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Tasty Probiotic Coffee + Nutrients
Michael & Lidia McClune
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Santa Monica, California
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

(Posted Sat. February 9th, 2013)

Thank you for looking at our Café Viva, Probiotic Coffee 3 in 1 project. It’s tasty. It’s healthy. It’s exciting. Let’s make some.

We are a husband and wife team with a triple-benefit health product. Café Viva combines the pick-me-up of coffee, healing probiotics and key nutrients. We humbly ask you to help us move to the manufacturing stage by  pre-ordering.

Based on our prototypes and scientific data, a daily cup of Café Viva helps mitigate fatigue, digestive issues and a stressed immune system. One cup addresses three big cross-generational ailments in our modern lifestyle. And with 75 calories, it helps satisfy hunger.

Being Bulgarian, Lidia knows about probiotic bacteria from the region’s superior yogurt production. Top brands like Fage, Chobani, Stonyfield and Activia all contain L. Bulgaricus, the only probiotic bacteria named for its native region.Being a twelve year business owner Michael knows the value of coffee and staying healthy.

As a mom and pop DIY operation we have the luxury and duty to formulate the product 100% free of genetically modified organisms (gmo), preservatives, gluten, fillers, cholesterol and anything artificial. Unlike most probiotic supplements which measure colony forming units (CFU) before they rapidly die on the shelf, we will guarantee the CFU of our quadruple probiotic blend for 24 months. No refrigeration required either.

Essentially, our thinking is if you drink coffee, make it healthy. If you take probiotics, enjoy a cup of coffee too. If you use energy drinks, why not trade the synthetic chemicals in favor of the oldest and safest energy drink in history. It’s tasty. It’s healthy. It's safe.

What We Need & What You Get

We have already shouldered the costs of trademarks, patents, FDA consultants, liability insurance, attorneys and other necessities.

After months of formulation and taste-testing, we are asking for $7100 in funding for three key items.

  1. Purchase of ingredients (coffee, probiotic blend, plant-derived creamer, non-synthetic sugar)
  2. Printed packaging materials (Printed foil packets and cardboard boxes)
  3. Manufacturing

Over and above helping us via pre-orders, we are looking to foster a grass-roots community of product testers, ambassadors and healthy coffee drinkers with whom we can strategize new line extensions and rollouts. Think decaf, espresso, creamer only, sugar only, etc. We humbly ask for donations and pre-orders yet want to reiterate our eagerness to embrace our IndieGoGo backers into a familial community who will be involved in the future of our product lines. 

The Impact

A January 2013 report by the Institute of Medicine finds that among 16 developed countries, Americans spend the most on healthcare yet rank last in health and longevity.

On the bright side, coffee is the second most consumed beverage on the planet. American coffee drinkers consume an average of 3.1 cups per day.  By supporting us and Café Viva we can all play a small part in jointly combating the modern health epidemic one cup at a time.

The Product

Cafe Viva is:

  • 100% natural - nothing artificial or synthetic.
  • Made with a proprietary probiotic blend developed for the Soviet Space Program and declassified in the late 1990s.
  • Free of genetically modified organisms.
  • Unanimous among taste-test subjects who said they enjoyed the taste.
  • Naturally enriched with 5 vitamins, 4 minerals and nutrients such as all essential and most non-essential amino acids.
  • A living functional food and shouldn't be heated north of 113 degrees to maintain optimal healthy properties.
  • Can be enjoyed iced, mixed in hot or cold milk, over yogurt, ice cream smoothies and other favorite foods.
  • The vitamins, minerals, nutrients and 75 calories trigger the brain to curb hunger.

Other Ways You Can Help

Do you know someone who drinks coffee? Who is vigilant of their health?

Can you think of someone who prefers all-natural products …or simply loves new, exciting foods and drinks? 

Please share the story of Café Viva with them. We’re confident they’ll be intrigued to learn about a forthcoming product made by real people, not faceless corporations. No selling. Just pass along an interesting new thing they’ll find intriguing at the very least. And that’s all there is to it. Be sure to use the IndieGoGo share tools which make it easy.

Thank you again for taking the time to view our project and please click that red button and join a humble couple in following their dreams.

Cordially and sincerely,

Michael, Lidia and Maxim

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