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Crowdfunding Spotlight: IQ Bar Launches Ready-to-Eat “Brain Food” to Beat the Afternoon Slump


Nutrition bars optimized for cognitive performance and productivity are now available

BOSTON, Nov. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Food startup IQ Bar is on a mission to fuel and fortify your brain with smarter snacks. Today, the company announces the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, where consumers can pre-order Almond Cacao, Blueberry Walnut, and Matcha Hazelnut flavors. All IQ Bars are optimized around 5 brain-boosting nutrients, contain just 8-9g of net carbs (total carbs – fiber), and are free of GMO's, grains, gluten, dairy, soy, and added sugar. They are compliant with low-carb, Paleo, ketogenic, Whole 30, kosher, and vegan diets.

Founder Will Nitze was inspired to start IQ Bar by a personal struggle with brain function. After studying psychology and neuroscience at Harvard, he suffered from brain fog and mental energy crashes daily. Eventually, he discovered his sugary, nutrient-poor diet was to blame, and reversed his symptoms through smarter eating. "By replacing carbohydrates with healthy fats and fortifying compounds, my brain function not only stabilized, but reached a new level," says Nitze. "My goal with IQ Bar is simple: help others achieve the same results I did."

IQ Bar's targeted impact extends beyond just short-term functionality; supporting long-term brain health is equally important to Nitze. Type 2 diabetes - a condition closely linked to brain disease – is up 4X since 1980, and more than 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer's by 2050. IQ Bar is excited to join the large and growing movement in nutritional and medical communities centered on overhauling the high-carb Western diet associated with these epidemics.

IQ Bar's endorsement of a diet high in healthy fats and fortifying compounds and low in carbohydrates aligns with – and was informed by – regimens recommended by brain nutrition experts like Dr. David Perlmutter (author of Grain Brain) and Dr. Mark Hyman (author of Eat Fat, Get Thin). Furthermore, the nutrients IQ Bars are optimized around were carefully selected for their links to positive brain outcomes in scientific literature.

Now over a year into his endeavor, Nitze and his team are thrilled to announce that snackers can join the IQ Bar mission by ordering bars and other "rewards" through the company's live Kickstarter campaign.

To learn more about the company and its launch, visit IQ Bar's website and follow its accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.











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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Oregon Company Launches Gourmet Salt on Kickstarter Made With Crickets


Company Crafts New Kickstarter for World Edible Insect Day on Oct. 23

Of the company's recent release of the new finishing salt, Cricket Flours CEO Charles Wilson said, "Launching for World Edible Insect Day and shipping in time for the holidays is the perfect opportunity for our company. Since founding the company, we continue to craft products and recipes that can be shared with friends and the whole family. 3 years ago we had a pretty niche following in the entomophagy space; today we work with thousands of families, chefs, restaurants, schools, and museums and this is one more way for someone to try insects in their favorite dishes or as a gift we know they won't have for the holidays."

To launch their latest Kickstarter project, Cricket Flours planned and performed the following:

  • After raising $25K from over 325+ backers, Cricket Flours worked directly with chefs and families to craft their handcrafted gourmet salt that can be used throughout the kitchen and recipes.
  • By using recipes from Cricket Flours published "Cricket Flour Cookbook: All Cricket, No BULL…" they were able to focus on a product that could be used to enhance any dish for people to try insects for the first time and in new ways.
  • Continuing to develop new flavor ideas for the Cricket Salt, Cricket Flours' additional stretch goals on Kickstarter are available once the $3,500 goal is reached to unlock more flavor and spice combinations with salts sourced from around the world.

About Cricket Flours LLC: Cricket Flours LLC is an edible insect company based in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 2014, Cricket Flours crafts food products such as their roasted and flavored crickets, pure cricket powder, cricket brownie mixes, and are made with crickets raised in North America for specifically human consumption.  A member of the Portland Starveups group, Cricket Flours was the winner of the Stu Clark Investment Challenge in 2015, and partnered to win the Oregon Best Clean Tech Challenge in 2016.


