be used for the coffee pods.

stage2

Test coffee pods with the three brewers in one

This phase is important to understand your opinion about the concept

of the coffee pods combined with the three brewers in one and how to improve it.

You will receive the Essense kit composed by:

• a handcraft glass carafe with a double wall system

• french press accessory

• cold brew accessory

• aeropress adapter

• 36 coffee pods (with coffees chosen from the first stage)

stage3

Further test with coffee pods

You will receive a supply of coffee pods

to test them once again

and to further optimize the extraction system.

All material necessary for the three steps will be provided free. Any custom duties, if required, are at your charge.

Apply to become a Taster