We will renovate and set up a location for KAFFEEkostBAR in Dresden Neustadt, prefered in KUNSTHOFPASSAGE.
Enables us to buy an additional 600kg of green beans from ASNIKOM (Flores) for KAFFEEkostBAR in Dresden, traded according to the Two-Kings-Principle.
We would like to launch KAFFEEkostBAR in Dresden-Neustadt. What is KAFFEEkostBAR and who are we?
KAFFEEkostBAR is a place of appreciation.
How do we know? In summer 2015 we launched the first and until today only KAFFEEkostBAR in Döbeln, a small town in Saxony. Here we roast our high quality, prizewinning coffee, directly bought from the farmers in Flores, Indonesia. Here we manually brew the coffee and while doing so build relationships with our customers.
We - a start-up in direct coffee trade - are totally committed to the Two-Kings-Principle. That is the deep conviction that only a two-way appreciation can cause true satisfaction on both sides. Customer as well as coffee farmer are king.
Our goal is to help customer and farmer to relate directly - in our KAFFEEkostBAR.
This is what we would like to do:
1. To rent a location in Dresden Neustadt - we already found the perfect spot.
2. Invite a young Kenyan called Eric* to come over to Germany and get trained as store manager and barista.
*We already financed for Eric a six month stay with the coffee farmers in Flores (Jan-June 2018). There he built friendships, learned a lot about coffee farming, harvesting and processing. All, so that he can start teaching small scale farmers in Kenya. But first we also want him to learn how to brew coffee well and how to manage a coffee shop. At KAFFEEkostBAR in Dresden he can do all that and "introduce" the customers to the farmers, his friends. With all the accumulated knowledge we would like to send him back to Kenya beginning 2020 where he then can start making a difference using the Two-Kings-Principle (of course we will stand by him) and maybe by launching KAFFEEkostBAR in his home country.
We want to make known the Two-Kings-Principle. Show people of every kind true appreciation, here and on the other side of the globe. Not on a big scale but by building personal relationships.The vehicle we use is high quality, prize-winning coffee.
The project is for:
Everyone. Neither only for the farmers nor only for the customers. Everyone is precious and can experience that in our KAFFEEkostBAR. (Even people who don't like coffee - believe or not!)
Everyone who in some way longs for more righteousness can very practically help birthing it. In our case it will affect the unjust world of coffee.[list]
We will start renovating and setting up the chosen location in Dresden Neustadt - create a new KAFFEEkostBAR. The biggest part of the money will go into that.
A smaller part we would like to use for buying and importing green beans from Flores.
We are Nicolas und Eva Sihombing, founder of KAFFEEkostBAR. Then there is Eric Mwirigi Kithao from Kenya who dreams of establishing the Two-Kings-Principle in his home country. And of course there are the coffee farmers in Indonesia, working together as ASNIKOM and lead by Lodovikus Vadirman, our very good friend. Finally there are all the customers who already experienced KAFFEEkostBAR and who are convinced that far more people should have a taste of it.