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Friday March 22, 2024

Facility upgrade, upcoming releases, SCA show & more

3 grinders next to each other

Zerno HQ is bigger & better than ever

While we loved the facility we moved into this past November, we’ve already outgrown the space. Earlier this week we moved into a new facility and are currently finishing facility buildout. We will have photos and more details to share soon, but here’s what is new:

  • Total facility space increased 3x
  • QA prep & packaging space increased 2x 
  • Dedicated rooms for: shipping, finishing, woodworking, storage
    These upgrades will help us overcome challenges with production planning, reduce lead times, and tighten our QA.

Z1 part of the grinder- the holder

Our packaging station received a serious upgrade.

We’ve added new packaging and shipping tables, along with commercial-grade inspection lights.  as well as extra bright inspection lights.

The station also now includes fast industrial printers and a cool automated dispenser with ‘fragile’ labeled tape to help ensure that your grinder arrives safely and in pristine condition

Zerno Company Updates

The Zerno Team is Growing

We are hiring a dedicated technician to ensure there is a constant stream of finished parts ready for assembly, along with a warehouse manager to lead day to day operations and supplier relations at our new facility. The goal with our growth is to scale into our demand while providing Vel with the bandwidth to focus on product innovations and broader company direction.

P.S. – We are conducting interviews as we speak and always looking for talented folks to join the team. If you know someone local in the west Chicagoland area, please get in touch.

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Product Innovations

You’ve probably heard rumors about recent Z1 R&D innovations, or even about new product releases.

We can neither confirm nor deny those rumors, but you can expect more information soon : )

Our next release is coming April 1st

Join our waitlist before 4/1 to ensure that you reserve your place in this upcoming production run.

Current delivery estimates for this run take us through the end of 2024, and orders will be fulfilled based on the order that we receive them.

Important note: Waitlist participants will receive an email with more information before April 1st. Find your waitlist ticket order in your Zerno customer account. This email list does not autmoatically put you are on the waitlist.

Customers With Open Orders:

(Round 4/5 Presale & Magnetic Portafilter Holders)

We are working around the clock to fulfill your orders & more information will be shared directly with everyone who has an open order.

Join Us at SCA next Month

We will be at booth 2554 near our friends at Meticulous – Come say hey to Vel & the team and watch Zerno compete in the Best New Product category.

Thank you for your support

Zerno is a small but mighty startup dedicated to developing the best products for people just like us – those who appreciate coffee more than most.

Your support during the early days means the world to us, and we are grateful to be part of this global community of coffee lovers.

– Vel
Founder @ Zerno