A unique blend of Japanese brewing style using the best coffee beans from sources all over the globe. In pursuit of the perfect cup.
When you think of really great coffee you think of South America, Italy, Hawaii (Kona is a fine bean). Something that is catching like wild fire in New York City is a Japanese method of brewing Kohii (Coffee).
Japan imports more coffee than France and has a history with coffee that spans almost 90 years! There is a science behind it, steeped in tradition as most things are in Japan. It involves a slow method of brewing the coffee through an very narrow cone shaped filter. The filter is designed specifically for this purpose without any seams (as they feel that the grounds that catch on the seam can become over saturated and give bitter tones to your cup).
I have to say that I've been a coffee lover for many many years. I have never in my life had a better cup of coffee (even out of the expensive automatic coffee centers you can find from places like Jura Capresso).
My family and I have wanted to put together a coffee shop for quite a long time. All of our children are 'grown up' and we have all decided it would be really cool to get together and help make this coffee shop a reality and get it off the ground. That said, we have 2 sons (age 24 and 20), and 3 Daughters (Age 23, 22, and 19). We also have a 1 year old grandson that likes to steal coffee from any cup that is left alone for more than 10 seconds!! They are all willing to pitch in and get the day to day work done.
What I am going to use the funds for:
The build out :) To pull this off I need to have a pretty nice build out. That doesn't mean I need a million bucks though. I have the honor of having some seriously talented friends who are willing to help me with the gift of their time, labor and skill sets. So the funds are going to be used to purchase additional materials to really "Set the place off".
The details are the most important part of a themed food venue. While we will not be offering a lot of food our Japanese brewing technique makes for a great theme potential. So creating that perfect relaxed, peaceful Japanese themed environment is going to be one of the line items for this build out.
I'll deliver to businesses, and serve a great cup to anyone that walks in. Great pastries, cookies, brownies and free wi-fi will be ready for all those who come in.
***NOTE: We just found out that Fox Vally Metro is requiring us to put in a Grease Trap which will increase our cost for this buildout about $2,500.
Well the Water Reclamation entity for our area (Fox Valley Metro) says that you need a grease trap for a coffee only shop because there is "oil" in coffee from the beans, and too man shops are adding things like sandwiches, soup pots, and what not as an add-on. The good news is... now we can add things like soup, sandwiches, and other goodies :)
The grease trap is a device that is designed to separate oil from the waste water that is poured down the drains. It helps keep the oil out of the waste water, and apparently the water reclamation people take that water and filter it/repurpose it. Can't fault them for that I guess!
pledged of $5,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on June 11, 2012.
May 12, 2012 - Jun 11, 2012 (30 days)
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A warm e-mail greeting and a hearty thank you!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Provided you live in the United States, we will send you a 4oz sampler package of our best coffee as a thank you!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Provided you live in the United States, we will send you a 8oz sampler package of our best coffee.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Provided you live in the United States, we will send you a small basket with an assortment of 4oz Coffee Samplers from our Store. You will also get a "I helped fund Kohii = Coffee" t-shirt. This is a pressed T-Shirt you can specify your size S,M,L,XL,2XL,3XL,4XL,5XL in July when we place the orders for the shirts.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Provided you live in the United States, we will send you a large gift basket that will include large bags of our best coffee, along with our branded mugs to drink them from. You will get a card that is hand signed and a photo of our store that you helped make happen. You will an Embroidered T-Shirt that says "Kohii = Coffee Founding Member". You will also be able to specify the size up to 5XL in July when we place the orders for the shirts.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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You will get a founding member identification card. Your name, or the name of your organization will be put in a frame, and hung seperately in our store. We will send you a large gift basket that will include several large bags of our best coffee, along with our branded mugs to drink it from. You will get a card that is hand signed and a photo of our store that you helped make happen. You may come to visit our store, show your founding member card and introduce yourself! We would love to buy you a cup of our finest coffee. You will also receive an Embroidered Hooded Sweat Shirt that says "Kohii = Coffee Founding Member", you will be able to specify the size up to 5XL in July when we place the orders for the sweat shirts.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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We have an incredible artist that is going to be doing large murals on our wall, beautiful hand painted scenes of Japanese coffee culture. He will be making 5 sketches of these murals before they are put on the walls. They will be signed and numbered 1 through 5. You will get one of these beautiful sketches, and the Large Basket, The Founding Member Card, and Founding Member Photo. We would love to buy you a cup of coffee if you come to the store! You will get a t-shirt, a hat, a mug, and a bag that are branded with the Kohii = Coffee Founding Member logos. We will be ordering these in July you can specify the sizes you need at that time. You will also receive a 1 pound bag of our Coffee of The Month every month for the next year.Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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This is available to only 2 people total. You get everything in Reward #7, however you will also get 1 pound of our best coffee every month for 3 years. In addition, you will be able to come to the shop where you and up to 4 of your friends can have any beverage we make free once a week for the same forever duration we described above. (Yes even the expensive iced beverages that you might see at a Starbucks for $5 a pop).Estimated delivery: Aug 2012