Rinaldo's Coffee

by rinaldoc in Cumbria

Opening a speciality coffee roastery in Cumbria. Finally secured premises. Sold my van, but not my soul! Need a roaster... need your help!

by rinaldoc in Cumbria

We did it
On 8th June 2015 we successfully raised £6,336 with 128 supporters in 35 days

New stretch target

If I exceed the target of £6,000 the excess will simply go towards the total cost of the Giesen roaster.


Project aim

Opening a coffee roastery in Cumbria, UK. Finally secured premises. Sold my van, but not my soul! Need a roaster... need your help!

 

About the project

 

 

 

You are funding a true start-up. Everything I've done up to this point has been on a shoestring budget, with the support of some amazing friends.  Your donations are integral to helping me kickstart my new business and, knowing you're as excited as I am, is a great feeling.

After several years working with my trusty little mobile coffee van, bringing to the Lake District the best in barista skills and spreading the word about speciality coffee, I am about to set up my own artisan roastery! How excited am I to be roasting my own beans?

I've just sold my coffee van to help partially fund this new venture. I am asking for a very modest total of £6,000, which is less than 1/3 of the cost of the Giesen roaster I am hoping to buy. In return, you get some incredible gifts from me - from bespoke barista equipment to experiential packages - check them out in the "Rewards" column on the right-hand side of this page. (If you help me exceed this target, then do feel free to continue donating as it will simply contribute more towards the full cost of the roaster).

If you are able to donate anything from £10 upwards or even just pass this Crowdfunder page on to someone who can help, the Karma god of caffeine will smile upon you.

 

Not your average passenger, but Billy is always keen to navigate. My great little speciality coffee van, now sold to meet some of the cost of the Giesen roaster.

 

What's so great about speciality coffee?

For me, it’s all about provenance, seasonality and quality. I’m reassured knowing that I can trace the beans’ origin, right down to the farm/estate and even the grower’s name. Stocks of “green” coffee beans change every few months as they ripen, so I'll be offering roasted coffee from many different countries. As an artisan producer, I'll use a lighter roast than the high-street brands, which highlights the complex flavours of speciality coffee. It really is a skill and a labour of love.

The first time I had a cup of speciality coffee it blew me away. I didn’t know coffee could be so flavoursome. I thought citrus or blackberry notes were only for the noses of wine connoisseurs.

Once you taste speciality coffee, you’ll never go back to the high street for a bucket of mochachocalattemassivo.

 

I grew a tulip this spring with my own fair hands - this speciality coffee tasted as good it looks

Rewards

Below are just a few of the gifts I am offering as part of the rewards package - check out the breakdown of each pledge in the right-hand column of this page

 

V60 Dripper

 

 

    

Branded tee shirts - 100% cotton - (please state black or white option and size)

 

 

 Aeropress package - a lovely way to make coffee; easy to clean and great when travelling

 

            

This is what a Chemex looks like - great and simple brew method for getting the best subtle flavours from single-origin coffees

 

Sowden "James" 2-cup softbrew coffeepot.

Comprising porcelain pot, melamine lid and stainless steel diffuser with thousands of microscopic holes. Swank!

 

 

 

         

Sowden "Jakob" softbrew teapot - Italian Stylin'

 

 

                                                 Hario Mini Mill Hand Grinder - get cranking!

 

 

 Locally handmade barista apron in 100% grey denim, with specially designed features for the ultimate barista

 

 Locally handmade tamper - stainless steel base (58mm) and walnut turned handle.

 

 Hario Buono Kettle - stainless steel, with goose-neck spout, perfect for pouring in precise circular motion

 

 

 

Hario Syphon "Technica" 5-Cup - don your lab coat, get all scientific and start experimenting with single-origin coffee chemistry

 

 

 4-cup cafetiere: olivewood lid and handle - one of the best ways to make a brew. Have you ever seen a French press so sexy? Zuts Alors!

