Art is in Coffee is the collaborative union of Sara and Lazzuly to bring a much needed nourishment to the people of Oakland.
The goal of Art Is In Coffee is to provide a space where community members can plug into their local environment and find ways to interact and participate in the growth and transformation of our city, Oakland, CA.
The mobile coffee cart is used to empower people to come together through coffee and subsequently to stay to enjoy, connect, create and share. Specifically, through food, art, music and education we wish to facilitate the sharing of different cultures, ideas, and perspectives.
Our rotating mobile art gallery, constructed out of 100% reclaimed wood represents different points of view from a variety of cultural perspectives. Such perspectives, can be “cultural” in terms of ethnic diversity but also “cultural” in a sense that we represent different points of view that are emerging from our era.
Likewise, we hope to negotiate the reality of social imbalance and environmental degredation in the world through offering directly traded coffee that is grown in an ecologically mindful manner.
In essence, what we are trying to do is present coffee as a vehicle for social justice.
Please join us in morphing this world one coffee cup at a time!
The Cost: $7,500
We will use the $7,500 to purchase a variety of different materials that will allow us to be fully mobile and operational.
We need to purchase a mobile coffee cart that can be transported throughout the bay area to sidewalks, farmers markets and food festivals where we will be able to engage with a variety of different people and have meaningful conversations about art, coffee and sustainable agriculture.
We will need a generator to be able to power our cart from any location and a trailer to transport our cart.
We will need to register our cart with the city, and get permits to be able to move around.
We will need supplies that include water kettles, french presses, a coffee grinder and air pots.
*We are also in need of a bike cart to be able to ride around town with our materials leaving behind no emmissions! If you would like to share an extra bike cart with us please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org **
Special Thanks to the Talented
Thank you to our great friends Llessica Chan, Liz Lara, Joey Shemuel,Timbo Cole, Will Quinn, Alexa Melo and Armando Resendez for their film and photographic talents!
Thank you to our wonderful musician friends and family Joshua Murphy, Aylan Mello and Danilo.
Thank you to Alan Grizzell for guiding us through our video and creating beautiful art for the 25th Street Collective.
Thank you to the 25th Street Collective and especially Hiroko Kurihara for all your support.
Thank you to our friend and coffee guru Justin Johnson for providing us with the most delicious, micro roasted coffee the Bay has to offer!
Special thanks to the talented Bay Area phenomenon Izzy*Wise for the use of his music to score our video!
And many many thanks to all of our friends, family and community members who have guided us and shared love with us throughout this process- WE would not be here without YOU.
We can only make this happen with your help! We look forward to building community with you all and sharing conversations over coffee.
You are pure magic, thank you,
Sara and Lazzuly
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Jul 30, 2012 - Aug 29, 2012 (30 days)
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Our eternal gratitude; every bit helps. An Art Is in Coffee sticker and a shout out on our Facebook page!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $5 or more
A cup of delicious coffee when you visit our cart plus all of the above perks!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A tasty, handcrafted Brazilian fudge or raw vegan treat of your choice as well as an artistic postcard featuring Art Is in Coffee’s ladies Lazzuly and Sara, from photographer Joey Shemuel, plus all of the above perks.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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A handmade screen printed reusable tote bag featuring our logo plus all of the above perks.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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Half a dozen tasty treats plus all of the above perks. To recap; a Facebook shout out of gratitude, a sticker, a delicious cup of direct trade- organic- French pressed coffee, an individual handcrafted tasty treat a postcard from Art Is in Coffee, and a handmade screen-printed tote bag.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Excitement awaits you! Entrance to an epique celebration at the 25th Street Collective! This party will be full of beverages and tasty treats catered by us, Art Is in Coffee, and will host an eclectically awe-inspiring line up of music including DJ Straight Nasty, DJ Wolfgang Von Cope, and Hooded Youth among other great talents. In addition to this excitement, there will be live art by way of painting and live projection art to dazzle your senses. All previously listed perks as well. For those of you not able to attend the party, we will send you a recording of all the musical sets of the night!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
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You will receive a chic, limited addition artistic calendar photographed by Joey Shemuel, featuring the lovely ladies of Art Is in Coffee to electrify your wall. All previously listed perks as well.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A pound of handcrafted direct trade coffee roasted locally by a micro coffee roaster and two dozen tasty treats. All previously listed perks as well.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
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A commissioned painting and an acoustic mix of popular Brazilian music produced by Art Is in Coffee family! We will make a special shout out to you at the party! All perks from previous levels.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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0 backers Limited (3 of 3 left)
Two dozen tasty treats as well as half a year of free beverages whenever you visit the cart. All perks from previous levels!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $510 or more
In honor of the 510 to represent the East Bay... A coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and tasty treat catered event for 25 folks at a location of your choosing within the Bay Area. For those of you not in the Bay Area or not needing a catered event, we will send you a 3lb bag of locally roasted, fair trade organic coffee, two dozen tasty treats of your choice and a commissioned art piece made by the talented Bay Area painter Alan Grizzell.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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A years worth of delicious beverages and tasty treats whenever you visit the cart. All previously listed perks.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
A locally sourced, organic and hand crafted picnic with the radiant Art Is in Coffee ladies Lazzuly and Sara and a coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and tasty treat catered event for up to 50 people at a location of your choosing within the Bay Area plus all previously listed perks. For those of you not in the Bay Area we will send you a 5lb bag of locally roasted, directly traded coffee, a youtube video of Art Is In Coffee family performing a song of your choice and an honorable mention on our cart as well as the commissioned art piece by the talented Alan Grizzell.Estimated delivery: Jan 2013