New Video: You want to help us? Check out our RocketHub Campaign

You can probably imagine that a project like ours is going to take quite a lot of work to complete. We’ve already been working hard on this for a few months, and developing the concepts for the last year, and we are getting to a point now where we could really use some support in getting to the next steps.

Development of websites and applications like the Guddina Specialty Coffee Guide takes a lot of time and money, and a lot of you have asked how you can support the Guddina team in our endeavors. Because not all of your are developers, designers or social networking gurus, and because we could use some help getting the proper financing for building the web-app, we decided to launch a RocketHub crowd-funding campaign to get us off the ground.

We’ve released a new video talking about some of the concepts and functionality of the new network that you can watch below. When you’re done, go to www.guddina.com/rh to see our RocketHub campaign and show your support for the work our team is doing.

(watch the video in a new browser window)

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Press Release: Announcing the Guddina Specialty Coffee Guide and Social Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Announcing a New Mobile-Friendly Web Application Dedicated to:

 Spreading the Gospel of Specialty Coffee and Promoting a Growing Coffee Community

September 12th, 2013

The Guddina Coffee team is thrilled to be creating a new mobile-friendly web application and social coffee network to serve coffee’s global community.  The web-app, called “Guddina Specialty Coffee Guide”, will serve as a main hub where users can interact with friends, shops, baristas, coffees and roasters; while businesses can build stronger relationships with their loyal communities and fans.  “Guddina” (pronounced “good-day-nah”) is an Ethiopian Oromo word meaning “to grow” or “to achieve”, and this new company will embody that message in a product that helps coffee shops, roasters, baristas and the everyday coffee drinker achieve their goals and connect with the growing specialty coffee world.

Through the Guddina website (called by one supporter “the network the coffee industry has always needed”), users will be able to find nearby specialty coffee shops and roasters (not the Tim Horton’s or Starbucks of the world) and interact with them in a few different ways:

  • Read featured articles and professionally made video features created by the Guddina team of each partnered shop, coffee variety and roaster
  • “Check in” to their favorite shops and drinks as they visit them
  • Keep track of each different coffee they enjoy from various shops and roasters that they visit (and purchase bags of coffee from any roaster on the website to be shipped to their home)
  • Post status updates, coffee reviews, photos and other notes (much like a blog)
  • Become a member of an extremely active community of coffee lovers
  • Coordinate meetings and events with friends at their favorite coffee shop
  • Learn more about the best methods for brewing coffee
  • Connect to their existing social networks for easy sharing of content and finding friends

The Guddina Specialty Coffee Guide will be made available for all US-based customers with devices using the latest web browsing standards in Winter of 2013, and will open up for beta testing to all RocketHub crowd-funding supporters and other groups in October of 2013. Through RocketHub we will be able to give all supporters who help to fund our project and campaign specific goods in return for their funding, such as a one-year subscription to Barista Magazine or a Hario V60 Home Brewing Kit.

For more information, contact Tim Stiffler-Dean and the Guddina Coffee team using the details below, see our crowd-funding campaign at RocketHub.com (set to launch on September 14th, 2013), or follow us on our website at www.guddina.com.

About Guddina Coffee:

Guddina Coffee was founded and will be operated in Dayton, OH (an hour away from the “next great coffee town”, Columbus, OH), by a small team of four experienced Baristas coming out of the most popular coffee houses in the region. Guddina Coffee is currently working with a number of coffee shops, roasters and baristas across the US to make the dream of the Guddina Specialty Coffee Guide a reality, but is looking to expand their reach and get in touch with many more industry leaders in the near future.

Download This Press Release:
Guddina_Coffee_Press_Release.pdf

Contact: Tim Stiffler-Dean – Owner of Guddina Coffee
Phone: 937-551-1020
Twitter: @GuddinaCoffee
E-mail: Hello@guddina.com
Web: www.guddina.com

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