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The Drifting Fancy: Cold Brew Coffee Delivery

Milkman meets magical parade: sustainable glass bottle exchange, featuring local coffee beans, serving SL,UT.

$3,925
pledged of$18,000 goal
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Campaign Ends on October 26, 2020

Project Description

As former managers of local cafes, we intimately understand how this pandemic has disrupted local coffee culture and community. Losing our jobs left us with only our years of combined coffee experience and one another's friendship. More than the sensational taste of a balanced cafe beverage, we know that customers long for this personal connection--with other coffee enthusiasts, and with the more creative sides of themselves. The Drifting Fancy is pleased to offer a simple solution: bring artisanal and ethical coffee experiences to folx at their own homes. 

Bridgette and Chris
Cofounders Bridgette Lindgren and Chris Gallagher

 

Bridgette and Chris each moved to Salt Lake City from California seeking a fresh start, sanctuary, and affirmation in the local coffee scene. Unfortunately now, brick and mortar cafes like the one that brought us together are operating at half capacity, if they have reopened at all. They have the added responsibility of ensuring the safety of their guests in an economy where demand for home delivery is unprecedented, and corporate delivery sites grossly cut into profits. In buying, promoting, and delivering locally sourced coffee, we hope to stimulate Salt Lake City's small business economy, while keeping everyone as safe as possible.

 

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We promise that a golden hour rendezvous with The Drifting Fancy will satisfy your need for deliciously smooth and chocolatey cold brew, and quenches your thirst for color, whimsy, and inspiration. Furthermore, our 48 hour brew features freshly roasted beans from local gourmet coffee companies that share our commitment to sustainability, social justice and health. With your help we can employ a closed loop system of production and delivery, following the milkman model! When we hand off your fresh batch of brew, you set out the empty bottles, and we'll wash, sanitize and reuse them!

 

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As a new company, we need your help getting off the ground. We are raising money to cover our start up costs, which include not only equipment and beans for brewing, but bottles, lids, labels and coolers for transport. With your backing, we will have enough funds to move into a fully certified and licensed commercial kitchen--and hope to afford access to refrigerated storage and a dishwasher for sanitizing. Just like many local small food companies in Salt Lake, we want to prioritize supporting community engagement and service. Among our many tantalizing rewards, we hope you sponsor free cold brew for local protesters and activists, which we will distribute on your behalf.

 

Salt Lake City Hall.

 

We cannot do this without you--and we honestly wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you in advance for your support--we are so excited to make magic together.  

 

Shout out to Soleil Social for the video, and to Red Seventy Eight Photography for our darling portraits.

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

What size is the bottle and how many servings per bottle?

  • Each of our bottles is 16oz, which is 2-3 servings of cold brew: best served in a pint glass full of ice, and with a little cream.

 

Why cold brew?

  • Cold brew is a popular choice for experienced and novice coffee drinkers alike. The long-term cold extraction process (at least 12 hours, or in our case, 48 hours), using fresh coarsely ground coffee beans, ensures that the final product is low on acidity and full of blended, complex flavors.
  • Rich, chocolatey cold brew is best made from medium to dark roast coffee and should not be left unrefrigerated for more than 12 hours while brewing.
  • Cold brew has the most caffeine per serving than any other brewing method of coffee--so make sure to have it over lots of ice and with a splash of cream, and ideally not on an empty stomach.
  • Legend tells us of coffee faeries that took their finished brew and set it over fire to make HOT BREW: rich in flavor, low in acidity and higher in caffeine than the typical drip, french or pour over methods.

 

What is ethical coffee service?

  • Ethics enters into every aspect of the coffee industry, but most commonly refers to the sourcing and roasting of beans. Coffee growing has traditionally utilized methods which are not environmentally conscious or organic, but more problematically are exploitative of small farming communities in underdeveloped parts of the world. While many may think that organic farming has little effect on the finished cup of coffee, it is evident that the health of farmers also suffers as they are exposed to harsh pesticides.
  • Large plantation-style coffee farms run predominantly by men exacerbate a preexisting poverty gap and exclude women from entrepreneurial opportunities. Ethically sourcing coffee beans requires serious fiscal commitment by roasters to only partner with smaller, organic, sustainable farms--ideally run by women or families--with whom they can have direct personal relationships.
  • Due to corruption within even “progressive” coffee sourcing channels, many roasters insist on visiting and meeting the farmers to ensure that their living and working conditions are safe and comfortable. In order to compete with larger farms, roasters understand that ethically sourcing beans means paying much higher prices.
  • Roasting beans requires a lot of energy and has historically left a large environmental footprint. Many roasters now utilize eco-friendly roasting machines, and decaffeination methods that require less water and no chemicals: such as the sugar cane process. The best way to ensure that any roaster uses ethical practices is to shop locally and ask them questions directly.

