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For Velo, growth means improving quality while increasing output. A new roaster will allow us to accomplish both. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 16, 2014.

For Velo, growth means improving quality while increasing output. A new roaster will allow us to accomplish both.

About this project

Velo Coffee Roasters is an exercise in sustainability. That means whether we're delivering our product, serving customers, or expanding our offerings, we will attempt to act as responsibly as possible. Our method of growth is to develop and maintain quality before we increase our quantity of output. However, in order to move forward with either we need to upgrade our roasting machine.

We see Kickstarter as a way to give our supporters an opportunity to invest in Velo Coffee, and we're ready to invest with you. We've been saving money in preparation for taking this step. Were half way to our goal, but we need one last financial push to purchase the roaster. 

Our choice of roaster is a new cast iron Joper 15 Kilo with an added Brigus Roast Control & Profile System. Besides having a larger production capacity, this machine and profile system will allow precise control over every aspect of the roasting process. We're aiming to better our craft, and this machine will facilitate that. 

Joper 15 Kilo Roaster
Joper 15 Kilo Roaster

Chattanooga is home to many innovative and sustainably minded businesses, and it's our goal to participate along side them as the community grows. So we got together with some of Chattanooga's most creative folks to commission a set of unique, inspirational, and utilitarian rewards to give in return for your support. 

$5 or $10 - Drink Ticket
$5 or $10 - Drink Ticket
$50 - Sampler Pack
$50 - Sampler Pack
$65 - Inspirational Mug
$65 - Inspirational Mug
$75 - Decal Inspirational Mug
$75 - Decal Inspirational Mug
$100 - Coffee Kit Tier 1
$100 - Coffee Kit Tier 1
$220 - Coffee Kit Tier 2
$220 - Coffee Kit Tier 2
$250 - Backpack~Pannier
$250 - Backpack~Pannier
$250 - Pannier/Pack Open
$250 - Pannier/Pack Open
$250 - Pannier In-Use
$250 - Pannier In-Use

Risks and challenges

Past experience has made us aware that there is always a possibility for difficulty, error, and mishap. However, four years in the industry has taught us to always think ahead. We have a space for the roasting machine already, plus experience purchasing and installing one. We are comfortable fulfilling orders, and shipping time sensitive products in a manner that ensures freshness. And finally, when it comes to fulfilling rewards, we've got a dependable and qualified group of collaborators involved with this campaign who are prepared and motivated to fill orders with us. We're always cautious of getting ahead of ourselves, but we've been preparing to take this step, and we are confident in our ability to create and accomplish these goals.

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Rewards

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    7 backers

    Thanks for your support! You'll receive one drink ticket, redeemable at our brew bar.

    All donating supporters will receive a handwritten thank you on a letterpress card.

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    34 backers

    You'll get two drink tickets for the brew bar.

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    2 backers All gone!

    We've sourced two 75kg bags of green coffee from La Finca Rancho Bonito, Martiniana Mereno's farm in southern Mexico to be roasted and released as a Black Label Coffee. This coffee will be available exclusively through Kickstarter while supplies last.

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    69 backers

    We've sourced two 75kg bags of green coffee from La Finca Rancho Bonito, Martiniana Mereno's farm in southern Mexico to be roasted and released as a Black Label Coffee. This coffee will be available exclusively through Kickstarter while supplies last. You will receive ONE 12 OZ. bag.

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    37 backers

    We'll give you a tour of our offerings through a sample pack of four 8oz bags from our current selection.

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    30 backers Limited (45 left of 75)

    Thanks for helping us follow our dreams to the max! We had our friends at Bean and Bailey Ceramics design and produce an inspirational mug exclusively for this campaign. You'll get the mug, emblazoned with a Mythical Pegasus on one side, and on the other with one of our favorite sayings, "Follow your dreams to the max, Amen." Plus, you'll get a 12oz bag of the Black Label Kickstarter Coffee.

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    23 backers

    Maybe you're looking to share your reward with a close friend. With this package you'll receive TWO 12oz bags of coffee and TWO mugs sporting our mantra, "Follow your dreams to the max, Amen!"

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    22 backers

    One of our favorite ways to enjoy coffee is with friends at what we call the #mountaintopcoffeeshop. We tasked our neighbors at Granola Products with making a durable bag for carrying coffee supplies to the campsite.

    In this package you'll get ONE 12oz bag of coffee, TWO rugged Keep Cup travel mugs, and your choice of a GREEN or BLUE Granola Products carry bag. See photos for color reference.

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    17 backers Limited (58 left of 75)

    Coffee is adventure fuel, and we'd had it with drinking bad coffee while traveling. So we assembled the most durable selection of mobile coffee necessities we've found to be the bones of our #mountaintopcoffeeshop kit.

    This package includes ONE 12oz bag of Black Label Kickstarter Coffee, an Aeropress Brewing Device, a Porlex Ceramic Burr Grinder, and TWO Keep Cups, all held in a Granola Products carry bag crafted in your choice of GREEN or BLUE. See photos for color reference.

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    7 backers

    For your long-term enjoyment and convenience we'll ship you TWO 12oz bags a month for SIX months, and a "Follow Your Dreams to the Max" mug will accompany your first delivery.

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    11 backers

    If we're not roasting coffee, we're probably riding our bikes. And whether biking or hiking we wanted a high-quality bag that could go anywhere with us. So we shared our experiences using bicycle panniers with our friends at Granola Products. They stitched up a Pannier Backpack combo for us to offer as a Kickstarter reward for our cycling enthusiasts. We believe they've made the best one available, and you can only get it here. We'll also include a 12oz bag of coffee and TWO Keep Cups.

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    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    4 Hour Introduction to Roasting Class. You and a friend will be given a hands on introduction to Velo's roasting process. We'll walk you through the process step-by-step and you'll both leave with a selection of the coffees you've roasted from start to finish. Classes can be scheduled for your convenience.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    2 Hour Camp Coffee Class. Learn how to make great coffee anywhere. We'll teach you and a friend all we know about making coffee outside of a shop setting. You'll each leave prepared for your own #mountaintopcoffeeshop with a bag of coffee, and an American-made pot stand, windscreen, and alcohol stove. Classes can be scheduled for your convenience.

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    0 backers Limited (5 left of 5)

    2 Hour Aeropress Workshop. Our employee, Andrew Bettis, recently placed 3rd in the National Aeropress Championship. He's prepared to lead you and a friend down the Aeropress rabbit hole so you too can start your journey of competitive Aeropressing, or if you just want to make great coffee at home. You'll each leave with an Aeropress, a bag of coffee, and a travel scale. Classes can be scheduled for your convenience.

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    We'll host a tasting party for you and nine friends. This includes a selection of our coffees paired with cigars by our local aficionado, and accompanied by locally prepared chocolates and desserts.

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    1 backer

    25 Years of Coffee! We'll present you with a custom etched stainless steel card entitling you to one free cup of coffee a day. Any drink, any day Velo Coffee Brew Bar is open. Non-transferable, so if you buy the card, you get the coffee.

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Funding period

- (30 days)