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About this project

We are now offering whole bean as an option!

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Our Vision

To help our subscribers explore, experience, and expand their knowledge of coffee try several coffee samples before you buy the whole bag!

Equally important, you help us help the small micro-roasters around the US. These micro-roasters would love you to fall in love with their coffee, but don't have the means to reach you. We will help you learn more about the people behind the beans, taste their passion, through a blog and other media.

Why Micro Roast?

The roasting process is the most important factor that contributes to a coffee's taste. Micro-roasters are shops that roast coffee in small batches with 100% of their attention - achieving a taste and quality that is not possible on the industrial scale.

How it Works

Through a monthly sampling box, discover and learn about great micro-roasted coffee from roasters across the US. Order the full size of the coffee you like on our website.

We'll ensure consistent quality and taste by offering a choice between coarse-ground or whole bean coffees. Depending on the subscription, you may qualify to receive a free french press!

Our 3-Part Product

Part 1 - Monthly Coffee Sample Subscription Box. The box will contain:

(a) 4 coarse-ground or whole bean, coffee samples from 2 micro-roasters


  •  1.5 oz per coffee sample= that's a full 3 cups!
  •  2 single origin samples to showcase each roaster's technique
  •  2 original house blends to showcase the roasters' originality and style

(b) Tasting notes to feature the coffee & a short note on each roaster's history and culture.

(c) A french press to ensure that every customer experiences the same great taste!

(More pictures in our update)

Part 2 - eCoffee Shop. Like a sample? Buy a bag on our website!

(a) Use our secure and convenient website to buy full-size bags of the coffee samples you like.

(b) Accumulate points to redeem for online discounts by subscribing to our monthly box, buying full size bags of coffee, and participating in online promotions!                                      

Part 3 - Learn & Socialize! Fun multimedia and discussions.

(a) Learn about our roasters and their unique stories through video tours, interviews, and pictures.

(b) Get tips! Watch video instructions and guests interviews from coffee connoisseurs.

(c) Enjoy the coffee shop experience online.

Our Costs

We have secured the support of micro-roasters, inquired the about costs, and know what we need to buy. We have also created the business plan and set price points. Finally, we have the passion and the expertise. The only thing we need is the money to get started. We would use the money from Kickstarter for:

  •  Web development
  •  Web design
  •  5 LB coffee grinder
  •  Sample packaging machine (custom build - Eddie is prototyping)
  •  French presses and cups
  •  Marketing
  •  Labor
  •  Amazon and Kickstarter 10% fee

Our Partners

Over the past few months, we've contacted micro-roasters from across the nation. They were were excited to hear about the opportunity to have us help them grow their businesses and expand their brands. Here are SIX that believe in us and our idea. Check ‘em out!

Asado Coffee Co. - Chicago, IL
Yelp!

Henry's House of Coffee - San Francisco, CA
Yelp!
Vimeo

Oblique Coffee Roasters - Portland, OR
Yelp!

Providence Coffee Roasters - Providence, RI
Yelp!

Qualia Coffee - Washington D.C., DC
Yelp!

The Unseen Bean  - Boulder, CO
Yelp!

Finally, here's a little note on why roasters like us. Enjoy!

Main Video Song List:

1. Daylight - Matt & Kim

2. The Sweetest Thing (Remix) - U2 & Tylu

3. Young, Wild, and Free - Snoop Dog & Wiz Khalifa ft. Bruno Mars

4. The Cave - Mumford & Sons

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