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We are a collaborative project space expanding our efforts into a community cafe in Battambang, Cambodia.
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116 backers pledged $10,186 to help bring this project to life.

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Counting it down...

Hi Everyone,

You guys have been awesome and it's been great to see people pledging over this time of endless social/familial obligations. We're now at a handsome 60% and are gearing up for a final push to bring this puppy home before time runs out, so here's the plan:

Our friend Keagan in the great city of Denver, CO had the fine idea to contribute cover charges from his NYE bash towards the Kinyei Kickstarter campaign. We're honored to factor into their holiday shenanigans and we want to invite you to join in.

All you have to do is shout Kinyei a drink on New Year's Eve.

Here's how you get in on it:

Step 1: Pledge the cost of one drink towards the Kickstarter, and get a drink for yourself

Step 2: Take a snap of yourself raising said drink to Kinyei

Step 3: Tweet/facebook/email that pic to Kinyei and your friends with the text: "Global toast for Kinyei! http://www.tinyurl.com/kinyei", plus whatever "cheers" is in your area.

Step 4: Get as many friends as you can to do the same

We will be collecting pictures you let us know about on facebook or twitter on the facebook fanpage and www.kinyei.org/global-toast
We'd love to see 6k by 2011. Join Kinyei for new year's and take your NYE party global!

UPDATE: A few people have requested printable materials to take to their NYE parties which we are more than happy to supply: here is a PDF summary of the kickstarter campaign page which can be printed out and toted around the real world! Thanks guys!

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Happy Holidays from the Kinyei Crew!

We're cosying up on this Christmas Eve at Kinyei, and just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas! We also wanted to show off our new sign and make it official. Now everyone from inside the neighborhood and out can find the best spot for coffee and community in town.

And fret not! For those of you in the US (and Europe for a few more hours) who haven't finished the Christmas list, don't forget you can still take advantage of the superb pledge reward offerings. Check out Update #3 to win with gift cards for watercolors and kromah.

Happy Holidays friends!

Love,
Kinyei

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Last minute holiday gifting!

Hi Everyone,

Support for the Kinyei ideas cafe over the last couple of weeks has been amazing! We got a great mention from Steve over at The Squiggly Line, presented to really supportive groups at Deloitte Digital's Rapid Prototyping session and Jasper Coffee in Melbourne, and hit the Kickstarter Most Popular list under Food! Thanks to you guys we're just an expensive lunch away from 50% funded which is huge!

Looking into the second half of the campaign we need to keep the momentum going to get fully funded which means if you've donated, please contact your friends and let them know that you did - a personal recommendation from you is the best support we can get at this point!

Finally, we think our rewards would make ace Christmas gifts! If you're doing some last minute shopping or have forgotten anyone, consider pledging for a watercolor or kromah - we're working REALLY hard to make sure the kickstarter succeeds, but don't worry, we'll guarantee rewards for any Christmas pledges if the unthinkable happens.

Just right-click on one of the images below according to the pledge you made, "save as" and save it onto your hard-drive, print it off in time for the 25th, and tell your friend or loved one that their present this year is supporting an awesome project for positive change in Battambang!

Love,
Kinyei

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How to make a cafe over the internet

Rather than wait until the end of the Kickstarter, we're pushing ahead with whatever we can do right now—a slightly risky move perhaps, but if you believe in something, you gotta go for it! This weekend we started espresso training.

St 1 1/2 cafe is the product of people from all over the world sharing their skills. Whether Skyping in to provide niche technical assistance, coming up with a menu that caters to our diverse local and international clientele, sending in video tutorials on the perfect caffe latte or coming up with culture-specific cafe workflows, we're creating our collaboration space together—exactly the kind of cooperative venture the space will continue to support going forward!

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