About

Poursteady brings unprecedented speed, precision, and reliability to commercial coffee retailers–and better coffee to their customers–by combining automation, information technology, and design.

2015 NYC Maker fair

Started in 2015

While waiting for coffee at a San Francisco Blue Bottle in late 2012, two robotics engineers observed a problem they knew they could solve. They saw a barista making pour-over after pour-over, repeating the same recipe over and over while the line grew. They believed they could apply the same engineering and technology they used for test rovers for NASA and laboratory equipment for the pharmaceutical industry to busy coffee shops.

Mark Sibenac and Stuart Heys went about building the first prototype. Along with Stephan von Muehlen, they brought it to the NYC Maker Faire in 2013, where it made over 800 cups of coffee in the first weekend.

The team brought home a bunch of ribbons, and the machine was featured on the Tested blog. They realized then there might be more to this than just a science fair project. 

Poursteady and the Steady Equipment Company were born.

Staff

Stephan von Muehlen

Chief Executive Officer

Kait McDougal

Director of Operations

Greg Mihalko

Director of Design and Technology

Kait McDougal

Director of Operations

Board

Stuart Heys

Founder, Board Member

Mark Sibenac

Founder, Board Member

Stephan von Muehlen

Founder, Board Member

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