Cricket Salt available on Kickstarter starting October 23, 2017 for World Edible Insect Day (PRNewsfoto/Cricket Flours LLC)

Cricket Salt available on Kickstarter starting October 23, 2017 for World Edible Insect Day (PRNewsfoto/Cricket Flours LLC)




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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Paxter​ ​Announces​ ​Launch​ ​of​ ​Kickstarter​ ​Campaign​ ​to​ ​Bring​ ​to​ ​Market​ ​the World’s​ ​Most​ ​Functional​ ​Container​ ​for​ ​Hygiene​ ​Products



Experts agree, it's often the little distractions that add up to big inconveniences and serious energy
drains. Paxter is answering the call for a better way to deal with gym, business trip and weekend
getaway hygiene products, with a compact, breakthrough design perfect for the rising number of
people who love efficiency enhancing gadgets.

October 12, 2017

Most people have experienced taking a shower and having too many bottles, brushes and other products spread out in ways that make them quite inconvenient to use. For many on the road this is a frequent or even daily experience. The good news is, thanks to D&E Pty Ltd and their revolutionary new compact container for storing shower and bathroom hygiene products Paxter a smart way end to this kind of travel bag and “shower chaos” is clearly in sight. The company recently announced the launch of a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign which starts on 18th of October to help bring Paxter to market to an enthusiastic response from a diverse gym and travel gadget enthusiasts.

“We saw a real need to be filled and after a great deal of research, development and smart design choices Paxter was born,” commented Kirill Petrov, creator of the product and also a CEO of the company. “Not one person has seen Paxter so far and not been completely impressed. This is a product that could transform how people approach their shower hygiene products in a very real way. We are looking forward to exceeding even very high expectations.”




Paxter's smart design choices are very easy to see and carry over in both its functionality and its slick aesthetic appeal. First, and most importantly, Paxter's design frees up space in a gym or travel bag in a very dramatic way removing the irritating need to stuff multiple bottles of liquid in a bag, which streamlines the whole process of staying fresh on the road. Next, a number of essential small shower and bathroom products, like tweezers, q-tips, nail clippers, toothpaste and a tooth brush, are also easily and efficiently carried inside Paxter, making it even more valuable; and the strongly built body of the product contains a waterproof compartment for safeguarding dry items and special “no slip” grips for ultimate convenience.

Paxter has set a goal of USD $30,000 for donations. Each fund raising tier comes with its own bonus, which include being able to get one of the first run of Paxter, sure to be very much in high-demand. Early feedback for Paxter has been positive across the board. John Michael Bric, editor of TheRxReview.com, a popular CrossFit focused website, recently remarked about Paxter, “I know with the amount of interstate travelling and training I do, something like this would be great to have.”

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Malko Bottle™- Functionality meets Design



Insulated bottle designed specifically to suit every moment of your urban life. Enjoy the best drink experience everywhere.


We believe that a good reusable bottle can help people to improve their health and the environment.

MALKO bottle has an eco-friendly heart: it combines passion, functionality and design, with a detail-oriented approach using high quality materials. Thanks to the streamlined stainless steel body, MALKO bottle advocates simplicity and modernity.

MALKO bottle is designed to offer a memorable drink experience, combining all the features you will ever need, in just one bottle . We all want easy access to hydration anywhere and anytime, but it is time to stop using disposable plastic bottles.

MALKO bottle keeps your drink cold for up to 24 hours, or hot for up to 12 hours... and it is specifically designed to follow you throughout your day.











  • Capacity: 500 ml / 17 oz
  • Height: 230 mm / 9"
  • Base diameter: 698 mm / 27,5"
  • Weight: 0.37 kg / 0,8 Lb / 13 oz
  • Vessel: Foodservice grade 304
  • Stainless Steel Ring: PP BPA free
  • Lid: PP BPA free cover by grade 304
  • Stainless Steel Vacuum insulated double-walled vessel
  • Leak-proof seal for toting in a bag or purse
  • Electropolished interior resists stains and smells
  • No paint, coatings, or linings inside



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Food Spotlight: Canadian Cricket Protein Company Launches on Kickstarter


Canadian Start-up, Coast Protein, hits their $20,000 Kickstarter goal in less than 72 Hours.

VANCOUVER, March 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Coast Protein, Western Canada's first cricket protein company launched their crowdfunding campaign through Kickstarter and hit their goal in less than 72 hours. The company plans to scale production, improve packaging, and add cricket protein powders for smoothies to their product offering.

