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Timeless Coffee Roasters is looking to install a brand new roaster in our new retail location!
Timeless Coffee Roasters is looking to install a brand new roaster in our new retail location!
275 backers pledged $26,286 to help bring this project to life.

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Timeless Coffee roasters is a brand new vegan coffee shop, bakery, and chocolatier located at 4252 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA. After successfully opening our doors on 12/11/12, we're turning to Kickstarter to help us purchase and install a new roaster. We can't wait to start roasting coffee right here in the East Bay!

About Us

Timeless Coffee Roasters is the long-standing dream of RJ Leimpeter, the Head Roaster at Sightglass Coffee in San Francisco, CA. Timeless was formed out of a love of coffee and a desire to bring together the best possible roasts, baked goods, and chocolate right here in Oakland, CA. He's joined by Violett Slocum, a veteran baker and vegan confectioner formerly of Bittersweet and Cafe Gratitude.

RJ brings years of roasting experience and unmatched passion for coffee. His meticulous roasting and tasting processes have given Sightglass a unique edge in the coffee world, something he's looking to improve on with Timeless. 

Serving the best coffee in the East Bay was never going to be enough. Timeless' on-site bakery provides fresh cookies, biscotti, cinnamon rolls, and anything else you can think of. Violett makes some mean chocolate treats, too!

About Our Kickstarter

We spent weeks building out our current shop to be the way we wanted, but there's one key component still missing. We need a roaster!

We're looking to buy a Probat. Any extra money we get from this campaign will help cover our installation costs or the purchase of even more specialized equipment to make our offerings that much better.

Timeless is a convergence of all our years of experience and our passion for coffee. We want to give everyone a place to go and truly enjoy their drinks and desserts, not just another busy wi-fi hotspot slinging stale cookies and bland coffee. We want the pastries perfect, the chocolates dark, and the coffee incomparable. We want everything vegan, locally roasted and baked, and above all we want everyone to feel welcome.

The sooner we get our own roaster installed, the sooner we can start serving our own Timeless coffee. With your help, we can achieve this goal far quicker, and we can start serving unique coffee right here in the East Bay. We have plenty of rewards to offer our long-distance Kickstarters too, so don't be afraid if you can't come through our doors! 

Thanks!

To you for looking at our Kickstarter, to all of our friends for helping us build Timeless into just what we've always dreamed of, and to all of our customers for their continued support!

Thanks to our pal Colby for helping us put together a great video.

And thanks to Katie Lovecraft for her fantastic photo work!

Risks and challenges

Our rewards are specifically tailored for easy fulfillment on our part, but installation and the accompanying building issues for our roaster will likely be the most difficult things for this project. We're pretty well prepared for any issues that may arise from the install, but if anything unexpected comes up we'll tackle it the same way we've gone at everything else since opening Timeless: ridiculously hard work.

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Thanks! We really appreciate your help in getting our roaster installed.

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    A cup and a cookie! You're entitled to a cup of coffee and one of our delicious cookies!

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    Your very own Timeless Coffee mug! If you live in the area, come by and we'll fill it up for you. Includes shipping to the continental US.

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    In addition to the Timeless mug offered at the $15 level, you'll also get your pick of our delicious baked goods. We offer cinnamon rolls, cookies, cupcakes, and lots more on a regular basis!

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    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    As soon as our roaster is installed, we'll ship you a 12 ounce bag of Timeless Coffee. Locals can of course come by and pick it up, but shipping to the continental US is included!

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    In addition to the Timeless Mug from the $15 tier, we'll also send you a Timeless T-Shirt! We'll have photos of the shirt soon. US shipping included.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Inaugural Roast - The very first roast of Timeless Coffee is yours with this tier. All of our best Kickstarters will get a 12 ounce bag of our very first roast and a Timeless mug to drink it from. Shipping included to the US!

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    Kickstarter Roast - A unique roast made specially for Kickstarter backers. Not available anywhere else, we'll only be sending or handing out these 12 ounce bags of Kickstarter Roast to the special few. Once it's gone, it's gone for good. Includes a Timeless mug and shipping to the lower 48!

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    Double Roast Combo - Two 12 ounce bags of Timeless coffee, a Timeless mug, and a Timeless t-shirt, shipped right to your door or available at our Piedmont Ave location!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    1 Year Timeless Roast Subscription - We will send you a new single origin coffee, freshly roasted, every month for a year! Shipping to the US is included and we will send a mug along with your first roast.

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    Pledge $350 or more About $350

    1 Year Timeless Roast Subscription - We will send you a new single origin coffee, freshly roasted, every month for a year! Shipping to the US is included and we will send a mug along with your first roast.

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    Timeless Tasting Party - Once our roaster is up and running, you and a half-dozen of your friends are invited into Timeless for a coffee tasting. We'll have a selection of roasts on hand for you to try, and a bar full of treats to snack on. You have to be able to come down to our location on Piedmont Ave in Oakland for this, but we promise it will be worth it.

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Funding period

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