Greetings Alchemy supporters-
You probably know by now that we reached our goal, and then some. Needless to say we are ecstatic that the campaign was a success and excited about what the future holds for Alchemy Collective.
First off, MASSIVE thanks to everyone who supported the campaign. Your support means that we can move the business to the next level, but it's also a meaningful validation of what we think is a great idea (we're glad you think so, too).
It's taken a over a week for me to post this update because we've been busy launching (and running) the cart (think of it as a "silent opening") for the last couple of weeks. The reason for the lack of fanfare is that we wanted to test the equipment and get logistics running smoothly before publicizing that the coffee revolution had indeed occurred. It's no exaggeration to say that we built the cart and trailer from the ground up, so our setup is unique and there was really no way to test it without just showing up and making coffee. Anyway, after working through a couple of minor hiccups, everyone is happy with how things are running and excited about building the business.
We are also in the process of setting up a survey here on Kickstarter so you can give us your addresses and we can send your gifts. Some things (t-shirts and mugs) are ready to go, while some gifts will take a little longer for us to put together. But fear not, you will get your Alchemy swag.
If you're local and would prefer to claim your gifts in person, that's great! If you visit the cart, we have Alchemy t-shirts and travel mugs ready, stickers on the way, and complimentary coffee drinks that are yours for the redeeming.
The cart is open from 7-10:15ish, Monday thru Friday, at Biofuel Oasis on Ashby and Sacramento in Berkeley, so come see us and check out the business that YOU helped launch.
Thanks again, everyone!
PS We promise to do a better job of posting photos&updates on the blog/facebook/twitter/etc. so you out-of-towners can see our progress as well.