 

How will I receive my reward?

  • All cold brew coffee orders can be distributed the same week that they are ordered--please make sure to leave the contact information so we can set you into our delivery route. Deliveries occur Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday nights between 7 and 9PM MT.
  • At the end of the crowdfund campaign (mid-October), all of the merchandise rewards will be distributed through USPS, with standard shipping. We expect our generous backers to be receiving their rewards in the mail by the end of October or early November.
  • All experience-based rewards will occur virtually (except the Magical Brunch)-- we will reach out individually to each recipient and set up these appointments to occur at the end of October and early November.

 

What COVID precautions do you take with your deliveries?

  • All deliveries are made with masks covering the nose and mouth of the driver, and can be contact-less--depending on the desires of customers. For example, while most people may enjoy watching our performative and extravagant delivery through a window or from a distance, some may wish to greet us and accept a hand-off of the bottle. Typically we will leave the bottle at the door of the delivery address and text a confirmation that it has been delivered. Make sure to refrigerate the bottle quickly after it has been delivered for food safety and for flavor consistency!

More questions or concerns?  Email us at thedriftingfancy@gmail.com

Stephanie Cameron
10/21/2020
Merch Pack
$20
Colleen k
10/14/2020
Merch Pack
$20
Hot4B
10/09/2020
Stimulate Social Engagement
$300
Amanda Nordquist
10/07/2020
Fancy Merch Pack
$50
Mary le gassick
10/02/2020
Fancy Merch Pack
$75
Littles
10/01/2020
Double Up
$35
09/30/2020
Monetary Contribution
$100
09/30/2020
Fancy Merch Pack
$50
Sarah Mitchell
09/29/2020
Fancy Merch Pack
$50
Kevin Fitzgerald
09/29/2020
Double Up
$35
Monetary Contribution

Monetary contribution of your choice: just because you care.

Whether it's one or a thousand dollars, whatever you can contribute without breaking the bank--we appreciate it GREATLY and will give you a shoutout on Instagram for your generosity! 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Stickers!

You get: an outpouring of our gratitude in a shoutout on Instagram AND three stickers which feature our logo, sent to you via USPS at the end of October.

Please click "Edit" at checkout and add your shipping information!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Merch Pack

You get: the pack of three stickers AND one empty reusable glass bottle with our company logo! They will be sent to you via USPS at the end of October. 

Please click "Edit" at checkout and add your shipping information!

10 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Triple Threat

You get: three 16oz glass bottles of The Drifting Fancy Cold Brew Coffee for yourself, or to gift to someone in Salt Lake City. If you choose to give this as a gift (you must really like them!), ride along virtually with us as we drop it off!

Available for scheduling within a week, let's get to it!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Fancy Merch Pack

Drink in style with us!

You get: the three pack of stickers, one tote bag, one neckerchief AND two empty reusable glass bottles with our company logo! These items will be delivered to you via USPS at the end of October. 

Please click "Edit" at checkout and add your shipping information!

12 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Wake Up with Bridgette and Chris
  1. An individually curated Spotify playlist by The Drifting Fancy
  2. Virtual home brew coffee class, featuring advanced tips and tricks to ensure a delicious and balanced flavor experience. 
  3. Virtual tour of a coffee roastery, featuring Q&A with the roasters themselves. 
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Stay Woke with Bridgette and Chris
  1. Individually curated Spotify playlist by The Drifting Fancy
  2. Virtual Cocktail class featuring our cold brew coffee as the primary ingredient. 
  3. Sex, identity and relationship advice, based in our research, counseling experience, and life lessons. 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Tarot Time with Bridgette and Chris
  1. Individually curated Spotify Playlist by The Drifting Fancy
  2. Lesson on Tarot: dive into the cards, numerology, and astrology--learn how to relate personally to tarot. 
  3. Tarot reading, offered as a joint reading with Bridgette and Chris. 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Stimulate Social Engagement

Unable to participate in person? Contribute to the cause by financing 20 (12oz) recycled plastic cold brew bottles, to stimulate the protestors of Salt Lake City.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
400.00 USD
Commissary Kitchen

