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Thijs ten Bokkel HuininkBy Thijs ten Bokkel Huinink
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Thijs ten Bokkel HuininkBy Thijs ten Bokkel Huinink
First created
€2,286
pledged of 7.500 €pledged of 7.500 € goal
44
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 1 2016

About

About Glorious Caps

Glorious Caps is a small scale company, focussing on filling Nespresso® compatible coffee capsules for specialty coffee roasters. Gloriouscaps has a clear mission: filling and providing high quality coffee capsules to the market. I am offering a high quality alternative to the existing mainstream capsules that have flooded the market. This is done by working closely together with some of Europe's best specialty coffee roasters and only using top notch specialty coffee. By checking out below video and logo you can already get an impression about one of the great coffee roasters from whom I will use coffee for the Glorious Caps: Climpson & Sons from London. 

 

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 Why this is a great deal, your reward

Only with your support we can realize the dream of getting top quality coffee into an extraordinary capsule, make it available to the market, raising the quality bar, and help more people enjoy better coffee. So that is one.

Glorious Caps normally only fills capsules for roasters and does not sell to home users directly, so this is the one time and exclusive opportunity to get your hands on these great capsules through an exclusive and limited subscription. It is exclusive because a limited number of 250 people can back this project, and only backers will be offered a subcription. 

After receiving a test package in January (including a total of 15 capsules, espresso and lungo), you can let me know if and how you would like your subscription. All to make you feel comfortable, you decide!  Further, the idea is that coffee will change every 3 to 4 months, so you can taste different great coffees roasted by some of the best EU specialty coffee roasters. You will receive more background info on the origin of the coffee and advice on how to get the optimal shot of coffee out of the capsule. 

Besides all this you will be able to purchase the glorious capsules at a very reasonable price, €0.35 per capsule. Especially reasonable when you see prices of the very few comparable alternatives, ranging from €0.55 up to even €0.90 per capsule. But also especially reasonable when you consider the price of the exceptional coffees that will be used.

Which brings me to the final point that makes this a great project to back. The coffee from the roasters Gloriouscaps works with, reward quality by paying a higher, well above market price to the farmers/producers with the mindset of forming sustainable relationships year after year. Alongside a fair price for quality, transparency is a core value, so there is a clear understanding of the journey that coffee takes from the farm to your cup.

Where will your pledge be spend on

Special coffee deserves a special capsule, so your pledge will be spend on a fancy new branded capsule and the sealing foil that comes with it. The capsules will be branded so they will distinguish themselves and have more specialty coffee looks. You can already get a good impression by checking out below sneak preview of the design. 

Glorious capsules, the product

The capsule has been tested extensively and is compatible for all Nespresso® machines on the market. I also test every production run on several different machines like the Pixie, Inissia, Citiz and U. Further a group of about 30 home users have been testing my capsules on all kinds of different Nespresso® machines, with great results and feedback. Please check below short film to see the capsule run on a Citiz machine.  

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During testing and development over the last 9 months, lots of materials and products from different suppliers came along, for example the 6 different capsules on below picture, and that was just one. I can say that I only work with proven materials and products that come from EU suppliers who produce in compliance with European Union laws and regulations.

Different types of capsules which were tested along the way.
Different types of capsules which were tested along the way.

*Nespresso® is a registered trade mark owned by Société Des Produits Nestlé S.A. Gloriouscaps is not connected or associated in any way with Nestlé or Nespresso S.A.

Risks and challenges

After 9 months of research, development, extensive testing and feedback from a group of homeusers I can finally say that I can fully support the product. When it comes to fulfilment, I am really confident I can deliver on my rewards. Even though I have a great relationship with my capsule and foil suppliers, there are lead/delivery times which occasionally take longer than expected, besides this on very rare occasions issues can arise when it comes to filling capsules causing potential delays.

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    Pledge just because you like it!

    Maybe you don't drink coffee or do not have a capsule machine...YET. Then this is the way to support the project. You will not receive a reward but you can be sure your support is very much appriciated!!!

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    Pledge €45 or more About $51

    Exclusive subscription & Testpack

    You will receive the right to sign up for an exclusive and limited subscription starting in February. Before the subscription starts, you will first receive a test package with a total of 15 glorious capsules for espresso and lungo shots, which will be delivered to your door in January. If you like the caps, you can let me know your preferences in terms of delivery frequency, number of capsules, espresso, lungo or any combination of these. Further you are free to adjust, pauze, stop or continue the subscription whenever you wish, for only €0.35 a capsule.

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    Pledge €1,750 or more About $1,976

    Trial: Your own coffee in a capsule

    This is a great opportunity to create your own capsules. For example, for coffee roasters this could be an ideal try out. You will receive a batch of 1000 capsules, which could be used as a showcase. You just send over your own coffee and I will send back 1000 filled capsules. More information can be provided.

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    Pledge €2,950 or more About $3,332

    Workshop and Capsules

    You will be invited to visit my production facility where I will explain how capsule filling is done.
    This will give you a good insight on how to set up your own filling operation. Together we will produce 1000 capsules with your own coffee. More information can be provided.

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