 

 

ECM Classika Espresso Machine - a serious good bit of kit. I'll even give you a barista session on it.

http://www.ecm.de/1/espresso-machines/ecm-home-line/single-boiler-espresso-machines/classika-ii/

 

 ECM Professional Casa Grinder - doses a shot in 7 secs. A stunning accompaniment to the espresso machine

http://www.ecm.de/1/grinders/casa/

   

What are the challenges and risks for you:

The biggest challenge was establishing premises for the roastery, but now that's finalised. I'm 100% confident I can deliver on all these reward items, as I have accounts with the suppliers mentioned and all my bespoke manufactured products are in production.

I have to meet the target of £6,000 to receive any of your pledges, so your support is absolutely key. However, there is no risk to you as you don't get charged until we reach the projected total. Please give generously; your backing means we all get to share in the project. Please spread the word and thanks for taking the time to be involved.

How you donate:

You can donate if you're outside the UK via Paypal and/or in the UK via "GoCardless".

Warmest wishes

Rin

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

- Huge thanks from Rin and your name written on the website donators’ page

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Now we’re talking. - Receive a 250g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans - Your name on the website donators’ page and immortalised in print on the roastery “Wall of Fame”. You lucky people!

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Every £ counts! - 250g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans - 1 box of x15 pyramid teabags (choice of 8 varieties) - Hario V60 Dripper (plastic), makes for a subtle drip coffee - your name on the website donators’ page and immortalised on the roastery “Wall of Fame”

£60 or more

£60 Reward

You clever little shopper, you. - 500g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans - 1 bag of loose leaf tea (choice of over 25 varieties) - Hario V60 Dripper (plastic), makes for a subtle drip coffee - Rinaldo’s branded 100% cotton Tee-Shirt - Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame”.

£80 or more

£80 Reward

Rockefeller, or what! - 500g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans - 1 bag of loose-leaf tea (choice of over 25 varieties) or a box of pyramid teabags - An Aeropress to make a great coffee from your conveniently supplied beans - Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame”.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Welcome to the “Ton Club” - 1-month coffee subscription (each week receive 1 x 250g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans) - 1 bag of loose-leaf tea (choice of over 25 varieties) or 1 box of pyramid teabags - 3-cup Chemex pour-over with papers - Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame” ... or ...

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Or… …Cupping workshop ... - socialise with other speciality coffee lovers at the roastery and learn how to develop your palate when we taste (or "cup") different coffees roasted on the Giesen you’ve helped to fund. We'll have some lovely food as we go and maybe (just maybe) a little glass of wine to finish! Take home your favourite bean. (Limited to group of 6 per session). Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame” Not to be missed!

£150 or more

£150 Reward

Yo, money bagz... wazzup? You're getting: - 1-month coffee subscription (each week receive 1 x 250g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans) - 1 bag of loose-leaf tea (choice of over 25 varieties) or 1 box of pyramid teabags - Stunning Sowden softbrew “James” 2-cup coffee pot or “Jakob” 0.5l teapot - Hario Mini Mill Hand Grinder - work your forearms while you smell the aroma of speciality coffee beans freshly grinding - Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame”.... ....or ...

£150 or more

£150 Reward

...or … - Coffee making workshop – learn how to make coffee (roasted on the Giesen you've helped to fund) using an espresso machine, pour-over, syphon, Aeropress, softpour, etc. Tips and expert advice about how to get the very best from your beverage. (Limited to 6 people for each session). Take home 3 x 250g bags of coffee beans. Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame” Feel the love!

