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We're planning to open a shop in Coeur d'Alene. With your support, we'll serve delicious coffee and farm-to-table pie!
We're planning to open a shop in Coeur d'Alene. With your support, we'll serve delicious coffee and farm-to-table pie!
251 backers pledged $21,283 to help bring this project to life.

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A Shop for Bean & Pie

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THE GIST

We're planning on opening a shop in Coeur d'Alene serving pies made with local ingredients. We can't take the next step without money for improvements on a brick-and-mortar location and equipment. We are working with a bank to obtain financing, but need help coming up with $20,000 for the down payment on a loan.

"Crumptious" Handpies - double crust, double filling with crumb topping
"Crumptious" Handpies - double crust, double filling with crumb topping

THE PIES

Good pies start with good ingredients. We use as many local (and often organic) ingredients as possible in our pies. Using local ingredients supports farmers and producers, keeps money in our community and makes for delicious pies. When we open the shop, we will expand our menu to include fruit pies, cream pies and savory pies. We will also have gluten free and vegan options! Our flavors change seasonally, so there is always something new to be enjoyed.

Berry Crumb (Our bestselling flavor!)
Berry Crumb (Our bestselling flavor!)
V/GF/Plant Based Chocolate Cream Pie
V/GF/Plant Based Chocolate Cream Pie

OUR START

We are Ethan & Katy Bean. We started Bean & Pie in the summer of 2017 out of our home kitchen. We began selling our pies to family and friends and word quickly got out. We were both working full-time jobs and took turns baking pies all summer and fall. Come Thanksgiving, we had orders for more than 70 pies and maxed out our oven, baking for four days. It was exhausting, but so rewarding knowing customers were enjoying our pies with their families. This past summer, we sold pies at the Kootenai County Farmer's Market and Kendall Yards Night Market on Wednesdays. The support from the community since starting our business last summer has been overwhelming!

We are limited with our small home kitchen - we can't fulfill wholesale requests or offer savory and cream pies (trust me when I say we've got some amazing recipes!) We're also limited on space and production capabilities. When we do events, we have to work days in advance on prep. After all of this, baking a single batch of pies takes up to two hours. Having our own pie-bakery, with more space and commercial baking equipment, will allow us to expand our business and continue serving our community delicious pies that can be enjoyed with family and friends.

THE SHOP

We are planning to open a shop in Coeur d'Alene. We've saved up all the money we've earned since starting our business, but it's nowhere near enough to secure financing for kitchen equipment and building costs. We've found a couple of locations, but have missed out on them since we did not have bank financing. Reaching our goal for this Kickstarter will allow us to take the next step and be ready when something opens up.

Bean & Pie's shop will be a neighborhood gathering place, where you can enjoy good company over a slice of pie and a cup of coffee, or pick-up a pie to enjoy with family and friends. With your help, we plan on opening our doors in 2019 and serving farm-to-table pies.

T-shirt pledge gift
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Pie making class pledge gift
Pie making class pledge gift

BIG THANKS

We'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped us with this project. Our videographer, Andrew Brand, did a fantastic job developing our story into a video - we are so grateful for your effort and support! Mary Banducci - thank you for providing beautiful images of our pies. Young & Michal Bennett from Coffee Roboto - thank you for your endless support and encouragement and willingness to be in our video.  Ron Borg, thank you for being so supportive of our business, helping to get the word out and being in our video. Thank you to Kurtis, Michelle and Brandy for the kind words and being in our video.

And thank you to our family, friends and community members who have supported our dream, purchased pies, and helped us get to this point.

Risks and challenges

We've learned a lot since starting our business last summer, but we still have a long way to go! We work with a business coach every step of the way and believe in growing slowly and cautiously. There is a chance we may not find a location right away. But with your help, we will be ready with financing when the right one comes along.
We're ready to face the challenges that may come with building our own bakery, tackling permits and inspections, hiring and all of the unknown things that will come up along the way. We imagine It will be stressful at times and take a lot of work, but we believe it will be worth it!

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    Sticker

    Share your Bean & Pie love with the world with one of our stickers! They are approximately 4" round with a beautiful matte finish. Great for water bottles, cars or if you have kids, the interior of your car.

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    Share a piece of kindness

    Spread a little bit of joy in our community! When our shop opens, we will have a bulletin board where you can pre-purchase a slice for a stranger and leave a little note. You will enjoy a slice of pie for yourself and receive a notecard to share some words of encouragement (and pie) with a stranger.

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    Exclusive Pie Scented Candle

    All the pie smells. In a pretty candle. We've teamed up with Inland Candle Co. to create an exclusive Apple Pie scented candle that will leave your home smelling like you just pulled a pie out of the oven (without the messy kitchen.) Candles are hand-poured and made with all natural soy wax derived from American grown soy beans.

