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More people can Drink a Better Story if we bring the story to them, let's take this show on the road, Bonlife mobile Brewbar roadtrip!

Chattanooga, TN Food
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It all started with an idea.

Coffee can be better, do more, make a difference.

Every cup you drink is already doing something, why not drink a cup that does something better.

Our coffees are all sustainably sourced at fair trade or better prices from some of the highest quality farms in the world. Then it's roasted to perfection in small batches in our Tennessee roastery.

Now it's time to take this story on the road, but we need your help!

Join us, as we take the Drink a Better Story message on the road by taking an old van and turning it into a rolling craft coffee oasis.

We'll trick it out with custom pour over bar, espresso machine, and take a cross country tour to spread the message that you can make a difference with every cup of coffee you drink!

In addition to set stops in New York, Washington, DC, Nashville, New Orleans, Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, we'll be taking the brew bus to festivals, markets, and events of your choosing!

In giving you 22 different rewards we wanted to offer you some special coffees, great swag items, and some once in a lifetime experiences, at levels to fit any budget (if you want something you don't see on the list, fire us an email and we'll see what we can do to possibly ad it). Some of our favorites include-

A party with the Brew Bus, you can get the Bus to come to you.

COFFEE FOR LIFE!

Special reserve release coffees from Ninety Plus Estates.

Great coffees sourced from our partners at Crop to Cup and Thrive Farmers.

Hand fired pottery mugs made by a local Artisan.

Coffee subscription, get the Bonlife delivered to your door every month!

Our original Bonlife Mustache mug.

Boss.
Boss.

Art by Jaime Barks done entirely with our COFFEE!

Barrel Aged Single Estate coffee, combining a great coffee with a Tennessee Whiskey Barrel...magic in the making.

After they dumped the Tennessee Whiskey out of it, we put Green Coffee in, it's there now...
After they dumped the Tennessee Whiskey out of it, we put Green Coffee in, it's there now...

A TRIP TO ORIGIN, go with us to visit farmers in Haiti or with Thrive Farmers in Costa Rica!

These trips will be epic interactions with the chance to share a cup of coffee with the farmers who grew it! You'll spend three days learning all about the growing and processing of coffees with our friends at Thrive Farmers in Costa Rica or our farming partners in Haiti, then as much time as you want before or after to explore the country on your own, the vacation of a lifetime! All expenses paid during three day farm visit as well as airfare and transfers originating in New York or Miami.

We've gone to great lengths to make sure that the rewards will make you more popular and successful! Great one of a kind items and experiences as well as some amazing handcrafted coffees and artisan items from our Bonlife Family, join us, let's Drink a Better Story.

VIVA LA BONLIFE!

Only 8 of these! Made by our 88 year old grandfather!
Only 8 of these! Made by our 88 year old grandfather!

P.S.- Please tell all your friends, coffee and world change taste better when shared with others. 

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little more about our story, your partnership is GREATLY appreciated and you'll be our hero if you'll share this with your friends!

Like us on Facebook, check us out on Twitter, and learn all about us on our website.

WWW.BONLIFECOFFEE.COM

Risks and challenges

We are already producing the hand fired pottery mugs for the limited edition sets, working out kinks with our t shirt designer on the hand pressed prints, and watching an artist blossom as she works creating paintings made from Coffee!

Join us and get in on the fun, great coffees, cool experiences, and the chance to be a part of something special.

We'll offer an update every 7-10 days on additional progress and details.

The total cost of the van and road trip will be significantly higher than our fundraising goal, so we're hoping to go well beyond the target and have some surprises for backers along the way to help fuel the fun.

You can make a difference, we need your help!

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    HIGH FIVE-When the world looks back in amazement, you can say you were a part of it from the beginning! and we'll give you a FREE sticker and a hug or high five (either not both, don't get stingy) if you come see us on the roadtrip!

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    Our eternal thanks are yours! AND we’ll email a certificate good for one FREE beverage to be used at the Coffee Van, so if you live along any of our routes you can come see us and redeem your free drink! + we’ll tweet you and send you the sticker!

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    Bonlife Mustache Mug, and if you're local we'll even fill it for you on your first visit!

