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PocketFuel seeks Kickstarter boost

Mark RiBkoff shows the current ColdBrew product and labeling machine which he hopes to upgrade with the help of the Kickstarter campaign.

Photo by Kirby Neumann-Rea.
Mark RiBkoff shows the current ColdBrew product and labeling machine which he hopes to upgrade with the help of the Kickstarter campaign.

PocketFuel of Hood River continues to expand and diversify, and has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help upgrade production of a signature product, ColdBrew Coffee.

Owners Mark and Heidi Ribkoff hope to raise $20,000 by April 18; the drive had reached 190 backers and $9,200 on Friday.

The goal is this: purchase new machinery to fill, package and label the “whole food fuel” mocha, java and vanilla flavored ColdBrew Coffee, its handcrafted, organic, low-acidic products, made for quick energy on the go.

Go to kickstarter.com/projects to learn more.

The new packaging will have a quick tear-off top and narrower spout, but it requires custom molds and a new filling machine. This will enable the company to mass produced ColdBrew.

Backers can pledge in $15-$25 increments, starting at $25, and up to $2,500 or more, which will reap products, a nameplate in the company headquarters, along with varying amounts of gear for higher contributions.

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