The Vancouver start-up currently sells small-batch cricket protein bars to various retailers across British Columbia. Available in two flavours: Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Raisin, Coast Protein locally produces around 1,000 cricket protein bars by hand every week. They are now ready to take their production to the next level and expand into the United States.

"We've found that crickets contain more calcium than milk and more iron than spinach, making them the ideal candidate for protein powder in shakes and smoothies. We've seen other healthy food trends like juicing, kombucha, and farm-to-table take off in North America and we believe that cricket protein is next," said Chris Baird, Marketing Director of Coast Protein.

Being that crickets are a complete protein, they provide a nutritional alternative to heavily processed proteins. Crickets have a full amino acid profile and are environmentally friendly. Compared to cows, crickets require 2,000 times less water, produce 100 times less methane gas, and use a fraction the land for the same pound of protein.

"The problem with insects isn't the science, nutrition, or taste – they just have an image problem, and we have the ability to change that," said John Larigakis, Co-Founder and Creative Director of Coast Protein.

Coast Protein's cricket protein bars and powders are now available in a variety of flavours on Kickstarter until March 31st, and at select retailers across British Columbia. They have partnered with a tree planting company in British Columbia to personally plant 10,000 trees this coming June. If they hit their stretch goal of $30,000 they will produce their 3rd flavour of protein bar: Cranberry Ginger.

About Coast Protein

Coast Protein is Western Canada's first cricket protein company. It was founded in 2015 to create sustainable protein bars and powders made with a highly nutritious and currently overlooked source of protein: crickets. Their mission is to make delicious insect-based products that become a normal everyday food source to help people live healthy, sustainable lifestyles.


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Industry News: Three Jerks Jerky Partners With Soy Vay® to Take on Teriyaki



The Original Filet Mignon Jerky Brand Debuts New Flavor Veri Veri Teriyaki® With Kickstarter Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Jerks Jerky, the only 100% filet mignon beef jerky, partners with Soy Vay®, purveyors of fine Asian sauces & marinades with a Kosher twist, to create their sixth mind-blowing flavor, Veri Veri Teriyaki®. This is the first time the award-winning sauce has left the bottle to team with another food brand. The Veri Veri Teriyaki® jerky flavor, like all Three Jerks products, is created with the finest cuts of filet, contains no artificial ingredients and is gluten free.

Three Jerks co-founders Daniel Fogelson and Jordan Barrocas will launch Veri Veri Teriyaki® on Kickstarter offering an opportunity to taste the new flavor first, receive special offers and snag limited edition merchandise, including a premiere package with a personalized message from Shark Daymond John: www.bit.ly/threejerks. The Jerks originally launched their brand of premium jerky on Kickstarter and will match 5% of the proceeds from this campaign to back other innovative start-ups on the crowd funding site.  Following the campaign, Veri Veri Teriyaki® will be available on http://www.threejerksjerky.com for $9.99 and premium retailers across the U.S.


"For a long time, we've been 'kicking' around the idea of returning to Kickstarter, the platform that gave us our launch, with a special offering. Our Veri Veri Teriyaki® flavor release not only marks the convergence of two awesome companies, but our opportunity to return to Kickstarter and give back to the community that helped us launch our business. We are looking forward to a successful campaign and matching 5% of what we raise for contributions to back other promising entrepreneurs," Three Jerks Jerky co-founder Jordan Barrocas.

"Veri Veri Teriyaki® is the best-selling Asian marinade in the U.S. and it's great on pretty much everything, so it's only natural we found a new way for people to enjoy it," said Adam Simons, General Manager at Soy Vay. "Our partnership with Three Jerks Jerky fits perfectly with our focus on fine ingredients and great taste."

Soy Vay® Veri Veri Teriyaki® flavor will join Three Jerks Jerky's roster of distinctly unique, always soft, never tough, beef jerky: Original, Memphis BBQ, Chipotle Adobo, Maple Bourbon Churro and I Can't Believe It's Not Hamburger ($9.99) as well as recently launched Filet Mignon and Pork Belly Blend premium burgers ($79.99).

