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£1,002
pledged of £7,000pledged of £7,000 goal
26
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, October 12 2016 8:00 PM UTC +00:00

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For the coffee shop: List your coffee shop for free on the Top Coffee Spot App and be found by everyone in your area who is searching for a welcoming chair, a great cup of coffee and a croissant. Showcase your handiwork with photos and detailed descriptions of what you have to offer. 

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For the Coffee Community: Once you've found your Top Coffee Spot, leave a helpful review, upload photos, and share it with your friends. By doing this you are supporting your local, independent cafes who work so hard to create wonderful spaces with delicious cakes and fabulous coffee for us all.

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Why?

Our personal experience showed us that there is a real need for an app like this. Whilst it can be fun to explore aimlessly, if you're anything like us, you'll have frequently found yourself desperate for coffee, wandering through the streets looking for a perfect spot. Sometimes you might get lucky, but it's more likely that you end up settling for either a cup of corporate joe or a "cappuccino" out of a packet, whilst hunting in vain for a power socket for your laptop as you tether off your phone.

Real life experience: Just recently, we were staying for the first time in Derby. Whilst our hotel was very clean & economical, unsurprisingly it didn't offer speciality roasted coffee in the morning.If only there was an app or a website we could use to search for local, independent cafes!

 

 A random internet search gave us the name of a cafe nearby, but our hopes were dashed because it was unexpectedly closed when we arrived. We were increasingly desperate now for our coffee fix, if only there was an app or a website we could use to search for local, independent cafes! We wandered aimlessly around the street, dithering between the few options available. We took potluck and and plumped for a spot: Baked! This time we got lucky! Victoria, the owner of Baked, bakes all her own pastries and croissants, and serves up perfectly prepared, speciality coffee from a local Nottingham roaster. 

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If we'd had the Top Coffee Spot app, Baked would have appeared on our map of local cafe's, and would have been a top rated spot showing lovely photos and reviews. The map would have showed us how far away it was and led us straight there, instead of false starts and wandering blindly through the streets. After having our wonderful coffee and fantastic croissants, we would have then have used the app to leave a glowing review  so that other people could enjoy Victoria's handiwork. 

How

All the content of this app will be a joint collaboration between you and your local cafe's. Local cafes will upload the details of their business for you to discover in your search, and then you will leave wonderful reviews and arty #nofilter (just kidding!) photos after you've found your new Top Coffee Spot.

Our job is to create the app, but we need you to help us do that! We have many skills;, lasagna-making, swing dancing and coffee-drinking being in our top 3, but we are not app developers. Therefore, we need to pay a lovely team of experts to create the app, hence this Kickstarter plea. 

£7000 is a lot of money, but as all you techies keep telling us, a lot of work goes into an app. And, when you think about it, if just 3500 of you wonderful coffee-loving people pledged the price of 1 cup of coffee, our app would be funded - just like that! 

Sit back and enjoy your coffee. Don't forget to leave a helpful review and post a your photos to help promote your cafe so that others can enjoy it to. 

Who

We are Rory and Chloe. We live in South London, near the Oak of Honor and in our spare time we drink coffee, swing dance and come up with ideas for an app! 

Top Coffee Spot was Rory's brainchild. He works in the speciality coffee industry and really, really wants to promote and support local independent speciality coffee providers, and help the general public appreciate good coffee and love their local cafes. 

 

When

Our aim is to have the app up and running by this November. We have worked long and hard brainstorming ideas on the best way forward, we've spoken to cafes and coffee lovers, asking you what you want from an app like this. We've taken this feedback to heart and it has all come together to this point where we are finally ready to go ahead. We've found a fantastic team of app developers who are itching to make a start, the only thing that's holding us back is that little thing called... money! You can make this happen, and we can't wait to see it! Thank you. 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The main risk is that the App could end up costing more than anticipated, but we think this is unlikely as we have carefully planned exactly what is needed to create a successful app and received a firm quote from our app development team that we will stick to.

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    Pledge £2 or more About $2.49

    A Cup of Coffee

    * Download a unique, purposefully designed app to help you discover your best local coffee spots.
    * You'll receive our eternal thanks and be added to our newsletter mailing list.

