We are creating a line of premium coffees, roasted in small batches and beautifully packaged.
Inspired by Good Coffee I love good (fresh, strong) coffee, and wanted to create a line of premium, well-crafted beautifully packaged gourmet coffees.
Coffee Sourcing and Roasting I am working with a great microroaster, who sources some of the finest beans in the world (including certified Fair Trade and organic). Ashmore Coffee beans will be roasted in small batches, packaged immediately in stay-fresh bags, and shipped the same day.
The First Batch: Dark Roasts Our first line of coffees will consist of classic, popular dark roast blends.
The Second Batch: Fair Trade & Organic Beans We are big believers in single-origin, Fair Trade, Shade Grown, and organic coffee beans. The second line (planned for September) will include a selection of these pricier coffees.
Retail Distribution To build sales volume and name recognition, we have set up an Amazon merchant account. To ensure freshness, we are shipping only a few cases at a time; will be tracking roasting dates for each unit; and plan to restock about once a week in small quantities as needed.
The $750 we are requesting would cover the cost of producing our first line of coffees for distribution: wholesale beans, package production, shipping, and fees.
Customized Rewards All of our thank you rewards come from the first batch of coffee blends. If you'd like to wait for the next line of coffees (Fair Trade, organic, single-origin), we are happy to accommodate! Just send us a message and we'll hold your reward.
We'd much prefer to send you bags of whole beans rather than ground, because whole beans stay fresh longer (especially when it comes to our $50 reward, six bags of coffee!). But, if you don't want to deal with grinding your own beans, we will send you ground coffee (for drip or espresso). Just let us know when you sign up for your reward or send a message anytime.
Thank you, thank you, for all pledges!
For those interested in cupping properties, here is some more detail on the first batch blends:
Metropolitan is our house blend. It is a lively, flavorful blend of Central and South American coffee beans, medium-dark roasted with a smooth, balanced finish.
Dark Tempest is a classic French Roast (very dark) blend of Costa Rican Tarrazú beans. The coffee has medium-to-full body and a bold, smoky finish.
Bleeker Street is our Espresso Blend. It is velvety with good body, fruity sweetness, chocolate-like undertones and a smooth, sweet finish. This blend works well as a drip coffee, too.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Jun 7, 2012 - Jun 17, 2012 (10 days)
Pledge $5 or more
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You'll receive a thank you and an Ashmore Coffee fridge magnet! We can ship this reward in the U.S. and internationally. Please add $4.00 for international shipping.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $10 or more
You'll receive one 12oz bag of coffee beans and any blend you choose: Metropolitan, Dark Tempest, or Bleeker Street. A good value: each 12oz bag will retail for about $10.95. We will also send you an Ashmore Coffee fridge magnet! Sorry, this reward available to U.S. residents only.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $25 or more
You'll receive three 12oz bags of coffee beans and your preferred selection of blends: Metropolitan, Dark Tempest, or Bleeker Street. A great deal: each 12oz bag will retail for about $10.95. We will also send you an Ashmore Coffee fridge magnet! Sorry, this reward is available to U.S. residents only.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $50 or more
You'll receive six 12oz bags of coffee beans and your preferred selection of blends: Metropolitan, Dark Tempest, or Bleeker Street. In addition, you can gift any number of reward bags to someone else! One gift address only, please. A great value: each 12oz bag will retail for about $10.95. We will also send you an Ashmore Coffee fridge magnet! Sorry, this reward available to U.S. residents only.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $100 or more
We will send you one 12 oz bag of coffee each month for one year! You may select your own coffee each month, or let us surprise you! This gives you a chance to try our newest coffees as they become available. We will also of course send you an Ashmore Coffee fridge magnet. Sorry, we are not set up to ship coffee internationally yet.Estimated delivery: Jul 2012