Three Jerks Jerky is the culmination of best friends Jordan Barrocas and Daniel Fogelson's vision to bring flavor and culinary class to the jerky industry. Three Jerks Jerky & Burgers only utilize the finest and most premium, all-natural cuts of meat to create delicious products free of MSG, gluten, and preservatives. "The Jerks" appeared on the Emmy Award winning series "Shark Tank," earning a $100,000 investment from Shark, Daymond John. Visit www.threejerksjerky.com and follow Three Jerks on Instagram/Twitter @ThreeJerksJerky and on Facebook www.facebook.com/ThreeJerksJerky/.  Please visit www.bit.ly/threejerks to support new Veri Veri Teriyaki on Kickstarter.

Founded in 1982 by an Asian girl and Jewish boy, Soy Vay believes the best things happen when unexpected things come together. With popular Asian flavors like Teriyaki and Hoisin, all with a Kosher twist, today Soy Vay offers a variety of sauces, marinades, dressings, rice and noodle mixes, and most recently snacks. Soy Vay products are made with only the finest ingredients and contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives. Find Soy Vay products in the marinade or Asian aisle of your local grocery store, or online at www.SoyVay.com.


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Snack Spotlight: Health Warrior and Operation Farm & Run



A new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bar created for the Tarahumara of Mexico and Operation Farm & Run by natural foods startup Health Warrior.


What We’re Doing and Why It’s Important

Health Warrior, an award-winning, rapidly growing natural foods brand, is funding a brand new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bar through this Kickstarter, a bar created in honor of the Tarahumara of Mexico through a partnership called Operation Farm & Run.

In 2016 we helped the Tarahumara with the rehabilitation of a single farm and the cultivation of their first commercial chia crop.  This first harvest, celebrated together by Health Warrior and the Tarahumara, laid the groundwork for Operation Farm & Run and a plan for continued investment in the Tarahumara's commercial agriculture efforts.

In 2017 Health Warrior aims to rehabilitate two additional Tarahumara farms for commercial chia cultivation. Seeds grown at these farms will then be used in our new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars and drive continued investment into a native community that has faced many modern challenges in recent years.  With the successful funding of this Kickstarter, we will reach this goal in 2017.

Sales of Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars through this Kickstarter will help to restore the drought-stricken farms of the Tarahumara people and, in so doing, preserve their inspiring culture rooted in the joy of movement and ancient, nutritional wisdom.


Who We Are


Mickey, Shane, and the next generation of the Tarahumara.

We started Health Warrior after reading two great books: the best-selling book Born to Run and the Omnivore’s Dilemma.

Born to Run tells of the world’s greatest ultrarunners, the Tarahumara people, who live in the remote, rugged Copper Canyons of Mexico and who easily run 25, 50, even 100 miles in homemade sandals. The Tarahumara’s lives are rich in movement, and their diets are rich in nutrient-dense, plant-based foods like chia seeds.

The Omnivore’s Dilemma is the story of where our American food comes from. In short, most packaged food is junk food. Of ~300,000 edible plants, just three (3) make up 60% of our American calories, and we eat them in highly processed forms.

Together, these two books inspired us, three aging former college athletes, to found Health Warrior and create our first product, the Chia Bar, the first bar with superfood chia as the #1 ingredient--a delicious statement of how modern food can be, first inspired by ancient wisdom. Health Warrior is fortunate enough to have grown rapidly, from the best-selling new bar in America in 2013 to being named #205 on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies in 2016. Even before all this growth, we sought a way to support the Tarahumara people who originally inspired us (more on the history, below).

Last year an opportunity presented itself at the Boston Marathon. At a pre-race event with the awesome running brand Janji and Born to Run author, Christopher McDougall, we met Arnulfo (one of the famous Tarahumara runners described in the book), Mickey (an honorary Tarahumara and Harvard's liaison in the canyons) and also staff from Harvard University's Department of Evolutionary Biology, who are conducting ongoing research with the Tarahumara deep in the Copper Canyons.

Learning of the terrible and extended drought plaguing the Tarahumara, and the hunger and hardship it has caused, we decided to do what entrepreneurs do best and get creative to help this ancient and awesome culture that helped inspire our company. Operation Farm & Run is Health Warrior’s small answer to the Tarahumara’s challenges, a project to help restore their farms and help preserve their inspiring culture, a culture that can teach us so much. The new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bar is our method of driving demand for the chia seeds those farms will grow.


