Our coffee is roasted daily for customers both local and around the world. Awesome fresh roasted coffee, good deeds for the community
Chazzano Coffee was born in Cranford, New Jersey in 2002. My love for coffee, however, was born well before. There was something about coffee that captured my senses…and my imagination. Yet, most of the coffee I could find left me…without the proper melody. So, while my kids played in the yard and my wife rolled her eyes, I began my journey to create the perfect cup of coffee.
Soon, I began to fill my neighborhood with the sweet aroma of fresh, home-roasted coffee. I was happy…and so were the neighbors. Our friends and neighbors enjoyed my coffee as we gathered, talked and played games. They came in as acquaintances, neighbors, even strangers…but they always left as friends.
In 2007, we moved to Michigan. In October 2009, Chazzano Coffee Roasters and Cafe opened in Ferndale. Michigan. From the beginning, we knew that Chazzano was about more than just great coffee. Chazzano has become a meeting place...not just a place to meet your friends, but a place to meet new friends. The beauty of an incredible cup of coffee is shared by people from all walks of life and, through the coffee, connections are made.
What makes our coffee so spectacular is the freshness. Two and a half weeks after the date it is roasted, we donate our coffee to homeless shelters and community organizations. Our coffee grounds go to local community gardens that help the residents of Detroit.
Over the last two and a half years, Chazzano has grown rapidly. In addition to our retail customers, we have gone from just 3 wholesale accounts in 2009 to over 110 today. Restaurants, specialty stores and offices are now serving our coffee. Their customers and clients appreciate that the coffee that they drink is as special as the food that they have enjoyed. We ship our coffee to customers all over the United States.
With your help, Chazzano can continue to grow. We plan to use this money to buy green, unroasted coffee beans from around the world. We buy our coffee in 132-150 pound bags from farms in countries like Ethiopia, Mexico, Nicaragua and Sumatra. All of our beans are fair trade and organic. Often, our beans come from small farms that, through our purchases, are able to keep their businesses growing. One of the lots we bought last year was from a cooperative run solely by women-Nicaragua Las Nubes. Being able to help small farmers is one of the great joys of being a specialty coffee roaster.
I have many opportunities for direct trade with farmers of small coffee plantations in Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. With my purchases of coffee, Chazzano Coffee may have a positive influence on the future of their farms and the health of their families. In 2011, Chazzano Coffee bought 38 lbs. from a single farm that ONLY! grew 38lbs. because they did not have the capital to buy fertilizer for their awesome coffee.
pledged of $10,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 19, 2012.
May 14, 2012 - Jun 19, 2012 (36 days)
Pledge $10 or more
We'll send you a Chazzano Coffee signature coffee scoop.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
We'll send you a fresh roasted half pound of Ethiopia Harrar coffee- notes of blueberry, cherry, pipe tobacco, with a red wine finish- Whole Bean or Ground. It's your choice. We appreciate your support.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $60 or more
1 backer Limited (49 of 50 left)
We'll send you a fresh roasted pound of awesome, crazy good, Chazzano Ethiopia Harrar, and we'll add a signature Chazzano cup and saucerEstimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
9 backers Limited (16 of 25 left)
We'll send a pound of one of our 40 different single origin coffees and a signature 2-cup Chazzano French Press. How about a signature Chazzano cup and saucer, too? That seems fair.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $500 or more
You'll have naming rights to one of our signature blends. How about changing the name of our Creamy Dreamy Blend to the Warren Buffet Blend? We'll send to you one pound of your Signature Blend, along with a 4-cup French Press and 2 of our signature Chazzano cups and saucers.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
In addition to Reward #5, One pound of your Signature Blend will be sent to you every two weeks for 6 months.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
For your great generosity, we'll send you a Vacuum Syphon Brewer, 8-cup French Press, 4 signature Chazzano mugs, and 1 year membership in our Chazzano Carefree Coffee Club. We'll ship one pound of your Signature Blend or coffee of your choice twice a month for 1 full year.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012