About Us

How we got started

When two roasters read the same article online and start brainstorming … Discoveries are made!

A very in-depth coffee blogger, Jonathan Gagne, is publishing a book The Physics of FILTER COFFEE. On Dec 9 2020 Jonathon published a blog titled ‘Brewing with the Fellow Stagg [X] Dripper’ In this article Jonathon describes the problem of bypass in the common cone drippers. This set us to thinking and experimenting. What we found surprised us, and yet was so compelling that the NextLevel brewer was born.

Through much trial and error we have arrived at what we feel is a very thought out and efficient brewing method. We believe this brewer could become the versatile / go-to / daily driver for a large segment of the coffee enthusiasts who brew manually. We believe this is the future of coffee brewing and want to share this brewing method with as many as possible.

Our Team

Darren Schmidt

is a bonafide inventor and coffee roaster that has built several coffee roasters and still roasts coffee part time.

Richard Unruh

is the other inventor, a full time roaster and owner at Free Space Coffee.

Brandon Schmidt

is the engineer and manufacturing genius that has a very fine attention to detail. This coupled with a strong work ethic makes for great parts and pieces.
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