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Dirty Girl Coffee exists to create small batch coffee offerings to support empowering women's economic standing in Appalachia.
Dirty Girl Coffee exists to create small batch coffee offerings to support empowering women's economic standing in Appalachia.
49 backers pledged $12,500 to help bring this project to life.

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We are going for it!

With your help we will be installing a new Coffee Roaster!

The purchase of our Ambex YM10 coffee roaster is a key ingredient to Dirty Girl Coffee’s success.

Roasting will enable Dirty Girl Coffee LLC to improve our margins, control quality, support our amazing customer base and attract new customers! We will have better control to source green coffee stock responsibly from sustainable, organic, and/or women owned coffee farms.

How exciting!

But first, why support Dirty Girl Coffee? Get to know us a little bit…

Why does Dirty Girl Coffee LLC exist? We want everyone to enjoy life and drink fantastic coffee! We aspire to positively impact the lives of disadvantaged women and girls. We all know that pay inequities still exist between men and women. Did you know in areas with high rates of poverty women are hit the hardest? In Appalachian counties in our home state of Ohio, such poverty exists. So, to make difference in this area we came up with some key goals.

First goal: Become a viable and super profitable coffee roasting business to grow, hire and work towards empowering women and girls in our Appalachian community. How: We are investing in our Appalachian community. We have become a licensed bottling facility and have expanded our operation in Glouster Ohio. We now need to evolve into a top notch, scalable roasting operation to improve our margins and facilitate our growth and hiring goals to support the most vulnerable members of our community.

Second goal: To support the furthering of women’s economic standing, we support economic development in portions of Ohio designated as critical by the state of Ohio. Two counties In the Appalachian region of Ohio of our initial focus are Athens County and Morgan County. These counties are in need of diverse economic development and job creation/expansion. Specifically we will try to focus on economic development projects that support women and the forwarding of women's economic standing. We CAN defeat poverty! How: We are involved in facilitating local initiatives to bring a diverse employment portfolio to the area. We actively lobby state and local government, developers, and businesses to expand clean industrial development, and continue to expand transportation corridors and growth in the target area facilitating job creation.

How can you help?

Support our Kickstarter campaign and enjoy great coffee!

Volunteer or contact your representatives to support our initiatives (but still, support our campaign and enjoy great coffee!).

Give to our local food bank, Rural Action or another worthy organization (but still, support our campaign and enjoy great coffee!).

You get the idea!

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges are always a part of a new venture. We have gone to great lengths to test our market, branding, and product mix over the past year and have proven our concept by establishing both a retail and wholesale customer base that is the cornerstone of our business. In order to grow and meet our objectives, we have been able to determine that there is far greater chance of success if we can improve our margins, control quality and our supply chain by becoming a roasting operation. This will give us the most bang for our buck and will enable us to meet our goals.

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    Every little bit helps!
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    Plant the seed at this level and you will receive the beverage of your choice at the Athens Farmers Market and our sincere thanks including a certificate of appreciation.

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    At this level and you will receive a pound of the coffee of your choice, the beverage of your choice at the Athens Farmers Market and our sincere thanks including a certificate of appreciation.

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    At this level and you will receive 2 pounds of the coffee of your choice, 4 bottles of our amazing Cold Brewed Coffee and our sincere thanks including a certificate of appreciation.

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    This is exciting! For a $250 pledge we will be honored to send you 3 months of coffee, a 32 oz. bottle of our Cold Brew Concentrate, 2 Dirty Girl Coffee T-shirts, the beverage of your choice at the Athens Farmers Market and our sincere thanks including a certificate of appreciation.

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    A $500 pledge we will be totally fired up to send you 6 monthly 1# shipments of coffee, 3 x 32 oz. bottles of our cold brewed concentrate, 2 Hand Thrown Dirty Girl Coffee mugs made by local artist Susie Abramovitz, 2 Dirty Girl Coffee T-shirts, the beverage of your choice at the Athens Farmers Market and our sincere thanks including a certificate of appreciation.

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    Wow! At this level you really get our mission! You will receive 12 monthly 1# shipments of the coffee of your choice along with 3 x 32 oz. growlers of our cold brewed toddy shipped at the frequency of your choosing. We will hug you every single time we see you and offer you a free beverage at the Athens Farmers Market every week! You will also receive 2 custom hand thrown Dirty Girl Coffee mugs made by local artist Susie Abramovitz, 2 Dirty Girl Coffee T-shirts and our sincere thanks including a certificate of appreciation.

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Funding period

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