melodrip co.


We make instruments for brewing coffee.

I realized early in my brewing journey that good coffee doesn’t like being forced into conformity. Whether being shattered into trillions of uneven particles when ground, or swirled randomly inside a brewer with a kettle pour, coffee behaves the way it wants to, whether or not our intentions are scientific or purely casual. 

It was then, when I began to question the concept of “precision” in coffee brewing, and the tools and methods that claimed to do the job accordingly. I started to focus less on variables we can control, and more on those we can’t control. 

I’ve spent years testing, documenting, and understanding every subcomponent of various pourover techniques, and I soon realized that pouring water was a process that contributed to the highest amount of variability in the slurry. 

Hydration, saturation, temperature distribution, and agitation… After observing and measuring the effects of these techniques, it was clear that in many cases, the gooseneck kettle alone was not capable of fully controlling these variables with precision.  Especially in regards to controlling agitation. 

So I started making various prototypes assembled from petri dishes, kitchen utensils, lab gear, and hardware paraphernalia, then MD was born. 

In 2015 I decided to take the next step and take this project on full time, not only to realize the potential of melodrip, but to share it first hand with the public and exchange ideas on this new way of brewing. 

So I shared my theories and prototypes with two friends, Julie and Haomin, and immediately found myself establishing a partnership that was to become our company - melodrip co. 

We invested our time and resources along with our passion and expertise to develop a multitude of prototype dishes and handles.  We spent countless hours of testing and developing recipes that would work with the myriad of home and professional configurations to agree on a product that met our standards.  Then in early 2016, melodrip finally went into production. 

We created a limited number of fully operational "beta test" versions of melodrip, creating packaging, some early instructions, and sending them around the world - entirely for free. 

The positive feedback gave us the confidence and support to launch our successfully funded Kickstarter campaign in 2017.

We immediately gained worldwide interest and support from the professional and enthusiast coffee community. 

Since then, melodrips have made their way into the hands of thousands of baristas, competitors, and home brewing enthusiasts worldwide.

You have all made us the company we are today.  Thank you!


melodrip co.

Ray Murakawa | Juliana Hung | Haomin Lo