Just like a traditional crowdfunding campaign, you have the opportunity to give in exchange for some pretty awesome merchandise and experiences. Read through the list of tiers below ranging from $25-$2,000 to find the limited-time option that makes you the most excited to join us! Also, there’s an option to give a tax-deductible donation with no reward, so keep reading below to find out more!
Why we are crowdsourcing...
As a non-profit, we focus on building community and relationships and allocate our resources accordingly; this makes it difficult for us to set aside funds for expanding. Keep scrolling to see why this new location is so important to our vision and how your partnership can make a big difference in Birmingham and beyond.
We have seen the labor of the underpaid coffee farmer and are joining in a sustainable trade that includes the farmer, the importer, the barista, and the consumer. The current market pushes the cost of coffee way below what is necessary to sustain the livelihood of farmers.
By opening a second retail store we desire to create a larger platform to buy and sell coffee in a way that actually provides a living for those who do the brunt of the work in this industry. Our goal is to promote an honorable marketplace to build and sustain the purchase of direct-trade coffee.
Here’s where we tell you why we’re doing this…why we NEED another coffee shop…how your partnership with Seeds Coffee will in turn impact the lives of the farmers we work with on a day-to-day basis. Because, really, on top of knowing what really awesome stuff you get, you want to know how this donation will make an impact, right?
Your contribution will make meaningful and lasting impact both here in Birmingham and abroad. Seriously. Here’s how…
If you’ve been around us for a bit, I’m sure these things are understood. But if your new to the Seeds Coffee world, you probably don’t know that we strive to have direct relationships with the producers of the green coffees we import.
Opening up a second shop is crucial because it will expand our market and – as a result – allow us to buy more coffee from the farmers. When we buy more, their livelihood is strengthened and their craft becomes even more so sustainable.
That is why you matter.
That is why we’re asking for your partnership.
That is the “WHY?”
And heck, who doesn’t love a goodie bag full of random rewards.
Seeds is an initiative of a 501(c)3 organization. If you choose the option of giving without receiving a prize (as explained below), then your donation qualifies as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.
The crowdfunding campaign is set to end on August 15th. Once things wrap up, we’ll be catching our collective breath, chugging as much coffee as we can and fulfilling as physical goods within 30 days of the end of the campaign. All service related reward timelines will be negotiated and provided by the service provider (e.g. A4One will reach out to you to begin setting up your first class times at the gym if you choose the A4One Fitness Package).
You have the option to pick-up your merchandise from Seeds Coffee (Homewood, Al). If you would like for your items to be shipped (locally, within the U.S. or abroad), then you will have to pay the cost of shipment.
Nitro cold brew is chilled coffee that is infused with nitrogen gas by placing it in a refrigerated keg for at least 48 hours. The cold brew coffee is then dispensed through the high pressure of a tap system; this pressure gives the coffee a creamy mouth feel and “stout-like” appearance.
This is a motorcycle sidecar that is equipped to Transport, store, and dispense nitro cold brew.
Choose your funding option below:
Gifts to Seeds Coffee through Common Thread may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax advisers or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.