What Is Chia?


Chia seeds are one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet, and the number one ingredient in our Health Warrior Chia Bars - the first one you read on the label.

Simply put, one ounce of chia contains more:

  • Omega-3s than 5 oz. of salmon
  • Protein than a 1.5 oz egg
  • Calcium than 1/2 cup of 1% milk
  • Fiber than 3 tbsp. of flax seeds
  • Magnesium than 5 cups of broccoli

(Sources available at the link below)

It's this nutrient density that earned chia the nickname "runner's food", powering the Tarahumara on their legendary long distance runs and fueling the modern day warrior with the power to keep moving.

Curious to learn more?  Visit the "What is Chia?" page on our website!


What Will Your Contribution Support

Drought left many Tarahumara farms barren and unusable, the Tarahumara seed stocks are highly depleted, and there are no jobs to help reignite a virtuous agronomic cycle in the canyons. For every $10,000 USD invested, we can restore a drought-stricken farm, renew the soil, build irrigation, re-build the seed stock, and provide a continual source of income for the Tarahumara. And make more delicious bars. Here, at the beginning, we are following one of the Health Warrior business mantras: Keep It Simple. We have already gone through one full restoration cycle with a test farm, and the lead farmer was Silvino (one of the greatest Tarahumara runners, as well as an expert farmer).

Here is the plan:



The Story



A Report from the First Harvest - 5th December, 2016

Health Warrior CEO, Shane Emmett, sent the Health Warrior team a letter while leaving the deep Copper Canyons, where he was helping with the first harvest at the test location for Operation Farm and Run.


We are back from the Copper Canyons! As the [Health Warrior] team knows, we have been looking for a medium to give back to the Tarahumara since the earliest days of Health Warrior when we made donations to Caballo Blanco's not-for-profit. After he passed away, we lost a good contact. This was remedied after [Boston Warrior sales reps] Tom and Teddy arranged a great event for the Boston Marathon and we met Mickey and Arnulfo there, as well as researchers from Harvard, their sponsors for that event and the marathon (which Tom was running, of course!).

The idea we discussed was that the Tarahumara have more to offer us than we to offer them, but they face daunting challenges with severe drought and the invasion of modernity. Their greatest desires are to farm and run (in their own way). As such, we arranged to finance an initial crop of chia seeds for the Tarahumara to grow for Health Warrior. Eventually, with the help of our Kickstarter campaign, the plan is to restore many farms, use the chia they harvest in our new Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars and return the profits from the sale of those bars to the Tarahumara, setting them up with a recurring source of income to keep their farms sound and culture intact.

So [Health Warrior co-founder] Nick, [Health Warrior CFO] Austin, and I went down to see the initial harvest in action and meet more of our Tarahumara partners.

The short story is that it was a moving trip. Literally, we never stopped moving! 40+ hours of travel over four days, including a descent into the canyons that was only 8 miles but took nearly two hours due to the steep and "rugged" (doesn't do it justice) road to the bottom of the canyon.


The Tarahumara tradition for farming is that the farmers receive a place to stay and meals for their families in addition to monetary compensation. Mornings began well before dawn with the smell of the fires from the Tarahumara women cooking breakfast outside (they were burning beautiful brazil tree wood -- it smelled divine). They men began harvesting chia and bringing it in from the fields to a covered area to protect from rain before sunrise (Nick helped). The kids immediately run into the farm/river to play (and continue throughout the day). The primary food is corn tortillas (with chia of course) and frijoles. These aren't ordinary corn tortillas. They grind fresh corn outside, mix it with maseca (corn flour), and then knead the dough and cook them on an iron plate over an open fire. They are the best tortillas on earth. (notably researchers from Stanford recently identified these as a top source of pre-biotics). The frijoles likewise are cooked in a metal bucket over a second fire. The work goes on all day -- it is truly dirt farming.


Tarahumara preparing a traditional meal in their village.

The chia is harvested with knives, not combines. The weeds are pulled by hand, not killed with pesticides. The seeds are extracted by rubbing the stalk against a stone, not by any machine. And the Tarahumara delight in the work. The financing we provided for the past five months has allowed these Tarahumara families to live with more joy and security than they have been able to experience in many years.


