New Stretch Goals-
$30,000 - Lemonade Cubes Unlocked!
Made with dehydrated lemons and raw, unrefined cane sugar, nothing else!
$10+ pledge level receives 1 free lemonade cube
$20+ pledge level receives 2 free lemonade cubes
$55+ pledge level receives 4 free lemonade cubes
$90+ pledge receives 6 free lemonade cubes
$45,000 - Green Tea Cubes Locked
Made with pulverized green tea and raw, unrefined cane sugar.
$10+ pledge level receives 2 extra cubes (1 lemon, 1 tea)
$20+ pledge level receives 4 extra cubes (2 lemon, 2 tea)
$55+ pledge level receives 8 extra cubes (4 lemon, 4 tea)
$90+ pledge receives 12 extra cubes (6 lemon, 6 tea)
- Have you ever been so late in the morning you didn’t have time to prepare your coffee?
- Are you familiar with airplane coffee?
- Need a replacement for your crappy office brew?
- Want an easier way to make your Campfire Coffee?
We are Natalia and Allen, founders of Jiva Cubes. We use high-quality Colombian coffee and combine with raw, unrefined cane sugar, Panela, to form a cube. Think of a sugar cube, but with coffee!
"Wait, but I don't like my coffee sweetened!"
This is something we heard all the time last year, during (and after) our last Kickstarter project. Since we used sugar as a binder it was impossible for us to make a sugarless cube. We refuse to use any artificial ingredients to hold the cubes together and we couldn't find anything natural that worked. So, we decided to use a minimal amount of raw sugar (less than a gram) to hold the cubes together. We tested the cubes with people who take no sugar in their coffeeand once we were satisfied Jiva Black was born.
Now, there is a Coffee Cube for everyone!
A smarter way to coffee = Whether you are saving space in your bag on your next hike, you are saving cash by watching your afternoon latte budget or you are going green by using fewer pods and conserving energy; Jiva Cubes is the smarter way to coffee.
Value³ = We packed convenience, portability and quality into a tiny cube! We create a cube that lets you avoid the entire process required to make a cup of coffee. We even let you skip the clean-up.
We work with a single estate that boasts 4 generations of coffee and sugar cane cultivation in the famed coffee region of Ocamonte, Santander. We take our coffee seriously so we can control quality from from seed to cube!
Jiva Black is for those who drink their coffee black.
What our backers say:
"Thank you again! They have been delicious and a great addition to bring to work! I've enjoyed the coffee as iced coffee so far!"
- Heather & Jim
"I've just received my cubes in the UK! I was absolutely bouncing off the walls in excitement. They taste more like filter coffee than instant to me, and they are exactly the right amount of sweetness. They're smaller than I expected, though that's not a bad thing at all since they're super portable."
- Elizabeth A.
"For someone like me who ends up traveling a lot, these make a GREAT substitute for the nasty tar they try to serve on airplanes as coffee.
- Keith R.
"I have NEVER liked instant coffee and now I can no longer say that thanks to these amazing cubes! Life Changers :) I'll be back for more."
- Danielle G.
"I still use the Keurig...to heat up the water for my Jiva Coffee Cubes!"
"I travel a lot in a VW camper and the cubes were a big hit last summer. I'm looking forward to showing the new flavors."
- Jerry B.
Risks and challenges
This isn't our first rodeo. We're no strangers to Kickstarter and what it means to deliver on a promise.
With your help, we tested our first batch of cubes. We had to go to Colombia to find a new manufacturer and deal with tons of issues while there, but we managed to get cubes to our backers. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jivacubes/jiva-coffee-cubes
Then we added flavors to our coffee line and tested hot chocolate cubes made with fancy cacao. We delivered cubes to over 2,700 people but only after going to Colombia for a month to pack the cubes ourselves and see the cubes home! Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jivacubes/jiva-coffee-cubes-and-hot-chocolate-cubes
Every project brings risk for delays and obstacles, we know this better than anyone. However, we are tenacious folk and we have been working really hard to perfect our cubes and our process. We have been working with the same providers for over a year so things are a bit more streamlined. If there are any bumps, we'll let you know, but rest assured that were here to make sure this is a great experience for you!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes, our coffee cubes can be used for iced coffee! Forget watering down your drink, skip the ice and drop two cubes straight into milk.
There is no milk (in any form, chemical or powder) in our cubes. Milk should be fresh, we hope you think so too.
The artist behind Jiva is Everton Allen! He is amazing to work with.
Avital Epstein! A genius at storytelling.
No special instructions. The cubes will do well in your tote or backpack and our plastics protect the cube from sun exposure and moisture. Just don't leave them in your car during an Arizona summer day!
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