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A new Latinx coffee shop, conscious bookstore, community event space, and POC worker owned cooperative in East Oakland!
A new Latinx coffee shop, conscious bookstore, community event space, and POC worker owned cooperative in East Oakland!
A new Latinx coffee shop, conscious bookstore, community event space, and POC worker owned cooperative in East Oakland!
566 backers pledged $35,837 to help bring this project to life.

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WE MADE IT!  With hours left, we are still asking folks who can to donate to help us reach our STRETCH GOALS

Stretch Goal #1 = $5,000: Color Copier

If we make it to $40k, we will buy and house a commercial color copier that will be available to local community organizations and groups. We'll be able to collectivize routine printing like fliers, leaflets, posters, copies, pamphlets, and zines and have the machine accessible during open hours. It may sound boring, but this decentralized resource will help many community campaigns in the long run!

Stretch Goal #2 = $10,000: Community Profit Sharing

One of our long term goals is to give a portion of our profits to community organizing projects. If we make it to $45k on Kickstarter, we will show our commitment to Community Profit Sharing by donating 5% of the total ($2250) to Indigenous organizing efforts at both the NO DAPL encampment, and here locally in the bay.

(((Traducido en español abajo))) 

Co-founders of Hasta Muerte Coffee (Matt, Kari and Loren)
Co-founders of Hasta Muerte Coffee (Matt, Kari and Loren)

 Hasta Muerte Coffee is the collective vision of a few homies to open up a coffee shop where vibrant community, good coffee and social justice work meet in the Fruitvale neighborhood of Oaktown.

The founding members of the collective are three Latinx folks. Between us, projects we’ve organized here in Oakland include running two print shops, a book and zine distro, and a community bike shop that trains and mentors youth. We have also facilitated reading groups, educational events on local and radical histories and kept it lit the whole time.

As the years have gone by we’ve seen a steady need for welcoming, loving, and autonomous spaces for our folks to gather, connect, and build with each other.

Hasta Muerte Coffee is an effort to hold down a Latinx owned and run space with our community in a time of displacement. We want to inspire the communities we are a part of, especially young people, to share stories, histories and struggles that sustain the Town’s cultural legacy of resilience from people of color, queer folks, activists, and undocumented communities.

67 Sueños Anti-Gentrification Mural
67 Sueños Anti-Gentrification Mural

We’re doing this by opening a warm + inviting familia style coffee shop serving specialty coffee and Latinx bites from local organic sources.

We’ll be home to a selection of books, zines, and merchandise highlighting the spirit and social fabric that makes Oaktown so radiant.

As a collective project, our shop will be owned and run by the workers who make collective decisions, and maintain a non hierarchical kinda work space. This model ensures that the workers who own and run the space receive 100% of the profits and our vision stays true.

So now we’re here. We have a dope vision, a beautiful space, a solid business plan, and a dedicated collectivo. What we need now is your contribution, to begin the next steps in the process building out our space making Hasta Muerte Coffee a reality.

By contributing to our project, you're not only helping build a coffee shop, your actively helping open a space for community members to host meetings, events, classes, and find resources like tenant rights counseling, support for undocumented workers, and drop in tutoring for youth.

Your donation will directly go to getting this place built, with a projected grand opening in early 2017.

Coffeeshop Buildout
Coffeeshop Buildout

As a Kickstarter, we must raise all of our goal in order to get the funds needed to make this project happen. Surpassing our goal would ensure that the project stays on track and opens its doors as soon as possible.

If you support this vision click the button on the right and pledge what you can! THANK YOU SO MUCH! 

Con Amor and Solidarity, 

Yr Homies at Hasta Muerte Coffee

 

 

 

EMAIL: HastaMuerteCoffee@gmail.com

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SHOUT OUTS to Jamie, Ali, Jovan, Kashif, Julio, Emily, Marlo, Tim, Bryan and Scott, for all your help with the video and to the homies who've held us down!  Thanks Teo for the video work, Jason and Rico Pabon for the tracks on the video!

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EN ESPAÑOL

 

Hasta Muerte Coffee es la visión colectiva de unxs homies de abrir una tienda de café en donde una comunidad vibrante, el buen café y la justicia social se encuentran en el barrio de Fruitvale en Oaktown.

Lxs fundadores del colectivo son tres personas Latinxs. Entre nosotrxs, los proyectos que hemos organizado aquí en Oakland incluyen dos imprentas, un proveedor de libros y zines, y una tienda comunitaria de bicicletas que capacita y guía a lxs jóvenes. También hemos facilitado grupos de lectura, eventos educativos sobre las historias locales y radicales y lo mantuvimos encendido todo el tiempo.