Chia stalks are processed by hand to extract their seeds.

In many ways the Tarahumara are very poor. The stories of little kids killed by scorpions due to lack of fast medical care are wrenching. The reality of hunger during the droughts is harrowing. They live one degree removed from that starvation. Hunger is real. Water is scarce and sacred. Seeds are in short supply for all their foods. The cost of purchasing food from a store is not significantly less than in Richmond [Richmond, Virginia, home to Health Warrior HQ]. There are no jobs.

But in many ways they are so rich. The culture revolves around relationships. Instead of walls, they have friends. Instead of lights at night, they have stars. The banter was great (not that I understood much of it, but everyone was having a blast while working). Over three days I didn't hear a single child ask for anything or a single adult reprimand a child (for those of us parents, this was stunning). The delight in work and exercise appeared as real as we have always thought it to be – it’s a profoundly awesome outlook on life, connected to the natural world in a very special way. As Mickey [an American who has lived with the Tarahumara for years] said when asked about their incredible running ability: “it has nothing to do with what we consider ‘training’ -- their lifestyle is their training.”

They are always moving, be that movement walking up and down mountain trails, in fields of chia, or at all night dances. Happiness is profoundly not tied to money for the Tarahumara and winning running races is only the by product of their true joy.

- Shane Emmett, Health Warrior CEO



In addition to the Mexican Chocolate Chia Bar, we have created a number of unique Premium Rewards for backers who contribute to this project!

See details on available reward levels on the right column of this page, and details on the rewards themselves below.


Backers at the $5 level will receive two individual Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars.


Backers at the $20 level will receive a box of 15 Mexican Chocolate Chia Bars. Backers at $60 and above receive two boxes!


All backers at the $60 level and above will receive a 12 oz. bag of Health Warrior Chia Seeds.


Backers at the $60 level and above will receive a Health Warrior logo running shirt. Modeled here by Health Warrior Tom!

Premium Rewards
Our Premium Rewards are available beginning at the $125 level.  Backers at those levels receive all the rewards listed above (bars, seeds, shirt) and the following:

$125 - 1 Premium Reward (Limited to 150 backers)
$175 - 2 Premium Rewards (Limited to 100 backers)
$225 - All 3 Premium Rewards (Limited to 50 backers)


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Coffee Spotlight: DOERS Coffee




noun do·er ˈdü-ər

1. a person or thing that does something, especially a person who gets things done with vigor and efficiency

2. a person characterized by action, as distinguished from one given to contemplation.




We're a home-grown coffee brand that exists to inspire and fuel up the doers of tomorrow who passionately chase their dreams today. We're keen on delivering freshly roasted, whole bean coffee to the thriving startup community.



Coffee Subscriptions


100% Custom Coffee Capsules


From $ 10.00 $ 21.00


100% Custom Coffee Roast


From $ 12.00 $ 18.00


How It Works


Discover a delightful range of whole-bean or Nespresso© compatible coffee capsules that fit your taste profile or completely create your own roasting profile.



Our specialty coffee comes packed in 12oz or 16oz bags. Coffee capsules begin at 20 capsules per box.



All of our coffee subscriptions are roasted and freshly packed after an order is received. We ship fast with most deliveries reaching in 2 business days.



About Doers Coffee

We love coffee. We also love being part of the startup community. That's why we created the DOERS brand to ship out exceptionally well made coffee to passionate people all around the world.



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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Phonster X – 2nd generation of the best phone holster is back on Kickstarter!



Odessa UA, November 22, 2016 - "AGE" brand launched the “Phonster X” Kickstarter campaign. For the first 24 hours project was supported by more than 250 backers and exceeded the funding goal of 5 times!

Phonster X - multifunctional holster for your phone, wallet and other everydaycarry stuff (keys, pen, power bank, passport, flash drive, earphones, lightning cable and more). Made from 100% genuine leather, it provides smart, easy and fast access to all your essentials. The new functional design allows to wear “Phonster X” in 9 different styles including the sports mode.

