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We are almost there! 27 day campaign! Copper Horse Coffee is a brand new small-batch coffee roaster starting up in Ithaca, NY. Our new Roastery & Tasting Room is about to open! We have already finished the build out and purchased our coffee roaster and packaging equipment. We are turning to you on Kickstarter for our final stage of the process: getting our roaster installed, sourcing our first round of green coffee and purchasing our tasting room equipment and supplies. We can not wait to start freshly roasting coffee in small batches for you!

OUR STORY

A decade ago at Carriage House Café in Ithaca, NY, the busy back of house was buzzing under the direction of Kristian Woodall and the fluent front of house service was flowing under the management of Jesse Harriott. Whenever Kristian and Jesse met for meetings, a break in the action, to dream, or just laugh together, it was a moment shared over a cup of coffee.

In 2006, Jesse left Carriage House Café to pursue the art of coffee roasting in the Midwest, while Kristian has been cultivating the premiere brunch spot in Upstate New York. Over the last decade, Jesse and Kristian have been staying in touch. And when that rare, wonderful moment of catching up over coffee with an old friend has happened over the last few years, they have been dreaming…

Dreaming of a coffee roastery that cares about and highly values people, exceptional coffee quality, warm hospitality, affordable pricing for customers, environmental sustainability, transparency in sourcing and the simple fun of sharing great coffee and the story of that coffee with others.

Another friend came along who loved and shared a similar vision, Caleb Scott. He has introduced Kristian and Jesse to a new level of excitement and passion toward the dream of a coffee roastery that cares. Encouraged, enthusiastic, and empowered to move forward making our dream a reality, we are Copper Horse Coffee Roasters. ABOUT US

COPPER HORSE COFFEE

Coffee is Culinary - Personal - Just Good

We are a small-batch coffee roastery and tasting room in Ithaca, NY, specializing in fantastic fresh crop specialty coffees from around the world. Our coffees are sourced through transparent and sustainable partnerships with coffee farmers, exporters, and importers. Then, the coffees are meticulously roasted to highlight the inherent nuances within each bean including their variety, process, density and terroir.

Roasting coffee is part art and part science. We stay focused in method and creative in our approach. Oh and love - there’s lots and lots of love. Our coffees are roasted in 10-20 pound batches, hand-sorted before and after roasting, and hand-packaged in hand-stamped bags.

We want to share the simple fun of our good coffee with you, and we hope you’ll share it with your family and friends. A little sharing goes a long way - and like the namesake copper horse weathervane, it never goes out of style.

Copper Horse Coffee Roasters’ focus points are as follows:

- Provide a memorable and warm experience at our Roastery & Tasting Room

- Value the importance of our relationships with people involved in the Seed to Cup Process from our farmer friends to our customer friends

- Maintain the highest standards of quality control and consistency

- Offer an affordable price for our customers and friends

- Be transparent in our market pricing and sourcing of coffee

- Freshly roast in small batches under 20 pounds for optimal environmental temperature and maximum roast profile control

- Source coffee through fair pricing and sustainable, long term relationships with coffee farmers, exporters and importers

- Purchase high scoring specialty grade fresh crop coffees grown, harvested and processed in accordance with Earth-friendly practices

- Create coffee blends using the highest quality coffees as ingredients with purposeful, culinary technique including providing seasonal blends throughout the year with new arrival coffee

- Support businesses in their success by supplying wholesale coffee with the warmest service and our best effort to assist them in enhancing their customers’ experience

- Assist our customers with brewing equipment and specialized knowledge for an optimal home brewing experience

- Share the simple fun and unique stories of each great coffee with our valued customers and friends

Please support our final efforts in making this dream a reality. We are so very grateful for your backing. Thanks everyone! Click Below! Here we come!

And Remember:

Always Drink Upstream From the Herd

Risks and challenges

Our rewards for this project are being prepared so that we can easily fulfill them in an efficient and convenient timeframe. We are well prepared with contingency plans for any issues resulting from the final installation of our equipment. If we have any unexpected delays, we will put our backs into it and work tirelessly to adapt and overcome any obstacles in our path. Thank you so much for your support!

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    COFFEE AT OUR PLACE. Token for 3 brewed cups of coffee at our Roastery & Tasting Room, enjoy some good conversation and our sincere gratitude.

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    JUST A TASTE. A 4 ounce bag of delicious coffee that you can come pick up at the Roastery & Tasting Room or shipped for free to you with our locally printed, first edition Copper Horse Coffee sticker.

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    ONE MEMORABLE BAG OF COFFEE. A 12 ounce bag of freshly roasted, small-batch coffee! You can pick it up at our Roastery & Tasting Room and get yourself a free brewed coffee too or we can ship it to your address with a handwritten thank you note plus…super sweet sticker.

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    GOOD LOOKING MUG. You will receive our first edition Copper Horse Coffee Mug! IIt is made of heavy ceramic in a sweet diner mug style. Come by our Roastery & Tasting Room, and we will fill up your mug with delicious coffee for free a couple of times. If you live far away, that’s ok. We will also include free shipping, a handwritten thank you note and a neat sticker.

