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$700
pledged of $9,000pledged of $9,000 goal
10
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 3 2011 4:12 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our family's coffee shop, Three Bean Net Cafe in Lexington, SC, closed its doors in October. Since then, we have been looking for a new place or a way to have a mobile presence. Kristi kept saying, "We need to do Kickstarter. Kickstarter could help us get a truck. It would be so much fun to think of rewards for contributors." When the mayor of Lexington told Corey we should apply to the farmers market, we thought we had a clear goal, and it spurred us to apply to Kickstarter.

What do we want to do? We need to purchase a food truck or something mobile. We need something mobile because the market is outdoors. We need a way to power our espresso machine, blenders, and other equipment. Our friends can help fix us up a truck, so we really just need help buying a truck or trailer.

What do you get if you help us? Cool rewards from your name on our Wall of Thanks with hugs & high fives to a blowout party for you and 49 of your closest friends. Other swag includes things like stickers, rally towels, market bags, coffee koozies, travel mugs, and t-shirts with our new name on them. We have 5 special rewards where a lucky backer gets a limited edition drink created just for him and then gets to name that drink. If you can't help us financially, just pass the word along. Tell everyone you know. If you were lucky enough to have been one of our customers, you know how much we enjoy all of you. We really want to be part of your life again. If you don't live in the Lexington, SC area, donate anyway! We have fans all over the world and will send swag to anywhere. (If you are somewhere other than the United States, add a little to your contribution to help with shipping.) If you ever come to Lexington, SC, know you can look us up for a great shot of espresso or cup of coffee.

The market starts at the end of May, but we are aiming to have something there by June. If we were successful, we would start to look for other events and markets that we could go to. We would also look for a way to have a more permanent prescence at certain times of the day. We know that having a solely mobile version of Three bean will not satisfy some of our customers who loved to come and sit long hours in our shop. Our cafe was a place where people gathered. Artwork hung on our walls, writers signed books, bands performed, poets slammed, knitters knitted, and bikers came after Sunday rides. We are changing the idea of what a coffee shop is, but we are excited to see how we can still be part of the community and support the arts in our new form. Because the delivery method of our drinks is changing, we thought we needed a new name. We thought that our fans would enjoy having a hand in choosing a name. Please vote in the poll below. Thanks for your support!

http://poll.pollcode.com/VL2L

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    A sticker with our new name, (Remember our ice machine? We love stickers!) Name on Wall of Thanks, & hugs or high fives

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    When we open up, get 5 ice blendeds or smoothies on the house! What a deal! We will also give you a sticker, put your name on the Wall of Thanks, and give you hugs or high fives

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    $25 swag plus a filled carafe of coffee and extras for your next gathering (96 ounces)

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    $25 swag plus a limited edition customized t-shirt (Remember how we used to write names & nicknames on drink cups? We will do the same thing on a t-shirt.)

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    $50 swag, 5 free drinks, & a limited edition bag for the market

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    Be a barista for an hour! Go behind the counter, and learn how to pull the perfect shot and create foam. We will help you make whatever drinks you want to create for your family and friends for the hour! Plus, we will give you some other goodies, put your name on the Wall of Thanks, and give you hugs or high fives

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    $100 swag plus we will create a limited edition drink for you that you can name

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    We will show up at your place (in South Carolina) & supply you with any drinks you want on the house for you and 24 of your pals for 4 hours, we will put your name on Wall of Thanks & give you hugs or high fives

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    We will show up at your place (in South Carolina) & supply you with any drinks you want on the house for you and 49 of your pals for 4 hours, we will put your name on Wall of Thanks & give you hugs or high fives

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Funding period

- (25 days)