The original inventor and Chief Designer of the “AGE” brand, Egor Teteria, says he made the Phonster to carry his own large-screen phone, which always stick out of his pocket. "No more bulging pockets ever, missed calls are a thing of the past", said the team. "You can hear, see and access your phone instantly. And it provides the security often desired by consumers". With “Phonster X” you feel comfort, your hands are free, your stuff are secure and always near.

This product is ideal for bikers, cyclist, skaters, photographers, videographers, barbers, travellers and all who value their time and want to feel free in daily activity. Main features are the following: funсtionality, stylish and hands-free design.

The classic pack consist of two cases, wallet, backstraps, 2 “Sport-Fix” straps and the belt. Backers can optionally choose the pouch according to the phone size, or the multisize pouch. Every holster can easily be regulated for any height and figure. In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a different sets of “Phonsters X” including a premium handcrafted wallet for as little as $26, Phonster One for $54, Phonster Double for two phones for $74, and Phonster Full starting at the super early bird price of $94. Very affordable price for early supporters.

For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below.

Contact Information:

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Brooklyn Biltong – New Peri Peri Flavor



We know you like biltong. 

Hi, guys. We're back! And this time, we know you like biltong 🙂 300 backers from our last Kickstarter and 300% growth over the last year can’t be wrong. You have proven that you’re ready for dried meat in it’s purest form. Free of MSG, syrups or sugars.

Never again will you return to the world of plastic, unrecognizable cooked beef. No way Jose. The day we met was a game changer. For you and for us.



Brooklyn Biltong Founders


This year was filled with excitement and progress! We've partnered with the phenomenalHomeless Bus in our giving, been a go-to high protein, snack for the lovely Whole30 crowd. We've been voted best beef jerky in America by EatThisNotThat, and we're launching with our first big box retailer in October, right in Brooklyn.


Grass Fed Biltong



So what’s next?  

Do you like a challenge? Do you like a surprise? (in a good way!) Do you like to explore and pronounce new words? Then say this along with us: Zulu Peri Peri!

Brooklyn Biltong was founded with two goals in mind, one to introduce biltong to America, and two, lend a hand while doing so. That is still our mission, and now that you know the great taste of original biltong, it’s time to advance your taste buds.

To tickle them in all the right ways, we have just the answer in the form of, garlic, ginger, cardamom… and here’s the kicker.. Cayenne pepper. Did that make you sit up straight, bright eyes? If it’s too much, our original flavor will still be your trusted fall back compadre, but we’re convinced you will fall in love with this new one.


Zulu Peri Peri



Why another Kickstarter?  

We love the Kickstarter platform for its practical benefit. ie (funds are needed) but what we really love is all the new backers and friends we get to meet and share our story with during each campaign. Excitement is the name of the game and introducing a new flavor, in this case, a “wild” one, is definitely exciting! You get to know about it first and also help us make it a reality.

Logistically speaking, we have grown into the need for a fourth box! Yes, that’s 4 now. The funds for this KS will be used to get that 4th box and also introduce the Peri Peri flavor. We have to file paperwork, purchase full printed bags and yadda yadda. Basically, the funds will be to set up a meeting between your taste buds and Zulu Peri Peri!


What we are planning.

With your help, we can expand our production and get our new flavor ready to meet the world!

We need help supporting:

  • NEW RECIPE: We have already perfected our new Zulu Peri Peri recipe and the response has been great! Now we need your help to order the first run of bags and expand our production line.
  • TWO MORE DRYING BOXES: In order to bring you more biltong, air dried and all, we will be purchasing and shipping two more South African Biltong boxes to our USDA facility.



Drying Cabinets



Spending summary:  

  • Biltong drying boxes
  • New Flavor paperwork and legalities
  • New bags


The Lovely Rewards!  

Our tees are printed on American Apparel 50/50, great quality, American made, and always, awesomely Brooklyn!


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Thank you!  

We are excited to be introducing this new flavor, and we can't wait to share it with you. We want to thank our loyal Biltong Tribe for coming on the journey with us, and welcome any newcomers to the Biltong revolution!

All the best,

Ben and Em


Risks and challenges

Though we are confident in making Zulu Peri Peri happen, there are more often than not some hold-ups when working with food. We will do our best to take them in stride, remain transparent with our friends and customers, and keep you updated on when you can expect the flavor explosion!

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