Mientras los años han pasado hemos visto una necesidad constante de espacios acogedores, amables y autónomos para nuestra gente, para reunirse, conectarse y construirse entre sí.

Hasta Muerte Coffee es un esfuerzo para mantener un espacio Latinx dirigido y manejado con nuestra comunidad en un tiempo de desplazamiento. Queremos inspirar a las comunidades de las que somos parte, sobre todo lxs jóvenes, para compartir historias y luchas que sostienen la herencia cultural de resiliencia del Town de las personas de color, personas queer, activistas y comunidades indocumentadas.

Estamos haciendo esto con la apertura de una tienda de café amable + acogedora de estilo familiar que sirve café de especialidad y bocados Latinxs provenientes de fuentes locales orgánicas.

Vamos a ser el hogar de una selección de libros, zines, y mercancía destacando el espíritu y el tejido social que hace Oaktown tan radiante.

Como un proyecto colectivo, nuestra tienda será dirigida por lxs trabajadores que toman decisiones colectivas, y mantienen un espacio de trabajo no jerárquico. Este modelo asegura que lxs trabajadores que son dueñxs y dirigentes del espacio reciben el 100% de los beneficios y que nuestra visión se mantiene auténtica.

Entonces ahora estamos aquí. Tenemos una visión chévere, un espacio hermoso, un plan de negocios sólido, y un colectivo dedicado. Lo que necesitamos ahora es tu contribución, para comenzar los próximos pasos en el proceso de construir nuestro espacio, haciendo Hasta Muerte Coffee una realidad.

Al contribuir con nuestro proyecto, no sólo estás ayudando a construir una tienda de café, estás ayudando activamente para abrir un espacio para miembrxs de la comunidad para albergar reuniones, eventos, clases, y encontrar recursos como el asesoramiento de derechos de lxs inquilinxs, el apoyo a lxs trabajadores indocumentadxs, y la tutoría para lxs jóvenes.

Tu donación irá directamente a construir este lugar, con una gran apertura proyectada en los principios del 2017.

Como un Kickstarter, tenemos que recaudar todo nuestro objetivo para obtener los fondos necesarios para hacer posible este proyecto. Superando nuestro objetivo aseguraría que el proyecto va por buen camino y abriría sus puertas tan pronto como sea posible.

Gracias por tu atención, ahora por favor calculas la cantidad de dinero que nos va a dar. Nos vemos

Risks and challenges

Our major challenge once funded will be our buildout timeline toward Grand Opening in Spring 2017. The collective is working overtime to finalize designs, gain the permitting, and get the buildout done as soon as possible. We have already gotten zoning clearance, and consulted architects, contractors, electricians, plumbers, and City Building and Planning inspectors to ensure our permitting will be approved in a timely manner.

Our team of tenacious hard working homies is meeting strict deadlines, and has the affinity and work ethic to get it done, be accountable to one another, and have fun along the way.

When you join the effort by donating, we commit to keeping you informed of our progress and celebratory milestones, as well as any delays. These delays will not impact your rewards.

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    Get a hand printed, double-sided tote, plus a sticker pack and coffee card good for 2 coffee drinks. A total retail value of $20!

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    Get a hand printed Hasta Muerte Coffee T-shirt, sticker pack, and a coffee card good for 3 coffee drinks.

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    Get screen or risograph printed poster! Plus a coffee card good for 4 coffee drinks. Check our story for a preview of the poster, coming soon!

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    Get a hand printed, limited edition poster by Oaxacan Artist Jose Cruz! Plus a coffee card good for 4 coffee drinks. A total retail value of $70!

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    Get custom 2017 calendar! Plus a card good for 4 coffee drinks. Check our story for a preview of the calendar!

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    Keep warm with a fresh, hand printed Hasta Muerte Coffee hoodie designed by Kari and Matt, and a coffee card good for 8 coffee drinks. And as always, sticker pack.

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    Get a barrel of coffee! Ok not really, but get a card good for 20 coffee drinks!

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    The star package: The hoodie, the T-shirt, the tote (filled with surprise goodies), the sticker pack, plus a coffee card good for 10 coffee drinks.

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    Bring a friend and enjoy an exclusive coffee tasting with HMC founding collective members. Expect additional treats and entertainment, as well as LA ESTRELLA package (see above).

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Funding period

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