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    • 6 oz. Apple Pie Scented Candle
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    Bean & Pie T-shirt

    Rep your Bean & Pie love with a sticker and T-shirt (made in the USA with organic cotton/recycled polyester!) Stickers and shirts printed in Coeur d'Alene.

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    Pie Date

    Do you love pie? Does your love love pie? This is the perfect date for you. Enjoy two slices of pie, coffee and two stickers.

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    • Slice of pie or handpie
    • Cup of coffee
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    10" Pie

    Whole pie in the flavor of your choosing. Plus a slice of pie and a sticker.

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    • 10" Pie
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    Out of Town Supporter

    Don't live nearby, but still love what we're doing? This option can be shipped to anywhere in the US. Rep your Bean & Pie love with a sticker, Apple Pie scented candle and T-shirt (made in the USA with organic cotton/recycled polyester!) Stickers and shirts printed in Coeur d'Alene.

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    T-Shirt and Candle for Locals

    Rep your Bean & Pie love with a sticker, Apple Pie scented candle and T-shirt (made in the USA with organic cotton/recycled polyester!) Stickers and shirts printed in Coeur d'Alene.

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    Pie in a Glass

    We one upped the concept of a la mode. Enter: Pie in a glass! Layers of ice cream, pie, whipped cream, topped with sweet, crunchy buttery crumb. You'll enjoy three of these in the flavor of your choosing, along with a sticker and Apple Pie scented candle.

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    • 6 oz. Apple Pie Scented Candle
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    Slice of the Month Club

    Enjoy one slice of pie or handpie each month for an entire year, plus a sticker.

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    • 12× Slice of pie or handpie (once a month for a year!)
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    One Ticket to a Pie Making Class

    One ticket to our pie making class, where you will learn how to make a pie from scratch, including dough, filling, assembly and baking. While the pies are baking, enjoy freshly brewed coffee and pie sampling of our current flavors. Take home a perfectly baked pie!

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    My Favorite Things - CDA

    It's no secret our little town is home to some amazing businesses! We've rounded up some of our favorites into one cool pack! Valued at $120. No shipping available.

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    • 6 oz. Apple Pie Scented Candle
    • T-shirt
    • $20 CDA Idaho Clothing Company Gift Card
    • 12 oz. Salted Caramel Sauce from Caramel Kitchen
    • 12 oz. bag of coffee from Doma Coffee Roasting Company
    • 16 oz. Chai Concentrate from Coffee Roboto
    • Oats & Honey Bath Bomb from Mountain Madness Soap
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    Two Tickets to a Pie Making Class

    Two tickets to our pie making class, where you will learn how to make a pie from scratch, including dough, filling, assembly and baking. While the pies are baking, enjoy freshly brewed coffee and pie sampling of our current flavors. Take home a perfectly baked pie!

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    Early Bird Special - Launch Party Ticket

    You and a friend will join us at our exclusive launch party, where you will be among the first to check out our new space and sample our menu! You will also take home a pie of your choosing, a sticker, candle and a T-shirt.

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    • 6 oz. Apple Pie Scented Candle
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    • 10" Pie
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    Private Pie Making Class Date

    You and a loved one will enjoy having the shop to yourself for an evening of pie making (pie = maximum romance, amiright? Unless it's your kid or a friend, then it's maximum fun), where you will each learn how to make a pie from scratch, including: dough, filling, assembly and baking. While the pies are baking, enjoy freshly brewed coffee and pie sampling of our current flavors. I'm even willing to put on your favorite playlist. Plus, enjoy a whole 10" pie each month for an entire year, a slice of pie, coffee, T-shirt and a sticker!

    Includes:
    • Sticker
    • Slice of pie or handpie
    • Cup of coffee
    • 6 oz. Apple Pie Scented Candle
    • 10" Pie (once a month for a year!)
    • Private pie making class for two
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    Pie Lover and Supporter Extraordinaire

    You and five friends will enjoy having the shop to yourself for an evening of pie making, where you will each learn how to make a pie from scratch, including: dough, filling, assembly and baking. While the pies are baking, enjoy freshly brewed coffee and pie sampling of our current flavors. I'm even willing to put on your favorite playlist. Plus, enjoy a whole 10" pie each month for an entire year, a slice of pie, coffee, T-shirt and a sticker!

    Includes:
    • Sticker
    • Slice of pie or handpie
    • Cup of coffee
    • 6 oz. Apple Pie Scented Candle
    • 10" Pie (once a month for a year!)
    • Private pie making class for six
    • T-shirt
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Funding period

- (30 days)