Happy new year to all! As we enter a new decade, Australia currently faces some uncertainties, 2020 is the year we unite to create impact and change.
We're still so overwhelmed and humbled by the support that we've received in our first year of business. Thank you, you've helped us make a real impact.
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It's also been a few months since we last released an 'In The Now' update and we wanted to let you know what we've been up to these last couple of months.
QUT Business School Video
In October, we were lucky enough to shoot with QUT business school alumni to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. The video consisted of 27 short questions about our business goals for fast and short advice we'd give students.
We'll share the video as soon as its live next month.
We celebrated 1 year of business!
In November, we celebrated our 1 year of business anniversary and took a trip down to our favourite sleepy beach town, Yamba, to celebrate!
Coffee Farm Visits
We visited an iconic Australian coffee plantation. Mountain Top coffee Plantation is one of the biggest coffee farms in Australia. With over 80,000 trees, this picturesque coffee farm is situated atop a mountainous cliff side, just minutes away from Nimbin town centre. Here we collected Australian K7 coffee fruit waste, cupped some delicate natural cascara tea (very delicious), and had a farm tour.
Over the Christmas period we attended 5 markets and were able to showcase our product in front of thousands of people!
The Finders Keepers Christmas market was our biggest market of the lot, it was held over 3 days and had over 9000 people attending. Our stall turned out to be a big success, with our 10 pack bars offering a unique Christmas and new year gift for families. We sold over 1000 bars at this event and even had to make an emergency batch midway through the festival!
Product & Business Updates
We'll soon be launching a crowdfunding campaign through kickstarter and are currently hard at work preparing. This will be a great opportunity to release our new bars, rest assured our very supportive current customers will be the first to be notified of our launch!
This is an exciting growth time for our business, as our fundraiser will coincide with the release of our new bar design and compostable bar wrapping!
Finally, We would like to day a special thank you to all our supporters over 2019. We've picked up some new stockists in the last few months and are so grateful for the opportunity to showcase our products.
Your help has been the reason we have been able to grow our business from a cool idea to a fully functional product, thanks!
Lachlan and Vanessa