£200 or more

£200 Reward

Did you get lucky on the horses? - 1-month coffee subscription (each week receive 1 x 250g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans) - 1 bag of loose-leaf tea (choice of over 25 varieties ) - 1 box of pyramid teabags - Unique, locally handmade barista apron in grey organic denim, designed by Rin and dressmaker, Tomoko Anderson - Hario V60 Dripper (ceramic) - Hario Mini Mill Hand Grinder - work your forearms while you smell the aroma of speciality coffee beans freshly grinding - Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame”.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

Swiss bank account? - 2-month subscription (each week receive 1 x 250g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans) - 2 bags of loose-leaf tea (choice of over 25 varieties ) - 2 boxes of pyramid teabags - Hand-crafted by 2 local Cumbrian companies, an exclusive “Rinaldo’s” tamper with stainless steel base and locally fallen walnut wood handle ...or ... Hario goose-neck V60 Buono pouring kettle (1ltr) - Hario V60 Dripper (ceramic) - Branded "Rinaldo's" tee shirt ...or ... organic denim apron - Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame”.

£350 or more

£350 Reward

Hey there, moneybags, you're receiving: - 2-month coffee subscription - each week receive 1 x 250g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans - 2 bags of loose-leaf tea (choice of over 25 varieties) - 2 boxes of pyramid teabags - Locally handmade coffee tamper ...or... Hario goose-neck pouring kettle) - Organic grey denim barista apron - Sowden softbrew James 2-cup coffeepot or Jakob 0.5l teapot or Hario V60 ceramic dripper and pot set - Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame” ... or...

£350 or more

0 of 6 claimed

£350 Reward

or... for a piffling £350... - Spend a half-day with Rin on a practical ½ day barista course. Learn all about speciality coffee from bean to finished drink. You'll benefit from years of experience and I'll tailor each session to your requirements. Food included. Guaranteed to be great fun and always hands-on. Take home 3 x250g bags of coffee. Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame” A new career beckons!

£500 or more

£500 Reward

We could become great friends! - 3-month coffee subscription (each week receive 1 x 250g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans - 3 bags of loose leaf tea (choice of over 25 varieties) - 3 boxes of pyramid teabags - Locally handmade coffee tamper or V60 Buono pouring kettle (1ltr) - Hario 4-cup Cafe (French) press with olivewood handle - Organic denim barista apron or branded tee shirt - Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame …or…

£500 or more

1 of 6 claimed

£500 Reward

…or… Roast-your-own! - A brilliant opportunity to use the Giesen roaster you’ve helped to fund and roast your own coffee – learn about the process from green bean to quaffable beverage. Make your own unique label and take home 1 kg of your own roast. I’ll thrown in an Aeropress or Chemex or Sowden coffee pot for good measure. Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame” Go on … you know you want to!

£1,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£1,000 Reward

I love you! - 6-month coffee subscription (each week receive 1 x 250g bag of freshly roasted whole or ground coffee beans) - 3 bags of loose-leaf tea of your choice - 3 boxes of pyramid teabags - 2-3 hour barista training course from Rin - Locally handmade tamper - Specially designed and branded barista apron in organic denim - Branded "Rinaldo's" tee shirt - Choice of either Sowden softbrew coffee pot / teapot, Chemex or Aeropress or Hario Technica 3-cup syphon - Hario Mini Mill Hand Grinder - Your name on the website and printed on the roastery “Wall of Fame” in massive letters! ...or...

£1,000 or more

0 of 4 claimed

£1,000 Reward

...or... - Combined 4-in-1 experience package. You’ll spend a day with Rin and do a Cupping, Barista-Skills, Coffee-Making and Roasting workshop for the day. We’ll have lunch, maybe sneak in a game of table tennis, and you can take home more goodies than you can carry. That’s what I call a caffeine high! I might even hire you!

£5,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£5,000 Reward

Can I borrow your Maserati, please? You get a full espresso barista station and 1-to-1 training from Rin on this equipment. Read on and drool: - ECM Classika II Espresso Machine – in high grade stainless steel - ECM Casa Professional Electric Grinder - Bespoke and locally made tamper with walnut handle - Cafelat silicon tamper mat - Bespoke, designed & handmade branded 100% grey denim barista apron - Knockbox (for coffee grinds) - Electronic scales (measures to 0.1g) - Motta milk frothing jug - Cafelat barista towel and micro-cloth Incredible!


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