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TOGETHER WE CAN:
Transform our coffee-drinking into lasting impact, empowering communities in Zambia, Africa.
CURRENTLY: choosing the most delicious coffee to bring to your home!
TOGETHER WE CAN: Transform our coffee-drinking into lasting impact, empowering communities in Zambia, Africa. CURRENTLY: choosing the most delicious coffee to bring to your home!
165 backers pledged $22,000 to help bring this project to life.

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Chikondi Coffee: Let's Transform Lives in Zambia, Africa

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We hit $20K + unlocked every roast!! Thank you!

Everything above $20K will be poured into premium packaging, labeling, & branding. 

Check out our *newest* rewards, the Chikondi T-shirt & the Exclusive Chikondi Cupping event:

THE CHIKONDI STORY

Chikondi (chee-KOHN-dee) = love. 

At Chikondi Coffee, we’re all about giving love. For the past five years in rural Zambia, we’ve watched a community blossom & grow with the transformative power of love. 

Chikondi Coffee was born out of our desire to sustainably give love more deeply to more people. We want to make a generational impact by putting that same life-changing love in something you drink every morning -- your coffee cup. Sourced from the beautiful country of Zambia, Africa, Chikondi Coffee is the delicious way to make a real, lasting difference. 

THE PROBLEM

In many rural Zambian villages, the cycle of poverty affects nearly every aspect of life & community. Little access to clean water, hygiene & sanitation, education, and rural labor force has spun a web of problems keeping communities hopeless and stationary

Development Indicators for rural Zambia will tell you that the majority of people live with HIV, children are malnourished, gender equality is low, access to education is limited, and clean water, sanitation, and hygiene is hard to come by.

        Numbers say one thing but stories bring numbers to life. The reality in rural villages in Zambia is survival. Every day is about having the basic necessities and surviving preventable diseases. There is no room for hopes, dreams, or goals, because focus on now is necessary for survival.

Heavy burdens in rural Zambia
Heavy burdens in rural Zambia
Moriah Community School -- over 300 students come to Moriah every day in Kunchubwi Village
Moriah Community School -- over 300 students come to Moriah every day in Kunchubwi Village

THE SOLUTION

Drink coffee and transform lives. It's that simple.

This coffee is direct-trade, specialty coffee - which means farmers are paid a fair wage for their craft and the coffee is really good. 

100% of the proceeds from this coffee go to fund projects in rural communities in Zambia.

Chikondi Coffee is a venture in partnership with Love Abounds, designed to increase the sustainability of their love giving, hope inspiring, life changing projects in Kunchubwi Village.  Love Abounds chooses to focus on building communities and empowering generational change through giving love.  The organization has made a home in Kunchubwi Village — choosing to give love in this community day in and day out.  What does that look like?  

  • A home for abandoned and orphaned children - providing a loving and caring home and family for 16 children. 
  • Drilling borehole wells in the most-needed areas for clean drinking water. To date, we've drilled 12 boreholes in rural Zambia. 
  • Chicks Empowered, empowering female entrepreneurs through chicken farming.  Since 2015, Chicks Empowered has increased livelihoods of a community of women by over 300%.  Stable income = education for their children, building structurally sound homes, and always food on the table!
  • Building a community hub for the people of Kunchubwi Village to have fun, learn, and gather. 

Watch the following video to see Love Abounds' in action and go to the website to learn more: www.aboundinlove.org

OUR MISSION

Our mission at Chikondi Coffee is to be a bridge of love between YOU and the rural villages where our coffee is grown.  

And the impact has already begun. The work of Love Abounds is already changing lives in rural Zambia.  Chikondi Coffee connects your home to Kunchubwi Village in a delicious and sustainable way. Every bag sold of Chikondi Coffee directly supports Love Abounds’ growing projects in Zambia.  From your mug straight to Kunchubwi Village — we’re giving love, inspiring hope, and changing lives. 

THE COFFEE

Coffee is one of the best ways for people to connect.

By having a cup of coffee together, we connect to each other. But on an even deeper level, when we drink coffee, we're connected to all of the people involved in getting this coffee from the bean to our cup. 

Sadly, many coffee farmers face terrible exploitation in the coffee process. It's time for this to change, and for us to go even beyond what most people would call 'fair' trade. With this specialty Zambian coffee, we have the beautiful opportunity to do just that.

Based on exports, Zambia as a coffee origin is only about 30 years old. And for specialty coffee - the good stuff - it's really only a few years old. So when you join this project, we get to make history together. Of course the climate is wonderful, the elevation is great... Zambia has all of the right pieces to produce some of the best coffee on the continent. 

This is about so much more than coffee. It's about love. It's about hope. It's about transformation. And coffee is the vehicle, a very tasty vehicle, that gets us all there together.  

OUR TEAM

David & Bethany Morgan, Founders of Chikondi Coffee & Love Abounds

Justin Minott, Coffee Guru

Carson Matthews, Operations Extraordinaire 

THE TIMELINE & PLAN

We’re ready to press “go” on our first shipment of Zambian coffee. We’ve studied the coffee landscape of Zambia, picked out the most delicious beans, and have partnered with a local NC roaster.  We hope to have our first batch of coffee by the end of May ready to ship to you! 

