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River City Roasters believes in Coffee-Connection-Community. Join us in bringing a retail roasting experience to downtown Wheaton, IL. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on July 15, 2014.

River City Roasters believes in Coffee-Connection-Community. Join us in bringing a retail roasting experience to downtown Wheaton, IL.

Wheaton, IL Small Batch
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About this project

RCR was born from collaborating minds having a desire to bring communities together and connect with each other. It started when Erich took a group of students to India to run vacation bible schools in small villages in Assam. At each village the local pastor and community leaders would have the group over for tea and biscuits to talk about life and connect with each other. This is where Erich had an idea to bring this way of life to the states. 

In 2008 River City Roasters began with the founder roasting coffee in his garage and selling it at local farmers markets. In 2010 River City Roasters became a retail coffee shop in Yorkville, IL. It has been our goal since the beginning of RCR to spend time connecting with our communities and providing specialty coffee that is ethically sourced and properly roasted in small batches.

We have recently closed our Yorkville location, but opened a location in beautiful downtown Wheaton, IL. We have operated debt free and continue to do so to this day. We believe in seeking new ways to get involved in our local community, which is where you come in! We know we cannot give our local supporters, you, the experience you are looking for with what we currently roast our coffee on. We are currently roasting on a one pound roaster and can not keep up with demand.

Our future San Franciscan Roaster!
Our future San Franciscan Roaster!

We would like your help in purchasing a 6lb. San Franciscan Coffee Roaster that we will install in the front window of our Wheaton retail Coffee shop!   Whaaaat!?!?! Yes,  We will feature roasting experiences, roasting classes, public cuppings, etc if we raise the funds we need with your help.  This would allow us an awesome opportunity to connect with you and provide an experience that is unique to this area!  You can watch the roasting process and experience River City Roasters in a new way.  

We are excited to be here in downtown Wheaton and thoroughly enjoy our time here in this city.  We hope that you partner with us in bringing a new roaster to our downtown Wheaton coffeeshop! Here are a few images of our awesome rewards you will receive once we have achieved our goal! 

Custom Bare & Hatchet RCR T Shirt
Custom Bare & Hatchet RCR T Shirt
RCR Coffee!
RCR Coffee!

Risks and challenges

Troubles, worries, concerns? We know you have them and we are here to help! River City Roasters is owned and operated by two owners that are able to spend their time focused on different aspects of the business. This allows us to handle problems that arise with our wholesale clients, customers, and our retail operation and to handle them properly and efficiently. We already handle problems that arise within our current client base and are able to solve them quickly because our flexibility allows us to. We take customer satisfaction seriously and seek to provide the best, and most personal approach to taking care of our customers needs.

In regards to rewards we are currently having these products made for our retail location as well as the project! We have not received any delays or complications thus far. We are in contact with these suppliers on a weekly basis to make sure there are no complications and we can send our rewards on schedule. If you have any concerns you can always inquire through our website and we will respond promptly.

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Rewards

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    Pledge $15 or more
    About $15 USD

    3 backers

    You will receive a punch card good for 3 small coffees, as well as a hand written thank you card!

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

    4 backers

    You will receive a 12oz bag of whole bean coffee, as well as our first ever RCR Sticker!

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    Pledge $40 or more
    About $40 USD

    1 backer

    You will receive a custom RCR T shirt designed by local clothing company Bare & Hatchet!

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

    15 backers

    You will receive a 12 oz. bag of coffee and our very first printed RCR coffee mug! Hot Dang!

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    Pledge $75 or more
    About $75 USD

    2 backers

    You will receive a RCR cold brew growler along with a custom RCR Bare & Hatchet T-shirt

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    Pledge $99 or more
    About $99 USD

    8 backers

    You will receive a RCR Bare & Hatchet T-shirt, RCR coffee mug, and a 12 oz. Bag of coffee! Sweet Deal!

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

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    You will receive a 12 oz. bag of coffee every month for 6 months! We will send you a new bag of coffee each month unless you let us know which coffee you want!

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

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    Congrats! You now receive a free small cup of coffee every day for an entire year! AND a limited edition Holiday Gift Box including our 2 Oak Barrel Aged coffees and some essential beard oil! It's Manly, we know!

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    Pledge $750 or more
    About $750 USD

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    Ever wanted to know how to steam milk properly or pour nice latte art? You will now receive a training session from our head barista, an RCR T-shirt, an RCR coffee mug, and a 12 oz. bag of coffee!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

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    You will receive the 750$ rewards as well as roasting training on our brand new roaster! You will spend time learning the ins and outs of our roasting process and take home a bag of coffee you roast yourself! You will also receive one 12 oz. bag of coffee each month for an entire year!

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    Pledge $2,000 or more
    About $2,000 USD

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    Party TIme! pick 15 of your closest friends and come by RCR on a Sunday for a private party! At this level you will also receive a 12 oz. bag of coffee, a custom RCR T shirt, an RCR coffee mug, a pour over brewer, a kettle, and a coffee grinder! The Motherload!

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Funding period

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