Lit & Latte is founded by Dan & Kirsten, a late-20-something couple from NJ. We love books, exploring places for unique coffee spots, and promoting positivity & inclusivity. We know firsthand how easy it is to get stuck in the habit of reaching for the same types of books to read, and how difficult & time-consuming it can be to find decent coffee. We also think it's very important to feature women, LGBTQ+, and person of color writers. These reasons, together with our passion for spreading awareness of issues close to our hearts — like racism, sexism, and domestic violence — are why we started Lit & Latte.
In Lit & Latte boxes you’ll find a refreshing mix of popular & not-so-popular (but still amazing) books. We want to expose you to a variety of different voices and help you build a robust collection. We primarily choose new adult fiction, YA fiction, and non-fiction.
We choose coffee from companies dedicated to sustainability, quality, and creativity. No Folgers in this box!
We are focused on quality so you don't have to worry about getting cluttered with useless knick-knacks month after month. For all of the rewards that include a box, you will be sent an e-mail with a coupon code redeemable for the specified box. *Anybody who subscribes to our newsletter will also be entered to win a year for free!
- The Lite Reader box includes one book, 12 ounces of artisan whole bean coffee, and a detailed insert.
- The Bookworm box includes two books, 12 ounces of artisan whole bean coffee, a detailed insert, and extra goodies too! Since this box comes with two books, you could even share it with a friend!
- The Bibliophile box includes three books, 24 ounces of artisan whole bean coffee (two different kinds), a detailed insert, and other goodies.
Limited Edition Tote
Why Books & Coffee?
We want the world to have more regular readers. Why? Well, to start, people who read regularly tend to sleep better, have lower stress levels, and have lower rates of depression than non-readers. Reading builds analytic thinking skills, boosts memory, and is a great way to improve cultural awareness. Reading books by authors with different beliefs, mindsets, and life experiences gives you the opportunity to think about ideas from varying perspectives.
Isn't it fascinating how books and coffee perfectly go together? Imagine all of the important gatherings and the shear amount of work done in coffee shops over the years. How many books have been written in coffee shops? Many people know the story of J.K. Rowling and how she wrote her first Harry Potter book in a coffeeshop. Maybe there's something comforting in the feeling of being introspective among others, with random chatter occupying the background of your attention span, and the invigorating scent of roasted coffee wafting through the air.
Why Support Lit & Latte?
We're confident that you'll love Lit & Latte, especially if you:
- Appreciate inclusivity in literature
- Support small businesses
- Are excited to let us do the nitty-gritty of curating an awesome box of great books, high-quality coffee, and other goodies. We've got you covered!
By supporting Lit & Latte you'll be providing us the future opportunity to support other organizations that align with our vision of inclusivity and global literacy.
What You're Investing In
We have a lot of cool ideas, here are a few:
- Signed books
- Educational topic series
- Children's boxes
- Author's notes & interviews
- Exclusive coffee roaster interviews & virtual tours
- Exclusive coffee recipes
$3,500 — Early launch of our discussion forum!
From NJ With Love
We’re blessed to have an extremely diverse team of hardworking people dedicated to providing you with the best subscription box experience. We work hard to provide you with cool & unique books and exceptional coffee.
We celebrate inclusivity in every box and love to support other small businesses. Hit us up if you think your product would be a good fit with us.
Risks and challenges
Lit & Latte has been completely self-funded and now we're asking for help from the very community that we plan to serve!
This Kickstarter campaign will provide us enough resources to purchase our initial inventory, boxes, packaging, and jumpstart our marketing. We've been working hard, but some challenges still remain. Namely, it may be difficult to pack & ship a large number of boxes (we're only 3 people so far). However, with enough backers we'll be able to hire some help and jumpstart our business!
Choosing books & coffee can be very tough & time-consuming, which is why we'll also be collaborating with other authors, coffee connoisseurs, and activists to helps us curate the best boxes!
For all of the rewards that include a box, you will be sent an e-mail with a coupon code redeemable for the specified box.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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