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    At this level we're roasting up some fresh awesome for you. We'll send you a twelve ounce bag of our micro roasted handcrafted beans from one of our core single origin relationships in Nicaragua, Uganda, or Thailand.

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    Now we're getting serious, step up to this level to get a half pound of our Ethiopian Kemgin sourced from Ninety Plus, roasted the morning we ship it!

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    For putting our third location in motion, we're giving you a vessel for every occasion, one Travel Mug, one Mustache Mug, and one Iced drink Mug...you're prepared to add some Bonlife to any beverage!

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    The idea came to us while sipping one of our favorite non-coffee beverages, before we knew it we had rolled a recently vacant Tennessee Whiskey Barrel into the roasting lab and filled it with some great single estate Nicaraguan green coffee. We'll crack this open in a few months and send you a half pound of the greatness roasted up fresh for you. AND, if that wasn't enough, we've also partnered with our local t shirt print shop to create a custom Tee for you to show your greatness.

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    Here you get a half pound of our Ninety Plus Estate Panama Gesha coffee AND a hand fired locally made Mug, only available here, yours will be hand numbered in this limited one time only set.

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    What's better than Coffee and Art? Coffee Art!
    We'll send you one of 50 original pieces created by our pal Jaime Lynn Barks for this project. Painted entirely with Coffee! We'll also send a twelve ounce bag of one of our single origin coffees.

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    We'll give you a hand embellished one of a kind Sowden Softbrew along with a bag of our single origin coffee...your friends will be jealous.

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    ALL IN-This will be Christmas come early with all the goodies we're loading you up with...
    You'll get a bag of single origin coffee, Trucker Hat, Tee, plus the Mug of your choice!

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    We'll take our favorite brew method, the 6 cup Chemex, and customize it for you with a custom collar treatment, we'll also give a box of filters and a bag of beans!

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    Papo (our 88+ year old WWII veteran grandfather) will hand carve a wood pour over stand like the one pictured, we'll include a plastic Hario V60, Bonlife Mug, and a bag of our single origin coffee...it's a party in a box!

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    Craft your own blend!

    Spend a day with our roast master learning the art of coffee blending, then create, your own blend, includes 5 pounds of your custom creation for you to take home and share...or keep for yourself!

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    One year Coffee subscription, we'll send you two bags of coffee a month for twelve months, and a Bonlife Mug in your first shipment!

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    You get a two hour private party for up to 45 people in our roasting lab! Includes beverage of choice for each person and your choice of Roasting Demonstration, Coffee Production and Processing Lecture, Cupping Experience, or Interactive Brew Method Class.

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    WHOLESALE- If your cafe or restaurant wants to live the Bonlife, this is for you! Start your relationship with us as a wholesale customer and this first order will include 50 pounds of fresh roasted to order single origin coffee and a custom 2 group Hario V60 pour over bar. As well as Training on how to elevate your craft coffee service. We can also supply Bonavita Kettles, Baratza Grinders and a variety of other manual brew methods. If you're interested in a variation on this, contact us and we can work out a version to suit your needs.

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    This buys you and 50 friends a 1 hour Bonlife Brew Bus exclusive party within 100 miles of Chattanooga, TN.

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    This brings the party to you, anywhere within 50 miles of our planned route we'll bring the Brew Bus to you and provide artisan crafted coffees for you and up to 100 friends for 3 hours! You'll also get a Custom fired Mug, a half pound of your choice of ANY of our coffees, and a custom piece of Coffee Art!

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    This is the ultimate for the east Tennessee Bonlife fan, COFFEE FOR LIFE! You'll get a card which entitles you to free coffee in our retail shops.
    Good for one single cup brew method per visit.
    For. The. Rest. of. Your. Life.

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    There is only one of these, you get to ride along on the trip of a lifetime with us as we take the Bonlife Mobile Brewbar on the road this summer, exact dates and details to be determined, but will include meals and shared room lodging, along with stories that will never be forgotten!

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    Travel to Origin with us!
    This is an all inclusive trip from New York or Miami to visit one of our farm partners in Haiti or Costa Rica, we'll fly you and a guest, and take you to some of the very farms you're helping support with your purchase. You'll learn about coffee production, processing, and the difference you can make with every cup!

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