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Help Save Vanilla & Teach Folks How

$160 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 3 people in 9 months
Created March 26, 2018
Help Triple XXX Vanilla teach people sustainable vanilla use to benefit the entire world!

The Bullet Points: 
* Triple XXX Vanilla, began in 2009 to teach people to make their own vanilla extract!
* Triple XXX Vanilla innovated Do-It-Yourself extract kits!
* Triple XXX Vanilla invented Smoked Vanilla, and perfected the process!
* Triple XXX Vanilla is ready to teach vanilla sustainability to the world!
* Triple XXX Vanilla needs your support to make it happen!

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Long read below: 

Triple XXX Vanilla began in 2009 with little more than a passion, an idea, and a single product. That product was a DIY Vanilla Extract Kit, and my goal was to get people making their own vanilla extract.

My goal was always to help make vanilla sustainable, to teach people that the exotic and quixotic vanilla bean was potent and reusable, and to inform them about the horrors of animal products and industrial waste being used to make the vanilla sold in stores.

As time went on, and due to customer demand, I began making and selling vanilla extract. We made all of our vanilla products triple-strength to allow people to use less in recipes without losing flavor and impact. Thus, using less glass, less alcohol, and less water.

Triple XXX Vanilla innovated the vanilla kit, offering a two-bottle version to insure the user always had a supply of ready-to-use vanilla extract, and a back-up brewing. We invented Smoked Vanilla Beans, Smoked Vanilla Powder and Extract, and I have more ideas to revolutionize and sustain vanilla that aren’t even on Google!

Then, in September 2017, I was thrilled to be accepted into an incubator that offered to help grow my business. It was an exciting moment, and one that I thought would create new opportunities for this business. Unfortunately, the cost versus the return has not been in my favor. Instead of growing and networking, I just ended up deep in debt. In fact, my 2018 batch of extract, bottles, and shrink-wrap equipment are all being held hostage until I catch up on rental bills at the facility.

All of this made me rethink my entire business. I realized that I never really wanted to be a large scale extractor, I wanted to share my knowledge and teach people how to use the vanilla bean more sustainably, and make their own extract. Essentially, I was becoming everything I was fighting against. I asked myself, what did I start this business for and what do I want to do? I want to teach people, I want to empower people. I want to save vanilla for generations to come!

This is why I am turning to you, potential investor, supporter, and/or discriminating baker for help. I am offering you amazing rewards, and asking for your support to help fix my mess and get this business back on track. I am also looking for advice and business help.

See the website: http://www.worldsgreatestvanilla.com/ 


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Update 3
Posted by Amy Bugbee
9 months ago
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Get ready to learn about Vanilla! Take the Class!

Ever wondered why vanilla is so expensive? Where it grows? Have you noticed vanilla prices are going up and you want to keep it affordable?

Vanilla prices will continue to rise, and while the exotic vanilla bean’s cultivation is always time and labor intensive, it’s also facing times of shortage and high demand. But, if we just learned what a powerful resource the vanilla bean can be for cooking and baking, we’d be able to enjoy more vanilla in a more resourceful and sustainable way.

Learn how to make your own renewable vanilla extract, and leave with what you make (all supplies included), plus a book of vanilla knowledge, a screen printed apron, and a bottle of ready to use extract as my gift to you!

The dates will be confirmed soon. Do you prefer a Friday evening class or a Sunday afternoon class in mid to late May? Please request preference if you have one.

Vanilla class is a great Mothers Day gift!

Vanilla Efficiency Class for Home Bakers
Limit 12 people per class/ $65 per person

Learn how to make your own vanilla extract.
Leave with vanilla extract you make!
Get a book of knowledge, a screen-printed apron, and ready-to-use extract too!

Buy the $65 vanilla class reward on my GoFundMe Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/sustainable-vanilla-taught-and-sold
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Update 2
Posted by Amy Bugbee
9 months ago
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I just posted 3 more rewards! This isn't just about raising money, as much as I want to teach people to be more sustainable with vanilla, I want to learn.

I am crowd sourcing and crowd learning too! If you can help me with accounting, or advice, I am all ears! While vanilla is my passion, some aspects of business are not, so I could really use some mentors. Please support this campaign and get yourself some really cool and rare items.

Later this week, look for some special edition extracts - some have been extracting for 5 years!

When we moved, we found a cabinet full of vanilla extract batches. I am willing to share some of these one-of-a-kind batches with my supporters, so stay tunes, and thanks for your support and for sharing this GoFundMe!
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Update 1
Posted by Amy Bugbee
9 months ago
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Rewards added! The first group of rewards have been added to this fundraiser. There will be more coming over the next few weeks. If there is something you are looking for let me know, and I'll see what I can come up with. All of the rewards are better than retail pricing, and some are downright wholesale!

If you are in the Portland area, you can take advantage of a vanilla class, it will be up to 2 hours long, and when it's done, you'll have a reusable bottle of vanilla extracting, ready to use extract, and the knowledge to use the vanilla bean sustainably and efficiently.

Thank you for supporting this Triple XXX Vanilla, and please shop here for vanilla if you would. This is a great way to save money on my vanilla products while helping me grow this company!

Thank YOU!
Just a few Triple XXX Vanilla offerings.
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$160 of $1,200 goal

Raised by 3 people in 9 months
Created March 26, 2018
$10
Supporter
Thank you! I will send you 2 premium Vanilla beans! Premium vanilla beans have gone up 100% in the last decade, even grocery store beans cost more than this!
$55
Investor
Get a 2 oz bottle of Vanilla Extract & a 2 oz bottle of Smoked Vanilla Extract! Your baked good are about to blow minds! Includes Shipping in USA, Thank You!
$20
Super-Supporter
Get a copy of the Vanilla 101 Cookbook & a pair of vanilla beans! More than 100 recipes, & lots of instruction to make your own vanilla products. Thank You!
$65
Sustainer - PDX
12 of 12 left
Take my Vanilla Sustainability class in PORTLAND OR in MAY. Leave with ready to use extract, and your own reusable vanilla extract kit. Only 12 spots available!
$100
Mega-Supporter
THANK YOU! Get a 4 oz Vanilla Extract, and a 2 oz SMOKED Vanilla Extract, the limited edition screen-printed canvas tote bag, The Vanilla 101 Cookbook & more!
$600
Subscriber 12mo
10 of 10 left
Get a 12 month subscription to the Vanilla Club! Each month you'll get amazing vanilla products in the mail, or online, expect some super rare items only for u!
$35
Saucy Supporter
Get an 8 oz jar of my famous small batch SMOKED VANILLA Caramel Sauce! Not too sweet and only 4 ingredients - butter, cream, sugar and SMOKED VANILLA!!
$40
DIY Supporter
Get a DIY Vanilla Kit, and the Vanilla 101 Cookbook, AND a small bag of our amazing vanilla sugar. Lots of recipes & a forever supply of extract! Thank You!
$25
Smoked Support
Get 3, count 'em 3, SMOKED Vanilla Beans! Get a bag of smoked beans & a sample pack of Vanilla Salt! Your cookout summer just got a million times better! Thanks
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