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We are a collaborative project space expanding our efforts into a community cafe in Battambang, Cambodia.
We are a collaborative project space expanding our efforts into a community cafe in Battambang, Cambodia.
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    1. Joshua A. Jones on

      Hey Kinyei,
      I am currently working for a local coffee roasting company that just started this past year. Good Cambodian coffee has been almost impossible to find, but Three Corner Coffee Roaster hopes to change that. As I am sure you know, Cambodian coffee, when it is roasted here in Cambodia, is roasted till it is burnt and then covered with butter or even better, pig fat. Where I work, we roast coffee correctly using a fluidized bed roaster, so as to keep the coffee's quality high and its taste clean. If you care to check out our website, go to:
      If you are looking to support the Khmer coffee industry, please, the next time you are in Phnom Penh, look us up!

      Hoping to hear from you,
      Joshua Jones (Operations Manager, Three Corner Coffee Roaster)
      h/p: (012) 698 226

    2. Kinyei Creator on

      Hi Thomas,

      Great question! We do have a rough budget plan, but it’s definitely going to exceed our Kickstarter target unfortunately, due to some unexpected but unavoidable expenses. Dollar-wise, our biggest essential items include bathroom and kitchen renovations, electrical upgrades, cafe equipment.

      However, it’s probably also important to note here a few of other (less expensive) but time intensive and crucial parts of the project:
      - recruiting, hiring and training a new team with international experts and remote advisors
      - salaries for the new team of 6 budding baristas
      - engaging local small businesses for supplies, including hand crafted furniture

      I guess what we’re really trying to do here is create a sustainable operation that will deliver long term both direct and indirect value to existing and future changemakers here.

      Hope this helps to answer your question and Merry Christmas!!! :)


    3. Earl Flewellen on

      Hey guys! I hope things are going well for you there. Great project, and I love your concept. I'll be keeping an eye on you and I'm rooting for you!

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      thomas wanhoff on

      I really love the idea, but is there any budget plan available to see what the money is actually for? How much for wiring, paint, how much for training (and who gets this money?)

    5. Edward Harran on

      Awesome. Go Kinyei. Crushit

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      Dan Peou on

      Awesome work guys!

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      Mariette Chan on

      Hey guys, it seems all your hard work is paying off and Kinyei is really going places. Congratulations to all of you from Hian and Mariette Chan. We hope to get there one day and see it all happening first hand!

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      Jennifer Schuch-Page on

      The espresso machine looks great guys! Good luck with everything!

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      Lydia on

      Way to go, Katie!

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      Terry Hallaran on

      Hey! That was easy! The pledging through Amazon works really smoothly. I wish you all good luck as you launch the new venture, and good luck, too, with the coffee machine! Best wishes to Kinyei from Alice and Terry (Katie's parents and biggest fans!)

    11. Céline on

      Kinyei rocks !
      : )