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We're proposing big expansion plans for two new coffee bars in Canton and Grangetown, Cardiff and need your help to make it happen.
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Lufkin Coffee Roasters

All of us have experienced those times in life, where we stop, and really take in the moment. Enjoying coffee has that quality, allowing us to step aside from our everyday comings and goings and take a moment.

At Lufkin Coffee we’re interesting in that moment, working to make it as sweet as possible for you, whether you’re enjoying by yourself or with friends! 

The new space

The new coffee bar we envisage for Thompson's Park expands on this ethos by offering a place to stop, chat and get a warm cup of coffee while out on your morning stroll, dog-walk, jog, or moment of solitary mindfulness. 

The tiny cabin-like space, set against the tranquil park setting, will be the perfect escape.  We have won a bid from the council to secure the space, and what we need now is to raise the money for the necessary work in order to create our vision for a coffee bar. 

Visual of the new Lufkin Coffee Bar in Thompson's Park, Pontcanna, Cardiff
Visual of the new Lufkin Coffee Bar in Thompson's Park, Pontcanna, Cardiff
Situated on the edge of Thompson's Park in Pontcanna, the new space will be easily accessible from nearby Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Chapter Arts Centre and of course the original Lufkin in King's Road Yard.
Situated on the edge of Thompson's Park in Pontcanna, the new space will be easily accessible from nearby Llanover Hall Arts Centre, Chapter Arts Centre and of course the original Lufkin in King's Road Yard.

The Clare Road site in Grangetown will host our 10kg coffee roaster, which churns out freshly roasted coffee each week before being packaged in 250g bags. This new premise will also be home to a coffee bar, ceramics store and hot-desking workspace on the site of the old NatWest Bank.

The old bank closed three years ago and planning permission was granted for it to be used as a restaurant, coffee shop, cafe or take-away - but not a pub or bar. The building includes an old bank vault in the cellar.
The old bank closed three years ago and planning permission was granted for it to be used as a restaurant, coffee shop, cafe or take-away - but not a pub or bar. The building includes an old bank vault in the cellar.

 Sustainable commitment 

Available exclusively to backers of the campaign, Lufkin Coffee have partnered with Seattle based company MiiR, to bring branded reusable camp cups! The MiiR Camp Cups are designed with the ethos - 'timeless, thoughtful, beautifully simple and sustainable'. Every MiiR product funds a trackable giving project and these mugs will help fund a clean water initiative in a country that needs it.

MiiR re-usable stainless steel camp cup
MiiR re-usable stainless steel camp cup

Creative collaborations

We work with local bakers, makers & artists to bring Lufkin to life. Our beautiful bright lemon was created by local artist Lucy Dickson who also painted the mural you'll spot on the wall of the shop. Her mediums comprise of digital drawing, painting, murals and printed goods. 

You may have also noticed we serve our coffee in hand-thrown ceramics, brought to us by potter Micki Schloessingk. Based in the Gower, Micki’s ceramics are wood fire salt glazed and she uses a variety of slips that fire to different finishes - so each mug is unique. 

Your help!

The name Lufkin originates from the word ‘love’: that pretty much says it all. We're so happy to be serving Cardiff such local, fresh and (let's face it) freakin' tasty coffee! We are asking for your help and kindness to make this happen - the new Lufkin Coffee Bars in Thompson's Park and Grangetown! 

Through the Kickstarter campaign you will be able to purchase rewards to help fund this project, including coffee home-brewing courses, barista training, gift vouchers and tickets to the special cocktail launch party in Thompson’s Park this spring. 

Please do donate, share & support over the next month in whatever way you can!

Risks and challenges

We will be in touch through email and social media to keep you updated on the progress of the Kickstarter!

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    High five and thanks from us!

    Thank you for showing your support - we hope to see you for a coffee in the new space!

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    Gift voucher to use at any location

    A perfect gift for your coffee lovin' friends or to use yourself at any of our coffee bars

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    Batch brew at your event

    A fresh canister of batch brew for your event. Email to reserve date and arrange collection. 1 Canister serves 16 coffees and you can reserve however many you want...

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    Gift Voucher to spend at any location

    A perfect gift for your coffee lovin' friends or to use yourself at any of our coffee bars

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    Limited edition tote bag

    Limited edition organic and fair ware cotton tote bag. Designed by Lucy Dickson. Only available to backers.

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    Ticket to the Grangetown Cocktail Party

    Ticket to our private opening/shindig at the new Grangetown space! Come along for an evening at Lufkin including 2 coffee cocktails and live jazz! End of Summer 2019 - date to be announced.