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    You're making it happen!

    * All of the above AND MORE
    * Have your name and website/social media link indelibly inscribed on our website thank you page.
    * We will also follow you on social media.

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    Promote your own Coffee Spot

    *Promote your own coffee shop business to a specifically targeted, dedicated audience by being 1 of 2 featured coffee spots to appear at the top of the searched results feed in the app.
    * 1 month for £10
    * Pledge £40 for 6 months

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    Pledge £20 or more About $25

    Get Involved! Earlybird's coffee!

    * Get the Top Coffee Spot App (Nov 16)
    * We will contact you via video conferencing to ask for your DIRECT PERSONAL INPUT for the making and/or look of the app. (During October 16)
    * BONUS - we will send you a 1kg bag of freshly roasted whole bean coffee from a top roaster. (To be shipped by December 2016)

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    Pledge £25 or more About $31

    Coffee Lover

    * Get the Top Coffee Spot App
    * Our eternal thanks and be added to our newsletter mailing list.
    * Have your name and website/social media link indelibly inscribed on our website thank you page.
    * We will also follow you on social media.
    * AND receive 1x 1kg pack of Freshly Roasted Whole Bean coffee from a top roaster.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $62

    Coffee Education - Espresso

    *Our Fully Qualified, Expert Barista Trainer will teach you how to use an Espresso machine to create the perfect espresso cup
    * Learn how to set your grinder, pour the perfect espresso and have a play with Latte art.
    *Training is part of a group with a max of 10 participants - with the option of being featured in a published video blog.
    * 2 hour session
    * All coffee & equipment provided.
    * Participants must travel to a London venue.
    * Sessions will be scheduled from December 16 onwards.
    * Perfect for a Date or a Gift!

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    Coffee Education - Pour Over / Drip

    *Our Fully Qualified, Expert Barista Trainer will teach you the science behind the art of Pour Over / Drip Coffee and how to use the right equipment.
    *Training is part of a group with a max of 10 participants - with the option of being featured in a published video blog.
    *2 hour session
    * All coffee & equipment provided, including V60, Chemex, Aeropress.
    * Participants must travel to a London venue.
    * Sessions will be scheduled from December 16 onwards.
    * Perfect for a Date or a Gift!

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    Coffee Education - Cupping

    * Come and join us in cupping coffees from around the world, as supplied by London's Top Roasters including Ozone, Square Mile, Workshop, Volcano & Caravan.
    * Learn about the unique flavours and tasting notes of speciality coffee & the journey it takes from farm to cup.
    *Training is part of a group with a max of 10 participants - with the option of being featured in a published video blog.
    * 2 hour session
    *Participants must travel to a London venue
    *Sessions will be scheduled from December 16 onwards.
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    Promote your Coffee Business

    *Promote your coffee shop or other coffee-related business with an advert that will appear on the results feed (full page width).
    *6 months of 1 of 5 rotational adverts.

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    Pledge £80 or more About $100

    Promote your Coffee Business

    *Promote your coffee shop or other Coffee-related business with an advert that will appear on every Cafe's Profile Page. (1 of 5 to appear on rotation)
    *6 months of 1 of 1 adverts per page.
    * Pledge £120 and get 12 months

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    Cafe/Business Professional Photo Shoot

    * Take advantage of this unique offer to have an internationally renowned, professional photographer create a set of images of your coffee shop or coffee related business.
    * You will receive a minimum of 30 high quality, professionally edited digital images for you to use in your own content.
    * We will write a short article featuring your business on our website and link to social media.
    * The images will be added to your business profile page on the Top Coffee Spot App & website.
    * We may use the images in our own content.
    * This offer is to be booked up until 30th October 16.
    *Only available within the M25 area.

    Includes:
    • Short Video Clip (extra £50)
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    Group Coffee Education - 20% discount

    Choose either of the above Coffee Education Training for 10 people (all must attend the same session).
    Sessions will be scheduled from December 2016 onwards.

    Fantastic Group Activity for Friends or Family, or a Team Building Exercise

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Funding period

- (27 days)