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Seeds Coffee is expanding…

Join us as we open our second location in Lakeview!

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...

We are crowdsourcing in hopes that we’ll gain partners in opening our second location. We want you to be a part of our growth:

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.

Our Goal

Our goal is to promote an honorable marketplace to build and sustain the purchase of direct-trade coffee

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.

Your contribution will make meaningful and lasting impact both here in Birmingham and abroad.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will my donation be tax deductible?

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.

When will I receive my merchandise?

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).

Do I have to pay shipping if I am local?

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.

What is nitro cold brew?

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.

What is The Sidecar?

This is a motorcycle sidecar that is equipped to Transport, store, and dispense nitro cold brew.

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Choose your funding option below:

27

Backers

$2,925.00

raised of a $30,000.00 goal

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$25.00
Fist Bump
You'll get unlimited fist bumps any time you visit one of our shops along with a Seeds coffee mug and a Seeds sticker.
$50.00
High Five
You'll get unlimited high fives any time you visit one of our shops along with a Seeds limited edition t-shirt, 12 oz. bag of coffee (will vary based on availability) and a Seeds sticker.
$100.00
The Seeds Sampler
You'll get three 12oz bags of Seeds coffee, a Seeds travel mug, a Seeds stemmed glass, Seeds limited edition t-shirt and a Seeds sticker.
$150.00
The Office Party
One Gallon freshly brewed Seeds Coffee (serves 25), Condiments and cups, and 2 Dozen locally made doughnuts for pickup at Seeds Coffee, Homewood. You'll get all of this and 25 Seeds stickers to hand out to all of your new office friends (because, well, let's be honest. Coffee and doughnuts buy new friends).
$200.00
The Seeds Partner Pack
12oz bag of Seeds coffee, Seeds travel mug, Seeds limited edition t-shirt, 2 oz. bag Sachai loose leaf tea, 1/2 gallon chai concentrate by Sachai, Purpose Place candle, leather-bound journal from India, Seeds sticker.
$300.00 Limited (3 left of 3)
Home Help (Limit of up to 3 buyers)
1-2 hour Yard Maintenance Visit by Taproot Landscaping (http://taprootlandscaping.com), dinner for four by Seeds' Lakeview kitchen staff (available for pickup or home delivery), Seeds limited edition t-shirt, set of four Seeds stemmed glasses, 12oz bag of Seeds Coffee, and a Seeds sticker.
$400.00
The Home Brew
Custom-made Ironwood coffee slate, Seeds coffee mug, Chemex with box of filters, gooseneck kettle, brewing scale, Seeds limited edition t-shirt, 12oz bag of Seeds coffee, Seeds sticker.
$500.00
The A4One Fitness Package
an A4One t-shirt, a one-month membership at A4One Sports Facility which includes cross-training sessions, women's training sessions, open gym times (for more, visit a4one.org), two personal training sessions by A4One trainer, a Precision Chiropractic Initial Exam, Consultation, and Thermography Scan (for more, visit precisionalabama.com), and for women: 1 hour massage at A4One studio with Licensed Massage Therapist, Chelsea Andrews/for men: 1 cut with A4One Barber, Myles McKee.
$750.00 Limited (10 left of 10)
The Sidecar
Book the Seeds Sidecar for your special event! This will include two kegs of Nitro Coffee or Tea, 50 locally made Doughnuts, five Seeds T-shirts, and 10 Seeds Stickers.
$1,000.00
Sunday Funday
A private party for up to 30 people at Seeds Coffee (Homewood location) which will include: Black Coffee and Tea for guests, live background music, event coordinator to help set up, tear down, etc., Seeds travel mug, a 12oz bag of Seeds coffee, Seeds limited edition t-shirt, and 30 Seeds stickers.
$2,000.00
The Seeds Throwdown
A 6-Month VIP card - 1 Free Drink per day at either location ($900 value), two 12oz bags of Seeds coffee per month for 6 months, Seeds travel mug, Seeds limited edition t-shirt, Seeds stemmed glass, and a Seeds sticker.
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Want to donate without a reward?

Common Thread is a Section 501(c)3 organization recognized by the IRS.

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.

Not the right time for you to give? No worries, you’ve got until August 15th.

I felt like I was part of the family. The kindness that was shown throughout is a testimony of what a blessed place Seeds is.

Naomi W.

Great coffee and great people! You will never regret spending time at this place! Love you guys and your vision to be more than just a coffee company!

Justin D.

"...feel great about their sourcing and partnership with the community..."

Ashley H.