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    Coffee + Picnic in the park!

    Pick up your Lufkin picnic from the new park space this Spring - includes a canister of fresh batch brew, one of our hand-made pies and a picnic blanket. Enjoy in Thompson's Park with some friends! Redeemable at Thompson's Park location at anytime. Takes 15 mins to prep.

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    Mindfulness ceramic tray

    Using hand-made objects and ceramics to disrupt the ordinary or mundane...so that a cup of coffee or tea moves from an ordinary moment into a moment of surprise, appreciation and being present in the moment. This ceramic tray is hand-made by Frances and is designed to heighten your coffee rituals.

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    Gift Voucher to spend at any location

    A perfect gift for your coffee lovin' friends or to use yourself at any of our coffee bars

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    MiiR re-usable stainless steel camp cup

    MiiR re-usable stainless steel camp cup (black). Every MiiR product funds a trackable giving project - these mugs will help fund a clean water initiative in a country that needs it. It's our plan to cut coffee-cup waste and these Lufkin branded mugs will help keep your coffee warm as you stroll around! Plus you will get 35p of every coffee when you use your cup. Available to backers only, in white or black colour.

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    • Lufkin branded MiiR Camp Cup
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    MiiR re-usable camp cup (white)

    Every MiiR product funds a trackable giving project - these mugs will help fund a clean water initiative in a country that needs it. The new coffee bar in Thompson's park will be reusable cups only and these Lufkin branded mugs will help keep your coffee warm as you stroll around! Plus you will get 35p of every coffee when you use your cup. Available to backers only, in white or black colour.

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    MiiR re-usable camp cup (white)

    Every MiiR product funds a trackable giving project - these mugs will help fund a clean water initiative in a country that needs it. It's our aim to cut coffee cup waste, and these reusable Lufkin branded mugs will help keep your coffee warm as you stroll around! Plus you will get 35p of every coffee when you use your cup at any of our locations. White cup colour with artist Lucy Dickson's design printed on the side. **Select the other cup option for the black cup colour.**

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    Voucher to spend at any location.

    A perfect gift for your coffee lovin' friends or to use yourself at any of our coffee bars - perfect for Coffee + Pie afternoon tea.

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    Home brewing course

    Love coffee but want to learn more? On this training you'll learn how to extract using cafetière, aero press and pour over methods. You'll get insight into the science behind coffee and train your taste buds to understand extraction and flavour profiling, to help you to find your preferred brewing method at home. Complimentary 250g bag of beans to take home included. There are 8 dates for 4 slots each date available on Sunday mornings throughout April and May - email to reserve your preferred date.

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    Learn to be a barista!

    Ever wondered what goes into pouring that perfect cup of coffee? On this Espresso Training Course, you'll have a 2.5 hour introduction to pulling tasty espresso shots and making perfect milk to pair. A fun relaxed way to get a handle on the basics, to pop on your CV or simply impress your family and friends! 3 people per class. 6 classes available on a Thursday evening throughout April and May. Five dates available for 2 people each slot - email to reserve your preferred date.

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    12 week coffee bean subscription

    Sign up to a weekly Friday delivery of coffee beans right to your home. Collection from shop also available. (Usually £108!)

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    The secret to roasting coffee

    Come and discover the process coffee goes through before it hits your lips! This Roasting Expo will be a super fun session where you can see coffee being roasted first hand, listen out for first crack, and cup the product at the end. This dream offer is limited so grab your chance! 5 people per session, only 3 sessions available.

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    7 week mindfulness course

    We believe that coffee and daily routines are intrinsically linked to mindfulness. Led by instructor Anna Bhushan, this 7 week mindfulness course will be held at 8am on Friday mornings in the Lufkin Coffee space from April.

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    Mail order coffee bean subscription

    3 months mail order coffee bean subscription. If you live too far for our cyclist, you can have your coffee mailed to your home weekly for 12 weeks, to arrive just in time for the weekend and your slow drip Sunday coffee.

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    Want Lufkin Coffee at work?

    Enjoy Batch Brew delivered to your office every Thursday. Treat yourself and a big handful of colleagues or staff members to freshly brewed hot joy - and we'll throw in a £20 voucher for you to spend in shop!

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    Party in the Park venue hire

    Lufkin Coffee Your Party in the Park venue hire! If you fancy a daytime party in Thompsons Park, we'll give you three hours of individual hire with unlimited batch brew, as well as a voucher for any espresso based coffee and a slice of pie for each of your guests. Available for up to 30 guests! Date to be arranged in advance.

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Funding period

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