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Fresh-roasted espresso beans coated in creative & delicious flavors of handcrafted artisan chocolate. Organic, fair trade & all-natural

Please Note: All rewards include free domestic shipping. All rewards will ship for delivery before Christmas.

Once you taste a Fortunate Bean, you know that it is no ordinary chocolate covered espresso bean. We already know that you will be asking yourself, "What makes these taste so good?"  The answer is within its delicious, glossy, artisan chocolate coating: a perfectly roasted, incredibly fresh, organic, Fair Trade, espresso coffee bean.

Fortunate Beans are made from the highest quality organic, fair trade, fresh roasted espresso beans & cocoa, paired with artisan hand-crafted chocolate flavors to create truly great tasting chocolate covered espresso beans. The Magic's in the Beans!

Spilling The Beans-The Story Behind the Bean:

I started making chocolate covered espresso beans to give as gifts to friends and family five years ago.  While making the chocolate covered espresso beans, it occurred to me that these little guys were darn good, and nobody was making them in any flavors other than the basic dark, milk and white chocolate.

Bored with the basic flavors, I began crafting artisan chocolate flavors based on combinations that I knew worked really well in espresso beverages like Hazelnut Mocha, Orange Milano Mocha, Caramel Mocha & Red Raspberry Mocha.  I've been perfecting my recipe for the perfect chocolate covered espresso bean ever since, and I cannot wait to share the end product with all of you.

This Kickstarter Project's funds would be used to purchase commercial grade confectionery coating pans & a chocolate melanger, as well as to establish a retail presence on the web. With your help, I will be able to produce Fortunate Beans for commercial sale both locally and worldwide.

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Introducing Fortunate Beans Artisinal Flavor Quartets.

These flavor quartets are unique, rare, and delightful.  Each of the four flavors in a quartet is crafted from rare and delicate ingredients and flavors and are meant to be savored and experienced.  Each quartet is 1/2 lb. (8 oz).

The cost of adding any one of the Artisanal Flavor Quartets to your pledge is $20 or add all four for only $75. You may add as many as you please, and you will be able to specify your selections and quantities in the survey.

Announcing Chili Chocolate Mocha Fortunate Beans: A Kickstarter Exclusive

We decided to spice things up a bit with a Kickstarter Exclusive 13th flavor! "Chili Chocolate Mocha" is a sweet and spicy blend of artisan dark chocolate, Ceylon Cinnamon & Cayenne Chili Peppers.

With such wonderful support thus far, we are happy to announce our Fortunate Beans Stretch Goals.

$5,000 – 16 Additional Flavors & Free Beans!

We will be able to increase the flavor line-up from 12 flavors to 28 flavors! All backers will have 28 flavors to choose from! (The Kickstarter exclusive Chili Chocolate Mocha Flavor technically makes the count 29 flavors).

If we reach our $5,000 stretch goal, we will also give every backer an extra 2 oz. package of Fortunate Beans! Backers will be able to select the flavor they would like to receive from any of the 29 flavors.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Anytime you are working with artisan food products one of the major risks you face is the availability and procurement of quality ingredients necessary for producing our end product. We have worked hard to form a strong relationship with our bean supplier and feel confident that we will continue to have access to the quality source for our product.

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    A thank you note and a taste from our first batch of beans! You will receive a 4 oz package in your choice of our 12 flavors: Classic Mocha, Dark Chocolate Mocha, White Mocha, Marble Mocha, Raspberry Mocha, Almond Mocha, Orange Milano Mocha, Cherry Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Mocha, Hazelnut Mocha, or Cookies & Cream Mocha.

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    For being such an enthusiastic supporter, you will receive three 4 oz. packages in your choice of Classic or Barista flavors: Classic Mocha, Dark Chocolate Mocha, White Mocha, Marble Mocha, Raspberry Mocha, Almond Mocha, Orange Milano Mocha, Cherry Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Mocha, Hazelnut Mocha, or Cookies & Cream Mocha.

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    Early Bird Extra! For your generosity and early support, get four 4 oz packages in your choice of any combination of flavors: Classic Mocha, Dark Chocolate Mocha, White Mocha, Marble Mocha, Raspberry Mocha, Almond Mocha, Orange Milano Mocha, Cherry Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Mocha, Hazelnut Mocha, or Cookies & Cream Mocha.

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    FOR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: For being such an enthusiastic supporter, you will receive three 4 oz. packages in your choice of Classic or Barista flavors: Classic Mocha, Dark Chocolate Mocha, White Mocha, Marble Mocha, Raspberry Mocha, Almond Mocha, Orange Milano Mocha, Cherry Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Mocha, Hazelnut Mocha, or Cookies & Cream Mocha.

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    COFFEE/CAFFEINE-FREE OPTION: Fresh Roasted Almonds instead of Espresso Beans! You will get three 4 oz packages in your choice of any combination of flavors: Classic Mocha, Dark Chocolate Mocha, White Mocha, Marble Mocha, Raspberry Mocha, Almond Mocha, Orange Milano Mocha, Cherry Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Mocha, Hazelnut Mocha, or Cookies & Cream Mocha.

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    9 backers

    For the chocolate coated caffeine bean connoisseur: you will get five 4 oz packages in your choice of any combination of flavors: Classic Mocha, Dark Chocolate Mocha, White Mocha, Marble Mocha, Raspberry Mocha, Almond Mocha, Orange Milano Mocha, Cherry Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Mocha, Hazelnut Mocha, or Cookies & Cream Mocha.

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    EARLY BIRD SAMPLER GIFT SET: You will receive a sampler gift set with 2 oz. of each of our 12 flavors: Classic Mocha, Dark Chocolate Mocha, White Mocha, Marble Mocha, Raspberry Mocha, Almond Mocha, Orange Milano Mocha, Cherry Mocha, Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Mocha, Hazelnut Mocha, or Cookies & Cream Mocha.

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    8 backers

    We start by sending you a gift set with 4 oz of each of our 12 flavors, then we will send you a new flavor for the three months to follow. Backers at this reward level will get to vote for the three new flavors they want to receive.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: These early birds will receive TWO gift sets with 4 oz of each of our 12 flavors & a bonus Sampler Gift Set! Then we will send you a new flavor for the three months to follow. Backers at this reward level will get to vote for the three new flavors they want to receive.

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    Taste all 32 Flavors! You will receive 4 oz jars of every flavor, including our 12 original flavors, Kickstarter exclusive flavor Chili Chocolate, all 16 flavors from our 4 Artisanal Quartets, and our first 3 Flavors of the Month!

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    Create your own flavor: Of course, we start by sending you a gift set with 4 oz of each of our 12 flavors, then we will send you a new flavor for the three months to follow. Backers at this reward level will get to vote for the three new flavors they want to receive. Once you have a chance to taste our current Fortunate Beans flavors, we will then take your great idea for a flavor and make it just for you! You will receive 2 lbs. of your custom flavor!

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Funding period

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