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    FANCY FOUNDING MEMBER SHIRT. You will get a limited edition Founding Member Shirt printed locally and made especially for our Kickstarter supporters, a thank you note and an intriguing sticker that you can come by and pick up or we can ship anywhere in the continental US on the free.

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    “DAWN TROTTER“ ESPRESSO BLEND. We are crafting a very special, one-time only espresso blend for our Kickstarter supporters who are espresso enthusiasts. This espresso roast is offered in a 16 ounce bag and has suggested brewing parameters for espresso printed on the bag. You can come pick it up or we can ship it anywhere in these United States. Includes a first edition, good looking Copper Horse Coffee Mug, a handwritten thank you and a tweaking sticker.

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    THE CUP OF EXCELLENCE. A very special bag of the most delicious 2014 Brazil Cup of Excellence Coffee we have ever experienced! Straight from Fazenda Recreio, this freshly roasted 8 ounce bag is worth it! This coffee scored an 89.5 out of 100 at this year’s Cup of Excellence Competition in Brazil. Come by the roastery to pick it up or we can ship it to your place with a first edition Copper Horse Coffee Mug, handwritten thanks and a more than excellent sticker.

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    I DON‘T DRINK COFFEE BUT I LOVE YOU BRO PACKAGE. Hey, Big Hugs for Tea Drinkers around here. This package includes a good looking Copper Horse Coffee Mug and a Founding Member Shirt. We will show our non-coffee drinking friends some appreciation with a handwritten note of thanks and some pro coffee agenda stickers. Come by to pick up or we will ship it to your place.

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    CUPPING APPOINTMENT. Come by our Roastery & Tasting Room for a traditional cupping where we will slurp and taste a flight of delicious coffees together with you. Package also includes good conversation, cupping take home packet including our in-house cupping forms, informational sheets, tasting sample pack, and our utmost gratitude.

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    COFFEE SO FRESH AND SO KLEAN PACKAGE. Alright we've got our sweet logo on the amazing Klean Kanteen. Enjoy the most amazing travel mug with your 12 ounce bag of small-batch coffee, Fancy Founding Member Shirt, and stickers. Come by to pick up or we can ship it for free in the continental US.

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    DOUBLE THE MEMORIES: FANCY & FEELING GOOD PACKAGE. The Shirt, The Mug, The two 12 ounce bags of freshly roasted, small-batch coffee (one bag of our Carriage House Blend and one bag of a delicious Single-Origin Coffee). Wear your Founding Member Shirt with pride as you walk the streets of your neighborhood with your good looking mug and some delicious coffee to share with your neighbors. Come by and pick it up at the Roastery & Tasting Room or we can ship you that goodness with a handwritten note of gratitude and lovely stickers to share with others.

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    3-MONTHS OF MEMORIES SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE. Three-month subscription. We will send you a 12 ounce bag of freshly roasted, small-batch coffee every month for 3 months. We will be offering you a new, delightful single-origin coffee every month. With your first month of coffee, you will receive a Founding Member Shirt, a first edition Copper Horse Coffee Mug, a thank you note and stickers galore. Yes to free shipping in the continental US.

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    HOME BREWER’S APPOINTMENT. Meeting you at your home or at our Roastery & Tasting Room, we will spend 2 hours together with you working on the optimal manual coffee brewing techniques to fit your lifestyle. You will be able to choose a home brewing device to practice on and keep. We will dial in and taste coffees with your chosen brewing method while talking about coffee extraction, coffee to water ratios and optimal brewing times and temperatures. Included in this package is a new home brewing device of your choosing, a first edition Copper Horse Mug, Home Brewer’s Guide, in-house tasting cards, and a tasting pack of coffees. Home appointments are offered within a 100 mile radius of our Roastery & Tasting Room.

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    THE FOUR BAGGER PACKAGE. Oh you want four 12 ounce bags of fresh, small-batch coffee sent to you all at once? We’ve got you covered. And we’ve included a special first edition good looking mug, a Founding Member Shirt, some sincere gratitude on paper and stickers all at once. We will ship it to you or stop on by the Tasting Room to pick up.

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    SHARE THE LOVE PACKAGE. Share the Love! We will ship four 12 ounce bags of fresh, small-batch coffee anywhere in the continental US. This includes free shipping with up to 4 different addresses so you can share coffee with your friends and family. We will also include a first edition Copper Horse Coffee Mug and stickers for each special person you send coffee to.

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    6-MONTHS OF FRESH COFFEE SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE. We will send you one 12 ounce bag of small-batch coffee roasted fresh every month for 6 months. We will be offering you a new, delicious single-origin coffee every month. With your first month of coffee, you will receive a handwritten thank you, a Founding Member Shirt, a first edition Copper Horse Coffee Mug and stickers galore. Yep Yep to free shipping in the continental US.

