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£240
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9
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, June 5 2014 2:28 PM UTC +00:00

About

We want to make a documentary film about Cuba’s coffee farmers so we can tell their story to the world and help them re-establish their coffee crops. 

Cuba used to export more coffee than any other country, and was known for the quality of its mountain-grown beans, but somehow the world forgot about this incredible product and the industry went into decline.Our documentary film about Cuba’s mountain coffee growers will tell their unique story to the world, and (fingers crossed!) bring exceptional, shade-grown Cuban coffee back into the homes of coffee lovers everywhere.

As a brand, Alma de Cuba is currently working closely with Cuba's campesinos and providing them with: micro processing plants on their own farms, nurseries so they can grow their own coffee plants from seed, vital trucks, mules and veterinary support. However, there’s still something missing- we need a way of getting their story out to the world and this is why the documentary is so important to us.

To make the film, we would like to raise £35,000 to go to Cuba and produce a documentary about the country’s remarkable mountain coffee growers, so we can finally tell their unique and fascinating story to the world.

In return for your pledge, you’ll get the chance to enjoy one of the world’s finest coffees – one that’s been pretty much unavailable for the last half century – as well as various other goodies (you’ll find full details on the right of this page). 

More than that, you’ll get to aid Cuba’s farmers in reestablishing their coffee crops and help the once-illustrious Cuban coffee industry reclaim its former glory. 

      

Risks and challenges

We've carefully built up an excellent relationship with the Cuban government and because of this relationship, we'll be issued with permits to work in restricted areas.

Our extensive knowledge of the Cuban mountains will assist us in ensuring everything goes according to plan. Luckily, political changes in Cuba are moving in our direction so we anticipate that all logistical and bureaucratic obstacles will be relatively easily overcome.

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    3x1kg bags of Alma de Cuba coffee, a DVD, your name in the film credits, a limited edition poster, and a private virgin mojito-making lesson for you and 5 friends at Cubana Restaurant & Bar in London.

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    3x1kg bags of Alma de Cuba coffee, a DVD, 3 exclusive printed photos of the filming in Cuba, your name in the film credits, in addition to a film night for you and 10 friends at Cubana Bar & Restaurant, complete with all the coffee and selected Cuban drinks you would like!

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    3x1kg bag of Alma de Cuba coffee, a DVD, 3 exclusive printed photos of the filming in Cuba, your name in the film credits. PLUS join us for four nights in Cuba for the filming of our documentary. Flights and accommodation included.

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