Lagom P64 is officially coming soon!

Hello all!

 

As some of you may already know from our not-so-subtle hints on the home page and Instagram, we have an exciting news to share! After a couple years in the work, we are finally ready to share this news about adding a new single-dosing grinder to our product line.

Lagom P64 is our take on flat burrs single-dosing grinder for home coffee enthusiasts who are looking to up their game for the light roasted coffees that some of us have come to love and enjoy - or if you are still new to it and are open to explore more! Our goal was to create a user friendly flat burrs grinder for domestic use case, in a compact form factor but with commercial-grade build quality and without sacrificing the quality in other aspects.

We have just posted some information on the product page and will continue to be releasing more information and specs about the grinder in the coming weeks.

At the moment, we are finalising the pricing but should have the details soon. We are aiming to open up the pre-order in early September with a target delivery timeline by the end of the year.

If this sounds exactly like what you need, let us know @ contact@option-o.com to register your interest and to get notified for our pre-order! We’re keen to hear from you and can’t wait to share more about our new grinder!

Best regards,

Option-O

SU
Partnership and merging with Helor Design

As you may already know, the HSM is the result of a partnership project between OPTION-O and Helor Design (Global Division) and we really hit it off. To better collaborate for future projects and to grow together, we have agreed to merge and to eventually operate as a one company as OPTION-O, LLC.


What does this mean to you if you have purchased a grinder from Helor Design (helor-coffee.com or helor.com.au) and authorised retailers previously? Worry not, we (together with Helor Design) will continue to provide customer support as OPTION-O, LLC. So there should not be any consequence on your part as a customer.

 
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Brook
New bean loading funnel available for all existing HSM owners

We hear you! One of our customers’ feedback was they wish the bean loading process into the HSM can be further aided with a loading funnel. It did take us a while to get there, but we’re proud to say we finally got there!

After repeated brainstorming and prototyping, we have finally settled on a design that satisfies our long list of requirements - it was not easy! To preserve the aesthetic and the overall product design, we have used the same Stainless Steel material that the Stance is made from. Some may say it’s overkill just for a funnel, but we say why not? :-) Fun fact: each funnel is carved out of stainless steel billets close to 1.3kg (or about 3 lb for our US friends). The final weight of the assembled funnel is 370 g (0.8 lb).

With the new loading funnel, not only the bean loading process will be easier, but as added perks, the beans won’t be popping out as you would expect (you do not need the lid anymore) and beans can be loaded with the motor running if you ever have to do that.

Here we present you the bean loading funnel with a short video to demonstrate how it works.  We hope you like it!

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There is one more important backstory we want to share. We initially received the bean loading funnels *excitedly*, only to find that all the funnels were dented and had marks on them. Naturally we sent them back for refinishing, but were told that they can not be 100% just from re-polishing especially for some of the marks or dents. One alternative is to remake the funnels from scratch and discard these imperfect funnels. However that doesn’t sit well with us since they are all perfectly functional, and the marks are quite minor in most cases - some may even pass them off as perfectly new. But for the sake of transparency we decided to come forth with it.

Here are some of the examples:

 
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So here’s what we have decided to do a little differently: whether you’re from the first batch or the latest batch, we will send them completely free-of-charge, including the shipping fee!

If you are an existing HSM owner (for motorised version only), please send us an email (contact@option-o.com) to confirm your current address. We will be more than happy to send one of the funnels to you.

Of course if you decide to cover some of the cost for us after receiving it we would appreciate that too. But that is completely up to you and it depends on how happy you are with the loading funnel in use. :-)

Brook
Shipping!

Dear all,

It is taking longer than we initially expected, but we are glad to announce that the first batch of Helor Stance Motors are being shipped! We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during this period. If you are on the September delivery list, you might have already received notification from Helor with your order’s tracking detail. If not, look forward to it in your inbox over the next few days!

If you have any inquiry relating to your order or in using the grinder, please do not hesitate to contact us directly @ contact@option-o.com. We are here to help!

As for our customers who are on October delivery list, we have started working on the production since early September. Things are under way and we expect to send an updated shipping timeline with more details in two weeks time.

Best Regards,

Option-O

SU
Progress update!

Hello all!

You might be wondering what’s been happening at Option-O – we apologise for the silence, but worry not, we have been hard at work in the background to ensure the production is moving along smoothly. There has been a little delay (says who manufacturing and managing supply chain are never straight forward - whoever he/she may be, that's so right!). However, we have received most parts and are expecting to have enough parts to start assembling and performing final QC by next week. At this point, we are still aiming for a mid-September shipping delivery.

Update 27th September: Unfortunately we encountered an unexpected delay due to part finishing issue. We are working on that and are waiting for the parts to come back to us. We are sorry for the delay but we hope that each delivered grinder will meet our quality standards.

While you are waiting patiently, we thought you might be interested some pictures of the Stance Motors in the making.

These are the motor housing bodies just before being sent out for finishing.

These are the motor housing bodies just before being sent out for finishing.

This is the shaft that will be doing the hard work driving the Stance - made in stainless steel because we want it to be strong enough to serve two lifetimes!

This is the shaft that will be doing the hard work driving the Stance - made in stainless steel because we want it to be strong enough to serve two lifetimes!

One of our little helpers/AKA magic-enablers in the background.

One of our little helpers/AKA magic-enablers in the background.

Our dosing funnel made to match the height of the portafilter fork – as promised, in stainless steel like the Stance. A little overkill but we thought why not?

Our dosing funnel made to match the height of the portafilter fork – as promised, in stainless steel like the Stance. A little overkill but we thought why not?

More parts on the way...

More parts on the way...

These are the LED switches that will go onto all the Stance Motors. When they lit up it means delicious coffee is on its way. :-)

These are the LED switches that will go onto all the Stance Motors. When they lit up it means delicious coffee is on its way. :-)

That’s all for now and we hope to bring great news with the next update! Thanks again for your support and patience.

Best Regards

Option-O

SU
Pre-order for early-mid September delivery sold out

Dear all

Some of you may have noticed we had stopped taking pre-orders on the website. We truly apologise for that as the demand has exceeded our initial estimation and we are out of the Stance units to fulfil any more new order for early-mid September delivery.

However, to keep to our promise of the cut-off date and if you do not mind your grinder to be delivered at a slightly later date, we are happy to honour our pre-order price, as long as we receive the orders before 31st of August. We expect to receive more Stance units next month and the delivery for new orders is estimated to be early October. We will update our website shortly to reflect that and the updated delivery date for new orders.

Again, we apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for the interest in our grinder.

 

Best Regards

Option-O

SU