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    ROAST WITH US APPOINTMENT. Ever wanted to see what it is like to work in a coffee roastery? This is s one of a kind experience! Come roast a delicious batch of coffee with us at the roastery and hand-package your coffee to take home with you. That’s right, 5 pounds of small-batch, freshly roasted whole bean coffee roasted with your help for you to take home and share with your family and friends. Also includes a Founding Member Shirt, Copper Horse Coffee Mug, in-house tasting cards, Stickers, and photos of our roasting session.

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    HOME BREWER‘S PACKAGE. If you want to do manual pour over brewing at home but don’t have the equipment, this package is for you! We will hook you up with a coffee grinder, an awesome electric kettle, sweet coffee dripper, a fancy Tacky wooden pour over stand, a weigh scale, a first edition Copper Horse Mug, a Founding Member Shirt, in-house tasting cards, and a tasting package of four 4 ounce coffees. Free stickers and shipping included in the continental US or you can stop by and we can make some coffee together with your new brewing package!

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    A GOOD LOOKING, FRESH MEMORABLE YEAR SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE. 1- year Copper Horse Coffee Subscription. We will send you one 12 ounce bag of freshly roasted, small-batch coffee every month for 1 year. A new single-origin coffee will be offered every month. You will also receive two first edition Copper Horse Coffee Mugs, two Founding Member Shirts, a handwritten thank you note expressing our gratitude and a plethora of stickers. Oh yes, free shipping in the continental US.

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    FANCY EVENT COFFEE. Having a party or special event? We will fancy it up with some yum yum delicious coffee by setting up a brew bar and serving Chemexes and pour over coffee at your private event for 2 hours (up to 100 people). We will have plenty of complimentary whole bean coffee samples for your guests to take home. We would love to have this opportunity to serve you and your guests within 200 miles of Ithaca, NY.

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    52 WEEKS OF COFFEE TASTING CARE PACKAGE. Want a little taste of Copper Horse Coffee every week. Click here and we will send you a very special tasting package with two 4 ounce bags of small-batch coffee every week for the next year. This also includes a first edition Copper Horse Coffee Mug, Founding Member Shirt, in-house tasting cards, a handwritten thank you note and a little less than 52 stickers. Free Shipping? Yeppers!

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    FULL SERVICE COFFEE & FOOD PAIRING DINNER. Coffee is Culinary Private Event for you and 4 of your friends that will feature a 5 course menu with unique coffee and food pairings for each course. Please your palette with the complementary flavors of coffee and food. Coffee Sodas, Coffee Cocktails, and Unique Brewing Methods will all be prepared tableside during your meal. This will be an experience to remember! And we will give you some coffee tasting packages to take home with you. Dinner will be served at the Carriage House Café in Ithaca, NY. Advanced Reservations are being accepted…now.

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    9 TIMES THE ENORMOUS 5 POUND BULK BAGS TO SHARE ON DEMAND PACKAGE. That was alot to say! A special backing reward for your group of friends, cubicle cohorts, coffee shops, cafés and extended family. At this level, you will receive a 5 pound bulk bag of freshly roasted, small-batch coffee whenever you ask for it. That's right, just let us know and we will get that 5 pounder roasted up for you and shipped promptly. Free shipping on all the 5 pounders every time.

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    1 POUND WEEKLY FOR A YEAR PACKAGE. This package is a special backer reward for our Military friends and our 501 C3 Organization friends to receive 1 pound of coffee a week for the next year. Enough coffee for you and the crew at a special rate for the next year. Shipping included in the US with a handwritten note of thanks and enough stickers to share.

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    SPECIAL EVENT CUSTOM COFFEE FAVORS PACKAGE. 200 custom label 4 ounce coffee bags for your next very special event or customer appreciation day. We will work with you and your special event to provide custom labels on delicious coffee for a maximum total of 200 bags of freshly roasted, small-batch coffee.

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    FOUNDING MEMBER VIP PASS. There can only be one! Enjoy a 1 year VIP pass to our Roastery & Tasting Room. FREE Drinks at the Tasting Room every time you visit for you and your guests. Two FREE 12 ounce bags of freshly roasted, small-batch coffee every week for a year, two Founding Member Shirts, two Copper Horse Coffee Mugs, our utmost gratitude, stickers unending, and an iconic screenprint of your good looking mug in our Roastery & Tasting Room (you choose the picture and inscription). For the best regular ever!

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    THE BEST FIVE YEARS OF FRESH COFFEE. What’s your five year plan? Ours is to serve you a delicious 12 ounce bag every month for the next five years. This great long-term investment in your morning ritual also includes two first edition Copper Horse Mugs, two Founding Member Shirts, your choice of a complete home brewing equipment setup including coffee grinder, coffee dripper, weigh scale, and server. And finally…(drum roll)….a framed, iconic screenprint of your good looking mug in our Roastery & Tasting Room (you choose the picture and inscription).

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