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I've outgrown my current space and maxed out the capacity of my roaster. I would like to change this and with your help I think we can.
I've outgrown my current space and maxed out the capacity of my roaster. I would like to change this and with your help I think we can.
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Who is Nate?

Nate Polly
Nate Polly

  I'm, Nate Polly, a born and bred Lexingtonian with a lifelong passion for coffee. One of my first experiences with coffee was the creation of a business plan while I was still in high school. Even when I was younger I knew someday I would own a coffee business.

  I worked at, managed and started coffee shops for a large unnamed international coffee company, all while earning a business and marketing degree. With years of experience on my side I jumped into the field of roasting and created Nate’s Coffee.

  I have memberships with both the Roaster’s Guild and Specialty Coffees Association of America. Coffee has been my life for more than fifteen years. Without it I might still be asleep.

WHY IS NATE DOING A KICKSTARTER?

Cramped
Cramped

  Nate’s Coffee has outgrown its current location. After three years in business I need to expand and this is what it will take:

  • I need to purchase a newer, bigger, more efficient roaster to handle the volume of coffee orders.

  • Space is needed so people can experience the art of coffee roasting.

  • Newer and more unique coffees need to be brought to Lexington so I can provide the freshest coffee from all over the world.

  • A chance to work with other businesses to create compilations all surrounding coffee. (i.e. bottled cold brew, chocolate covered coffee beans, cooking and cocktail recipes) 

WHERE WILL NATE’S ROASTERY BE?

A work in Progress!!!!!
A work in Progress!!!!!

  After a year of searching, the perfect location has been found. This space will be transformed into the perfect roastery: a coffee lab, cupping/tasting station, offices and plenty of room for coffee.The majority of the construction is being done by The Larkin Group and with the help of friends and family, we will be putting the finishing touches on the walls and floors.

HOW WILL ROASTING BE DONE? 

Like this but bigger and blue.
Like this but bigger and blue.

   The perfect roaster is being built by Ambex Roasting Company from Clearwater, FL. I am eager to order my roaster. It is a 15 kilo, Kentucky blue with chrome plating, commercial drum roaster.

WHAT AWESOME THINGS DO YOU GET?

Stay Classy t-shirt
Stay Classy t-shirt

Reward #1.  Pledge $2 or more:  Eternal gratitude and the joy of helping a small business grow. A mental high five! 

Reward #2.  Pledge $10 or more:  A Nate's Coffee sticker and a personal thank you on my web site. Plus my eternal gratitude. 

Yo name on da website.
Yo name on da website.

Reward #3.  Pledge $25 or more:  A "Stay Classy" autographed picture, a 2 ounce bag of Nate's Coffee, plus reward #2.

Rewards #4 or #5.  Pledge $50 or more:  A "Stay Classy" or "Roasted" t-shirt, a 1/2 pound bag of Nate's Coffee plus reward #2.

"Roasted" t-shirt
"Roasted" t-shirt

Reward #6.  Pledge $60 or more:  A specialty t-shirt, designed by The Giant Robot Company (to be pictured in an update). An Inaugural Party invitation in the new warehouse roastery, a 1/2 pound bag of Nate's Coffee plus reward #2.

Reward #7 or #8.  Pledge $100 or more:  A GROUP cupping/tasting where you come to taste different roasts or blends of a coffee. An Inaugural Party invitation at the roastery, a one pound bag of Nate's Coffee. A "Stay Classy" or "Roasted" t-shirt plus reward #2.

Group cupping
Group cupping

Reward #9.  Pledge $150 or more:  A PRIVATE cupping/tasting where you come to taste different roasts or blends of a coffee. An Inaugural Party invitation at the roastery and plus all reward #6. As well as a one pound bag of Nate's Coffee.

Reward #10.  Pledge $300 or more:  A PRIVATE roasting where you get to pick the coffee and how you want to roast it and then we roast it together. After the roast you get to take home ALL the coffee we just roasted. You also get everything from incredible reward #9.

Reward #11.  Pledge $500 or more:  A different pound of Nate's Coffee a MONTH for a year. An Inaugural Party invitation at the roastery. Any t-shirt of your choosing, plus all of amazing reward #2.

COFFEE FOR LIFE!!!!!!
COFFEE FOR LIFE!!!!!!

Reward #12.  Pledge $2,500 or more: One pound of Nate's Coffee each month for LIFE! That's right, as long as you're around and I am around I will send you COFFEE FOR LIFE.  An Inaugural Party invitation at the roastery. Any t-shirt of your choosing and you guessed it, reward #2.

Risks and challenges

I've passed my 3-year anniversary providing great coffee. My funding goals aren't huge but success will mean that I can:
• Buy the larger roaster I need in a timely manner.
• Install the new roaster.
• Meet the needs of our growing coffee culture.
The main risks to Nate’s Coffee include:
• An inability to meet the ever-growing demand for Nate’s Coffee.
• Failure to thrive.

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    -One pound of Nate's Coffee a month for LIFE! That's right, as long as you're around and I am around I will send you COFFEE FOR LIFE
    -An Inaugural Party invitation at the roastery.
    -Any t-shirt of your choosing.
    -And you guessed it, Reward #2.

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