On our first birthday, Greenhouse decided to give back…one year later, we helped build a brand, that is giving back. This is our Brand Sprout 2009 success story. Giving is contagious…pass it on!
After Greenhouse was one year old, we decided to give back by giving a budding company (that was less than a year old) and brand…for free. It was our way of giving back, and this wonderful initiative has blossomed into an amazing company, run by good hearted people and benefiting a cause bigger than ourselves. It had been a highly creative experience for us and grown into wonderful and prosperous partnership. Thank you Javen and Ben for sharing your vision with us, and allowing Greenhouse to bring it to life…we so appreciated the thoughtfulness for you to send us your story and we look forward to the many successful adventures ahead. The story…as they tell it…
Two years ago, a couple of old college friends had an idea. As a company, we are committed to selling the finest products in the world, as well as giving back to the people and communities that make it possible. The 4 pillars of our business philosophy: people, planet, product and partnership.
EarthBee Foods is the exclusive importer and roaster of KapePur, the World’s Finest Coffee. KapePur is made from the finest Filipino coffee beans and boasts a rich and unique taste. What makes the coffee so unique? KapePür is a rare combination of naturally selected, naturally “processed” and finely roasted coffee that can be found no where else. Civet coffee at its finest.
So here we are. We’ve got our mission, our suppliers, our product, our save-the-world idea. What about a clear brand identity? No. A website? Not a great one. Packaging, collateral, business cards? No, no and no.
As best we could, we began building a website from online templates, fumbling through Photoshop and stretching our creative skills to the limit. Luckily for us, we met Greenhouse Studios.
In October 2009 we interviewed at Greenhouse for the chance to win 1 year of branding and creative support for KapePur. And we won! And now, we’ve got it all. Clear brand identity? Check. Website? Check. Ridiculous killer website? Check. Packaging, collateral, business cards? Check, check and check.
We can’t speak highly enough about the creative genius that is Greenhouse Studio. The KapePür website is nothing short of awesome. And don’t just take our word for it. The site was listed as one of `32 Tasty Coffee Websites to Inspire You’ by webdesignledger.com and one of `90 Beautifully Delicious Coffee
Website Designs’ by instantshift.com. Good props, right? And then there’s there are the gift boxes. So far, customer feedback has included words like “awesome”, “world-class” and a “very impressive product”. High praise indeed. See for yourself at http://www.kapepur.com
Thanks to the team at Greenhouse for all the work and support over the past year. We’ll say it again, creative geniuses! Oh, and did we mention they are a heck of a group of awesome peeps to work with.
Greg, Kat, Mark and Spencer - huge thanks from EarthBee Foods and the people of Mindanao, Philippines. We can honestly say that we wouldn’t be where we are today if not for you.
Javen Figueroa and Ben Johnson
Co-owners of EarthBee Foods