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Brian D NortonBy Brian D Norton
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Brian D NortonBy Brian D Norton
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$161
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, February 12 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

We started the farmstead over 7 ears ago.  We are cash flowing, but not enough to cash flow an expansion into foodservice accounts.  We added the Micro-Roast Specialty Coffee business unit to the farmstead because that's what I used to do in my suite and tie days.  I am utilizing my contacts in the Specialty Coffee industry to source fantastic certified coffees.  The ones I would have always rather had my clients choose, if price were not the barrier.

Earlier this year we purchased a 3# Fluid Air Bed Roaster that is 100% HUMAN controlled.  Not 1 spec of automation.  Each batch is truly an artistic creation.  With the 3# roaster you have ultimate control over each stage of the roast.  The big guys on 50#,500#,1000# roasters can't even come close to the precision roasting you achieve with small batches.

Since our duck eggs, soaps, and nursery items all were selling locally we hadn't developed a website.  The coffee roasting business pushed us to build a real site, set up credit card systems and shopping carts.  So far this year we have shipped to 30 states, and are developing a nice local loyal customer base.

To take the next step in volume we need to start selling to Farm to Table and other quality based establishments that have the clientele to support Gold Cup level Specialty Coffee Service.  The first Fam to Table we pitched signed up immediately after a tasting.  They just needed us to furnish the brewing and serving equipment.  For a medium sized restaurant we need $300-$500 to get them up and running.  Hot water tanks, stainless steel French presses, professional bur grinders, cups, and POS for the tables.

When we hit our $5000 goal, we will net out enough to bring on 10-15 new commercial accounts.  That will diversify our customer base, help smooth out sales peaks and valleys, and grow awareness of our brand.

Upon funding, we will quickly buy bean stock for all rewards and get those out first.  Then buy supplies for our new foodservice accounts.  Then, as we make each call, we can set them up, as soon as we get a yes.

Please help us take the next step and get this fledgling business onto solid footing.

Thanks in advance.

Brian & Candice Norton

Founding Farmer / Queen Bee

Food Forest Farms - Coffee Roasters

Risks and challenges

There could be some type of accident that physically destroys our roastery. Fire, Earthquake, War, act of god, etc....

Candice or I could be in a bad accident. We are a 2 person show, and care of each other and the animals comes first. If there was a medical emergency that could delay sending out rewards.

Short of not being physically able to get the roasting done, not much has ever stopped me.

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    Farmstead Supporter

    Virtual Hug - Thank You

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    Farm Friends

    Good Karma, Giant virtual hug, Thank You Facebook Post, Permanent THANK YOU on our .com site.

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    Farm Fanatics

    This is for folks who wan to help but don't like coffee. You get 2 hand made glycerin based bars of soap, and a tube of handmade lip gloss.
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    • Hand Soap Sized 100% Hand Made Glycerin based bars of soap
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    Coffee Supporter

    1 Pound of Brian's Blend Whole Bean, Micro Batch, Specialty Coffee. Roasted on a heart healthy air roaster.
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    Coffee - Handmade Combo

    1 Pound of ANY Single Origin whole bean coffee- roasted to your specification (light, med, med dark, espresso). One bar of hand made soap. One hand made lip gloss.
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    • I Pound Whole Bean Single Origin Coffee
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    Coffee - Hat Combo

    1 pound of Brian's Blend - whole bean, specialty micro batch coffee

    1 - Food Forest Farms-Coffee Roasters ball cap
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    Coffee - Shirt Combo

    1 Pound of any Single Origin Whole Bean Specialty Coffee - roasted to your specs.

    1 Food Forest Farms - Coffee Roaster t-shirt

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    Coffee Connoisseur

    1 Pound of Brian's Blend Whole Bean Specialty Coffee
    1 Pound - any Single Origin Specialty Coffee in inventory, custom roasted to your specification

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    Coffee Collector

    2 - 1 pound Whole Bean Single Origin SPecialty Coffee, roasted to your specification.
    2 - Food Forest Farms - Coffeee Roaster Coffee Mugs

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    Mix it up - pack

    1 Pound of Brian's Blend Whole Bean Specialty Coffee.
    2- 1pound bags of any Single Origin Whole Bean Specialty Coffee - roasted to your specifications.
    1- Food Forest Farms Ball Cap

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    Barista Pack

    ALL COFFEE ALL THE TIME
    1- 1 pound bag of Brian's Blend Whole Bean Specialty Coffee
    5 - 1 pound bags of any Single Origin Whole Bean Specialty Coffee - roasted to your specifications

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    Coffee & all the goods

    1 Pound of Brian's Blend Whole Bean Specialty Coffee
    2- 1 pound bags of any Single Origin Specialty Coffee - roasted to your specifications.

    All the merch from lower tiers.

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    • Food Forest Farms Ball Cap
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    • Food Forest Farms- Coffee Roaster T-shirt
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    Home Gourmet Coffee

    2 - 1 pound Bag of Brian's Blend Whole Bean Specialty Coffee
    4- 1 Pound bags of any Single Origin Specialty Coffee
    1- 1.5 liter dual wall stainless steel french press pot
    1- bur grinder

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    Restaurant Starter Pack

    This is the same package we start out Farm to Table Restaurants with. A hand made wood burned coffee crate, 2- 1# bags of 4 different Single Origin Specialty Coffees, and 6- 1 liter dual wall stainless french press pots.

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    Restaurant - Full Meal Deal

    Same as the restaurant starter, and then adds in 2 - 1.5 liter electric water kettles, and 1 Pro Grade Bur Grinder

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    Seattle Air B&B Farm/Roastery Visit

    Seattle /Tacoma weekend 1 bedroom 1 bath with personal driver/tour guide. This reward is for 2 adults.

    I will pick you up at SeaTac Airport, or the train station Friday afternoon. We will then either cook for you, or take you to one of our farm to table clients for dinner

    Saturday is all yours - you have me, a licensed for hire drive with 30 years of Seattle History to share. I'll take you anywhere you want to go in the Farm Prius for up to 10 hours "on duty". Just add $0.20/mile to our adventures if you need/want to roll in our AWD Dodge Journey. I can help with an itinerary and suggestions. Depends if you are into art museums or hiking trails. Can always use our kayaks, or we can go fishing for salmon.

    Sunday we can do a farm breakfast, farm tour and some coffee roasting. I'll then drop you back at the airport/train with a few bags of fresh roasted (by you) coffee.

    Of course we'll send you home with all the swag from the farm.

    Includes:
    • Seattle Farm B&B Weekend with transportation
    • Wood Burned Coffee Crate with Food Forest Farms Logo
    • I Pound Whole Bean Single Origin Coffee
    • Food Forest Farms Ball Cap
    • Food Forest Farms Coffee Mug
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Funding period

- (35 days)