Coffee Farm Manager teaches us about coffee production in Zambia
Coffee Farm Manager teaches us about coffee production in Zambia

Our Zambian coffee story is just beginning. Long term, we plan to partner with local Kunchubwi Village farmers to grow our own life changing coffee. This will be a win-win for us all.  Farmers will be taught how to grow specialty-grade coffee, earn more income than traditional farming, and we’ll know by name the farmers who planted, cultivated, and harvested the beans in your mug.  

HOW YOU FIT IN

Your support of this campaign helps us do a number of things:

  • Buy our first shipment of coffee and bring it to North Carolina
  • Develop the systems to get the coffee from a green bean to roasted and in your home
  • Take a secondary exploratory trip to Zambia, to identify, organize, and begin training coffee farmers in Kunchubwi Village

We're inviting YOU to help Chikondi Coffee bring the love back to your mug by supporting this Kickstarter campaign. 

Back the campaign, and share it with any human you know who loves coffee or making a difference, or ideally one who loves both of those things together.

Join us on this adventure to give love, inspire hope, & change lives. We couldn't (and wouldn't want to) do it without you!

Risks and challenges

It takes a lot to go from the bean all the way to a delicious cup of coffee in your cup. Because of that, there are a lot of details to sort out along the way. Thus, the primary risk is that it could potentially take longer than anticipated for you to get your first shipment of coffee.

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    BREW BETTER COFFEE

    You'll receive a PDF brew guide to take your home coffee experience to the next level.

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    ONE BAG OF ZAMBIAN COFFEE

    Hand numbered first batch!

    You will receive a hand-numbered 12oz bag of the FIRST EVER production roast of specialty Zambian coffee from Chikondi Coffee + the PDF brew guide.

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    ONE BAG OF ZAMBIAN COFFEE

    You will receive a 12oz bag of the FIRST EVER production roast of specialty Zambian coffee from Chikondi Coffee + the PDF brew guide. *FREE shipping within the USA *Canada shipping: $4 added at checkout *International shipping: please see project FAQ

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    Limited Edition t-shirt

    GET A SUPER EXCLUSIVE CHIKONDI T-SHIRT!

    Only available to Kickstarter Backers - this limited edition t-shirt is going to become your new favorite. Check it out on instagram @chikondicoffee

    We'll get your t-shirt size upon completion of the campaign.

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    TWO BAGS OF ZAMBIAN COFFEE

    You will receive TWO 12oz bags of specialty Zambian coffee + the PDF brew guide.

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    THE NO-BRAINER OPTION

    Get THREE 12oz bags of fresh roasted Zambian coffee sent right to your door along with an awesome Chikondi Coffee mug + the PDF brew guide + a thank you video from our team.

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    STRAIGHT DONATION LOVE

    Don't want any rewards but still want to empower Zambian coffee farmers and their families? This one is for you!

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    ZAMBIAN COFFEE FOR THREE MONTHS

    You will receive NINE bags of coffee for three months, 3 bags of coffee every month. + All of the other goodies from the "No Brainer Option".

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    ZAMBIAN COFFEE FOR SIX MONTHS

    You will receive EIGHTEEN bags of coffee for six months, 3 bags of coffee every month. + All of the other goodies from the "No Brainer Option".

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    CUSTOM BAGS AND A PERSONAL BARISTA

    GET TEN PERSONALIZED CUSTOM BAGS OF ZAMBIAN COFFEE HAND DELIVERED BY CHIKONDI COFFEE

    We'll come brew freshly roasted coffee for you right in your home! Chikondi Coffee will fly, drive, train or bus to wherever you are and hand deliver your rewards. You will have a team member as your personal barista brewing a cup of coffee for you.

    Your custom bags of Zambian coffee will have YOUR picture and name on the bags! Hand them out and make your friends jealous... or just drink the coffee yourself and post the photos on Instagram. #legendary

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    BREW FOR YOUR BUSINESS

    Get ONE HUNDRED 12oz BAGS OF ZAMBIAN COFFEE over the course of 12 months. Your first 10 bags will feature CUSTOM LABELS COMPLETE WITH YOUR LOGO or picture for all to see! Hand them out as promotional gifts or use them to make all your competitors jealous!

    Spice up your next team meeting, office party, or community event. Our Chikondi Coffee guru will be your personal barista for the day -- answering all your questions about coffee and giving lessons on how to make great coffee at home.

    Plus, you'll get a sponsor shout out on prime website real estate for 12 months + social media spotlights.

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    GO TO ZAMBIA

    It's time to experience Zambia for yourself!

    Join us on a week-long guided trip to Zambia, Africa to learn more about your coffee right at the source and to see the difference you're making with your own eyes.

    We'll pull out all the stops for the full Zambian experience, including a trip to Victoria Falls, a safari, and time connecting in rural communities.

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