Help us finance two months in a commissary commercial kitchen in Salt Lake City. We will give you a virtual tour of the kitchen, if desired, so you can be with us settling into a new production home! 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Magical Brunch

An in-person catered cold brew brunch service (at anytime of day!) for three, which includes the following (social distancing and masks required): 

  1. Mixed to your specifications drinks of our cold brew, with a reusable glass bottle for each attendee to keep.
  2. Two boxes of Bavarian cream-filled donuts from Mad Dough (@maddoughslc) (if you don't know how good they are, you really really should!)
  3. Tarot lesson
  4. Group tarot reading, performed jointly by Chris and Bridgette

This option also available as a gift to someone you know and love (very much!) in Salt Lake City

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Refrigerator and Dishwasher

Alright, ladies and gentlemen, its the big one, the major appliances ask:

help us keep the brew cold with a large freezer/refrigerator! Or help us finance the purchase of a dishwasher to sanitize empty, dirty bottles that have been returned to us from our loyal customers!

1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Monetary contribution of your choice: just because you care.

Whether it's one or a thousand dollars, whatever you can contribute without breaking the bank--we appreciate it GREATLY and will give you a shoutout on Instagram for your generosity! 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Stickers!

You get: an outpouring of our gratitude in a shoutout on Instagram AND three stickers which feature our logo, sent to you via USPS at the end of October.

Please click "Edit" at checkout and add your shipping information!

3 Supporters
Select this reward
20.00 USD
Merch Pack

You get: the pack of three stickers AND one empty reusable glass bottle with our company logo! They will be sent to you via USPS at the end of October. 

Please click "Edit" at checkout and add your shipping information!

10 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Triple Threat

You get: three 16oz glass bottles of The Drifting Fancy Cold Brew Coffee for yourself, or to gift to someone in Salt Lake City. If you choose to give this as a gift (you must really like them!), ride along virtually with us as we drop it off!

Available for scheduling within a week, let's get to it!

5 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Fancy Merch Pack

Drink in style with us!

You get: the three pack of stickers, one tote bag, one neckerchief AND two empty reusable glass bottles with our company logo! These items will be delivered to you via USPS at the end of October. 

Please click "Edit" at checkout and add your shipping information!

12 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Wake Up with Bridgette and Chris
  1. An individually curated Spotify playlist by The Drifting Fancy
  2. Virtual home brew coffee class, featuring advanced tips and tricks to ensure a delicious and balanced flavor experience. 
  3. Virtual tour of a coffee roastery, featuring Q&A with the roasters themselves. 
2 Supporters
Select this reward
100.00 USD
Stay Woke with Bridgette and Chris
  1. Individually curated Spotify playlist by The Drifting Fancy
  2. Virtual Cocktail class featuring our cold brew coffee as the primary ingredient. 
  3. Sex, identity and relationship advice, based in our research, counseling experience, and life lessons. 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Tarot Time with Bridgette and Chris
  1. Individually curated Spotify Playlist by The Drifting Fancy
  2. Lesson on Tarot: dive into the cards, numerology, and astrology--learn how to relate personally to tarot. 
  3. Tarot reading, offered as a joint reading with Bridgette and Chris. 
0 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Stimulate Social Engagement

Unable to participate in person? Contribute to the cause by financing 20 (12oz) recycled plastic cold brew bottles, to stimulate the protestors of Salt Lake City.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
400.00 USD
Commissary Kitchen

Help us finance two months in a commissary commercial kitchen in Salt Lake City. We will give you a virtual tour of the kitchen, if desired, so you can be with us settling into a new production home! 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
Magical Brunch

An in-person catered cold brew brunch service (at anytime of day!) for three, which includes the following (social distancing and masks required): 

  1. Mixed to your specifications drinks of our cold brew, with a reusable glass bottle for each attendee to keep.
  2. Two boxes of Bavarian cream-filled donuts from Mad Dough (@maddoughslc) (if you don't know how good they are, you really really should!)
  3. Tarot lesson
  4. Group tarot reading, performed jointly by Chris and Bridgette

This option also available as a gift to someone you know and love (very much!) in Salt Lake City

0 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Refrigerator and Dishwasher

Alright, ladies and gentlemen, its the big one, the major appliances ask:

help us keep the brew cold with a large freezer/refrigerator! Or help us finance the purchase of a dishwasher to sanitize empty, dirty bottles that have been returned to us from our loyal customers!

1 Supporter
Select this reward