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Jul 13, 2016 3:55 EST

Wholesale specialty coffee, hand-roasted. From seed to cup, RED BAY COFFEE is devoted to sourcing, roasting and delivering the best and most beautiful coffee to the people.

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 13, 2016

INVEST IN RED BAY COFFEE

Wholesale specialty coffee, hand-roasted in Oakland, CA

From seed to cup, Red Bay is devoted to sourcing, roasting and delivering the best and most beautiful coffee to the people. We work globally to source high quality, sustainable and fair trade coffees. We work locally to roast and serve excellent coffee, provide outstanding service, and live our mission of inclusion and diversity.

 

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Keba Konte
FOUNDER, RED BAY COFFEE
 
 
5% of revenues | 2X investment amount
 
Red Bay Coffee will pay investors 5% of net revenues until 100% of your principal is returned plus 100% on top. The promissory note is secured by the assets of Red Bay Coffee.
 

INVESTOR PERKS

 
 
$500+
3 months (twice monthly) roasters choice package
$1,000+
6 months (twice monthly) roasters choice package

See $5,000 perks

 

OUR AMBITION

Just this year, Oakland was ranked the best city for coffee in the U.S. and Red Bay is leading the pack—creating opportunities for our local community while fostering single origin, fair trade, and sustainable coffees. We’ve earned the privilege of providing coffee to some of the biggest tech names: Uber, Salesforce, Twitter and more. They love our coffee and they’re located in our back yard. We aim to build upon that wholesale business and our individual retail locations to expand nationwide.

KEY FACTS

  • Wholesale partners include Uber, Salesforce, Twitter and more
  • Raised over $87,000 from 822 backers on Kickstarter
  • Raised $700K of seed capital from Fund Good Jobs and Pacific Community Ventures.
  • 7800 sq.ft warehouse space in Oakland’s emerging Fruitvale District; first container cafe in Downtown Oakland opening this summer

WHY I LIKE RED BAY COFFEE

Any investment starts with the entrepreneur. Keba is not just an amazing entrepreneur – he’s a good job creator, community builder and visionary leader. This kind of leadership transcends the Red Bay Coffee culture, team, and is the secret ingredient in every bean roasted out of their Oakland headquarters. If you believe in small business, good jobs, and building an equitable community invest in Red Bay Coffee and be apart of the “brewing” of something special.
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Sean Daniel Murphy

THE BUZZ ABOUT RED BAY COFFEE
“I have known Keba for over 7 years, he has a strong vision, is very resourceful and sees problems as opportunities. He builds strong trusting relationships because he keeps his word. He has taken the classes to be skilled in finance & accounting. He never lets go of his mission of building people while doing great business. He is also a world renowned artist who will create a design esthetic and brand that is attractive to those who want to be cool and not snotty. Oh, and the coffee is GREAT.”

Michael C Bush

CEO of Great Places to Work

VERTICALLY INTEGRATED SPECIALTY COFFEE.

Red Bay Coffee revolves around excellent coffee, great service, and social impact. And to achieve all three, we’ve developed a business structure that allows us to transparently source our beans, hand-roast them in Oakland, and distribute them to over 55 partners around the Bay Area and the U.S.

Single-Origin Sourced

We’ve established direct trade relationships with farms from several different countries, including Tanzania and Indonesia.

Micro-Roasted Batches

We roast small batches in our lab in Oakland. This allows us to control the quality and consistency of our roasts.

Nationally Distributed

We have accounts with some of the biggest names in tech—Uber, Salesforce, Twitter—but also distribute to cafés around the country.

HOW WE GET OUR COFFEE TO THE PEOPLE

About 85% of our sales come from wholesale accounts while 15% is from retail (online sales, farmers market, new markets, popups, and catering). You can find Red Bay Coffee in grocery stores, offices, restaurants, and now in our own branded franchise locations.

WHOLESALE PARTNERS

 

COFFEE SUBSCRIPTIONS

 
 
 

RETAIL CAFÉ LOCATIONS

Traditionally, retail coffee shop employees are paid low, minimum wages. We’ve developed a profit-sharing model that allows worker to partake in the profits they develop—the goal is to begin paying upwards of $5/hour in addition to the local minimum wage.
 
 
 

AND GROWING FAST

We started Red Bay Coffee in 2014, and today we’re seeing an average of $53K a month in sales. Our wholesale partners with companies like Salesforce and Twitter have boosted our total revenue up from last year by 116%.

55

wholesale customers

116%

year/year growth,
June ’15 to June ’16

1,500lbs

of coffee shipped weekly

COMMUNITY & COFFEE

Every day we strive to develop beautiful coffees and a better community. We envision a world in which coffee is a vehicle for inclusion, social and economic empowerment, and entrepreneurship. It just begins with one delicious cup of coffee.
 
 
 
 

GRAB A CUP OF JOE

Red Bay is at the forefront of what we believe is the fourth wave of coffee—a firm commitment to ensuring coffee production is not only high quality and sustainable but a vehicle for inclusion and social and economic empowerment.

Every day we strive to develop beautiful coffees, fair relations, and delicious approaches to living. We focus on creating opportunities within the community at large while fostering single origin, fair trade, direct trade, organic and sustainable coffees. 

How has Red Bay Coffee earned the privilege of servicing some of the most powerful technology companies in the world? They love our coffee, they’re located in our back yard and there is a clear trend for the tech industry to grow the diversity and inclusion footprint in their companies. A delicious solution which we to aim to build upon and expand nation wide.


Keba Konte
Founder

FOUNDER  

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Keba Konte

Founder
Renowned local artist and successful food entrepreneur, with 10 years experience in the specialty coffee and hospitality industry
Contact Information:

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