About Almond Cow
The Almond Cow is a new product being crowdfunded on Kickstarter.com that promises to help people make almond milk at home, on their own, in just thirty seconds.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, anyone who has tried to make almond milk at home understands that it can be a messy and time consuming process, which is why the creators of Almond Cow wanted to make a home appliance that could turn this into a quick and easy process.
To do this, they created an adapted blender which is designed specifically for breaking down almonds and other hard tree nuts. The stainless steel blade will dice almonds efficiently while circulating water rapidly “through the vortex it creates.”
As the water passes through the almond pulp, it will collect the nutrients present in the almonds and then flow out of the filter cup. They claim the entire process takes 30 seconds and produces 1.3 liters of ready-to-drink almond milk.
Their website promises that making almond milk at home gives customers three things: fresh almond milk without additives, a reduction of environmentally impact because there is no need to ship almond milk across the country, and no more running out of milk.
Unfortunately this product is not yet available for sale on the open market at this time, as they are still in process of crowdfunding on their Kickstarter page. Their crowdfunding page says that people are able to purchase a single Almond Cow, which includes one Almond Cow unit, one stainless steel filter cup, one filter cup drain, and one detachable power cable for $120. The website does not include any information regarding whether or not this is a discount from the eventual retail price.
According to their crowdfunding page, it seems as though this product will begin being shipped to crowdfunding donators during April of 2017, though these dates may change in the future.
Because this product is not yet actually being sold on the open market, they also do not appear to have any kind of published Refund Policy available for their customers at this time. Hopefully once their product actually begins being delivered to customers that participated in their crowdfunding campaign in the Spring of 2017, they will begin publishing these important policies, but until then customers will need to contact their Customer Service team with any questions they have regarding refunds.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by submitting them directly to them by using the Ask A Question link at the bottom of the Kickstarter page.
Because this company has not actually yet made this product available on the open market, there is no way to know how well it will fulfill all of the promises it has made to its consumers.
However, some of the promises they make are easily criticized, such as the concept that you will “never run out of almond milk again.” The reality is that you will need to remember to purchase almonds and have them on hand the same way you would need to remember to purchase almond milk. In addition, the Kickstarter page says that users will need to remember to soak ½ cup of almonds for at least 4 hours in order to make your fresh almond milk, so the idea that customers will able to effortlessly make almond milk in 30 seconds whenever without warning is not really accurate.
That being said, if you are someone who is interested in homemade almond milk and in reducing waste and food transportation pollution, then this might be a great addition to your kitchen.
Competitors and Alternatives?
As mentioned above, there are many different products available on the market which are advertised as being helpful or necessary to the at-home almond milk making process, but this company is trying to outdo those by providing their customers with an all-in-one system which they say is not currently available on the market.
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