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Help us fund the installation of our new Coffee Roaster! We are committing to doubling our giving toward children in need.
85 backers pledged AU$ 13,196 to help bring this project to life.

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We've been running Kai Coffee for just over three years now and it's been an amazing journey along the way. We started with a small one kilo roaster at home as an experiment to see if we could use coffee to raise funds to support children in developing nations. The experiment worked and three years later we are donating about $1,000 a month towards an orphanage in Uganda and sponsoring 8 children with World Vision Australia. About a year after we started Kai, our small roaster wouldn't keep up with the demand so we hired one of Australia's best specialty coffee roasters to roast for us. Along with great coffee came horrible margins and though we've wanted to give more, we just couldn't continue to afford to run the business and up our giving. That said, now that we have a solid customer base and nearly 16 cafes in Australia serving Kai, we are ready to bring the roasting back in-house and increase that margin so we can give more. That's where you come in! We are committing to double our giving from one dollar, to two dollars for every kilo we roast on our new roaster. In order to do that we need to pay to have it installed at our warehouse which is quite expensive. We need to raise $11,000 to cover our fit out (sealing the walls and floors, installing sinks etc), council application fees, as well as the purchase and installation of the flue system for the building. Above and beyond our target budget, we would greatly appreciate your generosity because we would use that money to pay down the finance loan we have already received for the roaster (an additional $25,000). 

We thank you so much for your consideration and hope that you will partner with us and make this dream a reality for us and the children we sponsor around the world. 

Sincerely, 

The Kai Coffee Family

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Risks and challenges

As with any project requiring approval from Body Corporate and City Council, the main obstacle we have is attaining these approvals and necessary permits. If for some reason we are not able to receive these at our current location we would immediately find another location that would suit our needs and re-apply. We are committing to use 100% of the raised funds to go towards the installation and fit out of our warehouse whether thats in our current location or a future location.

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    Come by our warehouse espresso bar and get any drink you'd like on us! And we will even give you a sticker!

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    Come by our warehouse and get any drink you'd like for you and a friend and a brownie! And we will give you two stickers!

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    We are gonna send you 250g of amazing Arrow Blend!

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    For the Sunny Coasters, grab 10 small coffees of any type on us!!! Valid only at our Warana Warehouse

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    We are gonna send you 250g of single origin!

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    Kai T-Shirt mailed to your door! Rock it all day everyday :)

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    For the Sunny Coasters, grab 10 large coffee's on us! Valid only at our Warana Warehouse.

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    Kai Coffee Mug! We'll send you a sweet mug with our Kai Logo on it and sticker!

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    Kai T-Shirt and a 250g bag of blend or single origin mailed to your door!

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    Grab a Kai T-Shirt and a kilo of the Arrow Blend mailed to your door anywhere in Australia!

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    Grab a Kai T-Shirt and a kilo of the Arrow Blend mailed to your door! Plus we will send you a custom Kai Coffee Mug!

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    Two Kai T-Shirts and a Kilo of the Arrow Blend and a kilo of one of our Single Origins! Now we are talking!!!

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    Barista Course for two! Join in on the fun of our 101 Barista Course. 101 is for total beginners with little to no prior experience. Come and learn about the history of coffee right through to current trends in the industry today. Pull your first shot and spin your first jug as we introduce you to the greatest job on earth (little biased).

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    Pledge AU$ 250 or more About $179

    Sunny Coast Locals. Two Kai T-Shirts and a kilo of the Arrow Blend and a kilo of one of our single origins and 20 large coffees at our warehouse.

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    Brewed Coffee Course! We will enroll you in our brewed coffee course. Come learn the art of the V60 Pour over as well as the syphon. We will give you the head knowledge to make a great brewed coffee but you won't leave empty handed! That's right, we will give you a kilo of your choosing to take home with you!

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    Barista 101 and 201 classes! We will enroll you and a friend in our barista training courses. 101 is for total beginners with little to know prior experience. Come and learn about the history of coffee right through to current trends in the industry today. Pull your first shot and spin your first jug as we introduce you to the greatest job on earth (little biased). In 201 we will get together a second time for an hour and a half to work on milk texturing and pouring and depending on how your doing move into advanced latte art! Everything's included and you'll even take home a 250g bag of one of our blends!

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    Cupping party! That's right, we are going to put on a two hour cupping party for you and a half dozen of your friends. Come ready to cup lots of different coffees from around the world, as well as enjoy an amazing spread of tasty treats. We will also add you name to our Kai Founders Wall in the warehouse!

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    We will dedicate one of our single origins to you or someone you choose. Every bag will get a sticker with your name on it! Be a rock star in the coffee industry! We will also send you a Kai T-Shirt and a Kilo bag of beans. Last but not least we will put your name on our Kai Founders wall in the warehouse!

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    Pledge AU$ 5,000 or more About $3,589

    We will name our next blend after you! This will be one of our blends for our wholesale cafes. That's right you name it and it'll be around for years! We will also send you 2 Kai T-Shirt and a kilo of beans every month for a year, and 20 Large Coffee's valid only at our warehouse. You'll also be able to jump the que every time you come by for immediate service for as long as Kai shall live. You're name is gonna go on our Kai Founders wall and we'd even give you a big hug :)

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