A superlative Caribbean coffee sourced and produced with the utmost respect to the centuries old traditions of this art. Enjoy!
Hello Kickstarters. If you love and appreciate a really good cup of coffee, freshly roasted, with amazing aroma and remarkable crisp bright flavor, then you are in the right place! This is a very special project that will open the door to experiencing coffee like few can... It will be just like owning your own exotic coffee hacienda. Directly from the origin, to your cup...
Welcome to the Café Conquista launch project. Coffee is one of the world's most popular beverages. But a fine freshly brewed specialty coffee, like our Café Conquista, will certainly be a memorable experience.
How it began...
Living right within an amazing region of origin, my husband and I have had the privilege of being able to find, source and enjoy quite a variety of amazing coffees. Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica produce many of the best coffees in the Americas.
Many of my friends and relatives living abroad have become accustomed to receiving and experiencing many of these superb finds, carefully sourced from select farmers visited throughout the year, and roasted for them right on the same day of shipping. This initial network of friends has been growing in size, and desire considerably.
Today, and through this project, we look forward to formally launching the Café Conquista brand in a beautifully designed package presentation that reflects the respect, pride and quality with which our exquisite coffee is produced, selected and shipped to our friends, and now to you. Directly from the origin, to your cup...
What some of our friends (and their friends) had to say...
- "Wow, absolutely delicious...!" -Anthony, Houston, TX
- "Best cup of coffee I've had in years. Amazing." - Figarella, Nashua, NH
- "The aroma is incredible..." - Georgie, Miami, FL
- "Please keep sending..." - Jean-Paul, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The launch project
With the help of coffee lovers like you, we look forward to pre-selling the required minimum amount of Café Conquista to cover for the costs of our launch such as, initial orders of our beautiful packaging components, like valve bags, labels, sacs, setup charges, and many other production related items. Product images are artistic renderings. We will also be sourcing in advanced from farmers in Puerto Rico with amazing coffee finds. Additionally, we will optimize and formally launch a new e-commerce website tailored to better serve you with personalized attention; we are here to serve you. You can review our current website concept here: www.conquistacoffee.com
Café Conquista is produced using only the finest Arabica beans, grown at high altitude and selectively handpicked. It is sourced directly from growers that cultivate and process the coffee with the utmost care and respect to traditions. Throughout the year and the harvesting season we visit the select farms to inspect and assure the coffee is being properly handled, and that you will be receiving a high quality product.
Once the coffee is processed, we take care that it is stored correctly as to preserve the correct humidity and temperature values, avoiding any conditions that might affect its flavor or quality. Our perspective is that green coffee does not travel well, be it by ship or by plane. We believe that it is best preserved in the same environment where it was grown, processed and dried. Once roasted and properly packaged, it will them be ready for the quick trip to your door.
Café Conquista will be available in 12oz bags, either whole bean or ground. All bags are carefully handled and inspected, with its own serial number and hand signed. The inner pouch has a degassing valve, is heat sealed, and provides a zip closure for convenient storage. Our labels will include beautiful details sucha s gold foil lettering, embossing, estate paper, and other. It will make a great gift for your friends or clients!
The main reward is the amazing coffee you will receive, and the great service we will provide to you. But in appreciation for your early support to Café Conquista, you will also become a founding member of our Conquistador Club and secure our best price rates. You will have priority over other orders, and exclusive access to our new coffee finds, blends, and other special offers that will be available as we grow.
Depending on the pledge level that you choose you will receive, and lock on, to a special price below our future web site retail price of $26 (with S&H) per bag. These special prices, similar to our subscription plans, will be valid even for single bag orders whenever you want, without having to subscribe to a plan. After this project launch, access to these prices will require a 6 or 12 months subscription plan.
Additionally, when ordering more than one bag of Café Conquista, you will receive special gifts in appreciation for your kind support. Special gifts include a traditional wooden handle cloth coffee strainer (traditional brewing method in the region), and a sampler of our artisan sweet confections: coconut-sesame, coconut-pineapple and coconut-ginger. These sweet delights go great with our coffee; and we look forward to adding them to our web site offerings. Check them below:
*Shipping and Handling
Orders from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica will not be accepted. We are careful not to compete in any way, even indirectly, with the same farmers and growers we sponsor. Our goal is to help them expand their market through our brand.
All the pledge levels include shipping and handling to the continental US to a single address. However, we are here to provide a service as special as our coffee. We will be glad to provide alternatives if you want to ship your order of multiple bags to different addresses, or whatever else you might need. We will calculate any additional shipping costs and add only that to your total. If you are sending a gift, let us know. We can prepare an elegant gift card on your behalf so they know who to thank for such a special and unexpected surprise.
For international orders we will calculate the exact additional shipping costs to add to the total once we are ready for shipping.
The estimated date for deliveries is 90 days after successfully funding the project and transfer is completed. This will allow for production of all the packaging components.
Music Credits: The beautiful guitar music in our video and web site is courtesy of acoustic guitarist Doug Young. The song is titled "Out of the Woods". You can listen to more of his amazing music at www.dougyoungguitar.com
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $25,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 14, 2012.
Jun 4, 2012 - Jul 14, 2012
Pledge $1 or more
Everything counts. We appreciate your kind support to our project. Your email will be added to our mailing list as to keep you informed of our progress, and updates.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $10 or more
50 backers All gone!
LIMITED EARLY BIRD REWARD! In appreciation to your very early support, you will be receiving a 12 oz bag of Café Conquista, with *USPS Priority S&H included! Yes, we know it is below our cost, but you really deserve it. You will also be inducted in the Conquistador Club as a Founding Member.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $20 or more
You will be receiving one (1) 12 oz bag of Café Conquista, *USPS Priority S&H included!. You will also be inducted in the Conquistador Club as a Founding Member, receive a hand written thank you note and mention in our new web site as a Gold Founder.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $40 or more
You will be receiving two (2) 12 oz bags of Café Conquista, with *USPS Priority S&H included. You will also be inducted in the Conquistador Club as a Founding Member, receive a hand written thank you note and mention in our new web site as a Platinum Founder. PLUS, you will receive the traditional CLOTH COFFEE STRAINER.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $55 or more
You will be receiving three (3) 12 oz bags of Café Conquista, with *USPS Priority S&H included. You will also be inducted in the Conquistador Club as a Founding Member, receive a hand written thank you note, mention in our new web site as Diamond Founder, the traditional cloth coffee filter. PLUS, you will receive the sweet CONFECTIONS SAMPLER.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012
Pledge $100 or more
OFFICE BULK PACK of six (6) 12 oz. bags of Café Conquista, with ALL the above rewards. *USPS Priority S&H included! Also great for corporate gifts.Estimated delivery: Sep 2012