This May, we turn an incredible 5!
It's pretty amazing to reach this milestone looking back at how small we were when we started in 2012. Over the past 4 years, we have taken the opportunity to thank everyone who have supported us along the way by serving free coffees all day on 1st May. It was a small gesture to express our gratitude to this loving community. We also wanted to use our reach to do something that we can all be proud of, in the form of raising money for many of those around the world who do not have access to safe and clean water through charity:water.
We started with a modest year 1 helping the folks in Rwanda, followed by an equally impressive 2nd year. What we achieved for the folks in Nepal during our 3rd anniversary reiterated our goal of helping those in need using collective efforts. Year 4 continued to break all our records, both in terms of the cups we served on the day, number of merchandise sold and most important of all, the amount raised from the event. As we turn 5, we want to continue this meaningful tradition which have shown us that every little effort will make a difference to someone in the other side of our planet.
The lineup for this year is going to be pretty exciting. From 9am-6pm, we kick off with a big thank you to everyone who has been giving us your unwavering support with our usual free coffees. We also have some limited edition merchandise to commemorate this special day, consisting of some custom-print tees (Supima tees from Uniqlo), a new stylo tote bag to go with the tee and a cool-looking screen wiper to help you get rid of those annoying fingerprints on your phone. We also welcome back our very popular buttons for those crying out for them since we had them in 2014! For those folks with green fingers, don't forget our offer of a Geisha plant on eBay. There will also be a couple of Caturra seedlings for sale for those who missed out on the auction.
On top of that, we have invited some of our talented Nylonites, Jen-Li, Andrew, Raymond & Deborah, who happen to be some serious bakers to volunteer their time to bake some super delicious cakes and incredible baguettes. They come highly recommended from us and we suspect the bake sale won't last long. In return for the free coffees, we humbly ask for your support towards our cause by dropping in generously to our fund-raising jar for every coffee that you order. All profits from the merchandise will go towards the total collected for charity: water. Our bakers have also very kindly decided that 100% of what they sell will go into the pot as well. Lastly, a very special mention to our wonderful friend May, who has spent countless hours helping us with the design for all the anniversary merchandise and collaterals despite her crazy schedule.
We are super excited about the day and we hope you will be part of an incredible turnout to support our cause, but most important of all, drop by to say hi, or a fist bump, for we know it's you who have helped us to achieve this amazing milestone of 5 years of making good coffee. With your company, we look forward to our next milestone.
Mark your dates and we’ll see you down on 1 May 2017!
For those who are not able to make it down but will still like to contribute to the cause, please donate to https://my.charitywater.org/nyloncoffeeroasters/5-years-of-good-coffee