hornbyben I think you summed up the big challenge for them.
That said, they appear to be well down the development track and are only seeking a very modest funding level of EU30,000 which they will easily exceed.
My guess is that they don’t need much funding but are on KS to generate buzz, which is exactly what is happening in forums around the world.
I love my Decent, it’s the only piece of kit that has remained on my espresso island these last 18 months as more than 20 other grinders and machines came and went around it, while I figured out what I wanted.
But I also love the idea that it may have a credible challenger.
But at some point. the creators of the Maro are going to have to come up with some very solid reasons as to why punters should opt for an unproven newcomer with what looks like less features and less community support (Decent Diaspora is remarkable) - all for more money.