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I'm Sasa Sestic and I'd like to publish a book, to share my passion of coffee and share inspiring origin stories with you.
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Sasa Sestic: 'The Coffee Man' book

Written by Sasa Sestic, World Barista Champion 2015 and star of 'The Coffee Man' film , this book showcases coffee farmers around the world with all proceeds empowering these hard workers, their families and their communities. 

THE GOAL 

I want to make a difference at coffee farms and communities around the world. My book is filled with stories and information from coffee communities across the world, as well as stories of my start in coffee through to winning the World Barista Championship. 

By publishing my book on the amazing stories of the farms and communities that I work with, I will donate 100% of all proceeds towards helping these communities become more empowered through better infrastructure and resources. Your donation will help them create a more sustainable future.

We’re looking for a funding of $40,000 for each origin we'd like to work with. The more funds we raise, the more origins we can support. Each of these farms has specific issues that we plan to address:

Nicaragua
By improving infrastructure and buying equipment we will enable these producers to create higher quality coffee and receive better prices. We also want to donate funds to the National Coffee School of Nicaragua, to enable future generations to increase the quality of their coffee. 

Ethiopia
By building community wells, workers and their families will have access to fresh, drinkable water. We also aim to improve infrastructure, so that farmers can further develop their processing techniques and receive better prices for their coffee.

If we raise enough money from the sales of this book, we hope to do the same in other countries that face the same issues including Colombia, Honduras, and India.

Your donation will help to publish this book and spread its stories across the world, so that we can connect the global coffee community and support those who need it.

THE ISSUE 

Across the world, coffee is carefully grown, cultivated and harvested by hardworking farmers in coffee producing countries. For all of us, whether we are coffee professionals or simply people that enjoy a cup of coffee every day, we all depend on these farmers and the work they do.

Many farmers and producers receive little recognition and very small income for their hard work and dedication. Many also lack the resources and funding to improve their infrastructure, equipment and community. This affects not only the workers on the farms, but also their families and wider community. 

100% of the profits generated from the book will be used to combat the imbalance experienced in these communities and to improve infrastructure, resources and community endeavours. 

Help us give back to those who work hard every day, so that we can all enjoy a more sustainable cup of coffee. 

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REWARDS

Donate $10
Donate $10 and be rewarded with the knowledge that your donation will go towards helping coffee producers and their communities. 

Online Contributor's List $25+
For a donation of $25, your name will be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au after the publication of the book.

Bag of coffee + Online Contributor's List $50 
For a donation for $50 or higher, you will receive a bag of ONA Coffee's specialty coffee, chosen by Sasa Sestic. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au.

Signed book + Online Contributor's List $75+
For a donation of $75 or higher, you will receive a signed copy of Sasa Sestic's book. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au, as well as in the published book.

'The Coffee Man' DVD + signed book + Online Contributor's List $100
For a donation of $100 or higher, you will receive a DVD of 'The Coffee Man' film, as well as a signed copy of the book. Your name will also be listed as a contributor on sasasestic.com.au

ONA Coffee Distributor V1 + signed book + Online Contributor's List $150
For a donation for $150, you will receive an OCD V1 distribution tool, designed by Sasa Sestic. You will also as well as a signed copy of the book and your  name will also be listed as a contributor on sasasestic.com.au

Coffee hamper + signed book + Online Contributor's List $250
For a donation for $250, you will receive a coffee hamper, including a selection of specialty coffee, 'The Coffee Man' DVD and a signed copy of the book. Your name will also be listed as a contributor on sasasestic.com.au

5 signed books + Online Contributor's List $325
For a donation of $325, you will receive 5 signed copes of The Coffee Man book. You will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au

Sign erected at farm + signed book + Online Contributor's List $500 
For a donation of $500 or higher, your name or business name will be commemorated in a sign that will be erected at the farm(s), where we complete the community projects with the money generated from the book. You will also receive a signed copy of the published book. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au

Name part of a coffee farm + signed book + Online Contributor's List $1000 
For donations of $1000 and higher, we will plant a section of a coffee farm in your name or business name.
You will also receive a copy of the published book, signed by Sasa Sestic. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au

Christmas bundle of 30 signed books + Online Contributor's List $1800 For a donation of $1800, you will receive 30 signed copies of Sasa Sestic's book, delivered to you before Christmas Day 2018. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au

Origin invitation* + signed book + Online Contributor's List $2500
For donations of $2500 and higher, we will invite you to origin with the Project Origin team in 2018, to explore coffee farms and meet producers. You will also receive a copy of the published book, signed by Sasa Sestic. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au, as well as in the published book.

*Excluding flights

Course at Sasa's farm* + signed book + Online Contributor's List $3500
For donations of $3500 and higher, we will invite you to El Árbol coffee farm in Nicaragua, to complete a course on farming and processing with Sasa Sestic.*

You will also receive a copy of the published book, signed by Sasa Sestic. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au, as well as in the published book.

*Excluding flights

Travel to origin and process your own coffee + signed book + Online Contributor's List $5000*
For donations of $5000 and higher, you can join Sasa at origin for a personalised course on his new processing techniques and process your own coffee. You can then take up to 50kg of your coffee back home with you! 
You will also receive a copy of the published book, signed by Sasa Sestic. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au, as well as in the published book.

Risks and challenges

WHY CROWDFUND?

You might ask - why not just raise money and give it directly to producers and communities at origin?

We believe that creating effective change is not only about providing resources; it is about connecting communities, sharing knowledge and creating a mutual respect from crop to cup between all links in the coffee chain.

By sharing the stories, struggles, triumphs and knowledge of coffee producers and professionals, we aim to share the story of a cup of coffee and the people behind it. With every book sold, we share not only the profits of the book, but the information and personal stories of coffee farmers within. By doing this, we are creating a stronger bond between those that produce coffee and those who consume it.

COSTS

Coffee farming isn't cheap, and nor is publishing books. By crowdsourcing, we can make sure they all the money produced from the book can go to a better place. I am committed to using 100% of the the profits generated from the sales of this book to aid coffee communities around the globe.

I wholeheartedly believe that the best way to produce this book is to put it in the hands of people who love coffee. By involving people from all different parts of the coffee chain, this project isn't just about my story; it's about the global coffee community coming together to share stories, raise money and aid communities.

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    Course at Sasa's farm*

    For donations of $3500 and higher, we will invite you to El Árbol coffee farm in Nicaragua, to complete a course on farming and processing with Sasa Sestic.*

    You will also receive a copy of the published book, signed by Sasa Sestic. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au, as well as in the published book.

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    Process your own coffee

    For donations of $5000 and higher, you can join Sasa at origin for a personalised course on his new processing techniques and process your own coffee. You can then take up to 50kg of your coffee back home with you!
    You will also receive a copy of the published book, signed by Sasa Sestic. Your name will also be listed as a contributor and donor on sasasestic.com.au
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