Help Empire Tea & Coffee add the finishing touches to their second location right near 1st Beach.
In September of 2004, Empire Tea & Coffee opened at 22 Broadway in Newport, Rhode Island.
From the start, our goal was to create the finest community coffee shop where high-‐ quality coffee, tea, and espresso products were expected.
Over the past eight years, we’ve watched our community grow; we’ve made a lot of friends and hosted hundreds of events to bring people together.
Now, we are starting the whole process over again. We’ve committed to opening our second café, but this time we want to do it differently. Before we open the doors to the public, we want to have the tools to best serve our customers...and we are looking for your help to do it.
The purpose of this project is to raise money so we can build a coffee cupping bar, finish the lighting design, and secure an espresso machine. To make this a true community-‐oriented project, we’ve asked local artisans to provide interior design components and promotional materials. The funds we raise will help us purchase this equipment and pay all the local artists involved.
For those of you who want to lend a hand in making this dream a reality, we’re offering a lot of great rewards (check them out to your right). Our favorite is the new Coffee Addict T-shirt design from our friend Sasha. It has a great print on the front with our name on the back.
We appreciate any of the support you can give – either backing our project, or by spreading the word to friends and family members. With your help, we will create a new coffee house that can be your home away from home; where the baristas know your name and you can expect nothing but the finest products.
It is not possible for us to have been around as long as we have without the great support of our community including our local residents, the visitors to Newport from all over the world and the students of the local universities. We give you our heart felt thanks.
For this project we would specifically like to thank the following for all their help in making this dream possible:
Castle (the band) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Castle-the-band/113616838706126
Robert Thomas Interior Architecture
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $7,500 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 24, 2012.
May 17, 2012 - Jun 24, 2012 (38 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Voyeur Level: for contributing $1 or more you get our thanks and access to the backer's only updates that will feature pictures, videos and our thoughts about opening a new coffee shop. Go through the joy and frustration with us as we try to get the doors open before summer is over.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Sir Mix-A-Lot Level: You are now the proud owner of 1 pair of bubble butt boy short style underwear. On the front is a classic Bubble Tea icon and the back it proudly tells the world "I have a Bubble Butt". You will be able to pick from a few colors. You will also have access to our backers only blog to see what we are up to.International orders please add $10Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $25 or more
The Fix: You love your caffeine and want to show the world. This is for you. We have your choice of our new Coffee Addict T-shirt designed by our favorite artist Sasha or if you want to go old school we have our original white on black coffee addict shirt. Both are available in unisex or fitted. And of course access to our backer's only updates. International orders please add $10Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $35 or more
Brew Bar Level: A new limited edition travel mug (once again designed by Sasha), a limited edition coffee addict sticker, access to our backer's only updates and your first month of hot or iced coffee in this mug is on us. International orders, please add $10Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $55 or more
0 backers Limited (50 of 50 left)
Fashionista Level: This limited reward features 1 t-shirt of your choice, a pair of bubble butt underwear, a coffee addict sticker, update access and a admission to our celebration party featuring our favorite local musicians Castle (the band) as heard on our kickstarter video. We will announce the date of the concert after we open our doors. Please no international orders.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $55 or more
Fashion Forward Level: 1 t-shirt of your choice, a pair of bubble butt underwear, a coffee addict sticker, backer only update access and our thanks. International orders please add $10Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $125 or more
Empire Collection: You want it all, so we are going to give it to you. 2 coffee addict t-shirts (you pick the design), 2 pair of Bubble Butt underwear, a limited edition Empire Travel Mug (with the first month of free coffee), a coffee addict sticker and backer only access to our updates. International orders please add $15.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $275 or more
0 backers Limited (25 of 25 left)
Quad shot: 4 t-shirts, 4 pair of Bubble Butt underwear, 4 stickers, 4 limited edition travel mugs. backer only access to updates and an invite to our celebration concert featuring Castle (the band) and if that wasn't enough you can come by for our pre-opening happy hour and be among the first to see the new Empire and hang out with your favorite barista's. International orders please add $15Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $500 or more
1 backer Limited (19 of 20 left)
Coffee Addict Level: For your dedication to great coffee, you will get the well deserved coffee addict t-shirt, the stickers, the concert invite and our new Annual Coffee subscription mug. You will be the first to get your pre-release 2013 Empire Tea & Coffee mug with your name laser engraved on it, and it has a year's supply of brewed coffee (hot or iced) waiting to go in it when you visit either location till 2014. You will also be invited to the pre-opening happy hour and be among the first to see our new space and enjoy some coffee with us.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012