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Jimmy and Laci SilvaBy Jimmy and Laci Silva
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Jimmy and Laci SilvaBy Jimmy and Laci Silva
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$6,937
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, January 7 2018 12:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

Our story. Here We Go!

In 2014 we opened Morning Bird Coffee, a coffee cart in a business park in Mission Valley. Here we discovered the joys and struggles of being a small business owner and began our journey into the world of specialty coffee. 

Morning Bird Coffee
Morning Bird Coffee

As our interest and passion for coffee grew, we decided to take a trip and learn more about the process from bean to cup. We spent five weeks in Peru learning about the different varieties of coffee, when and how it is harvested, how it is processed, the difficulties farmers and workers go through on a daily basis, what "Fair Trade" truly is, the truth behind organic coffee, and how coffee culture can be so different in other parts of the world. 

Quellomayo, Peru
Quellomayo, Peru

Our trip to Peru inspired Jimmy to learn how to roast. Now that he had experienced coffee in its entirety, he wanted a chance to share just how delightfully complex coffee can be. As a perfectionist, he knew the only way to do this was to roast it himself. In 2016 we opened our second Morning Bird Coffee location in a business park in Carlsbad. We also purchased a roaster and rented a small warehouse space in Miramar where Jimmy began roasting coffee for both locations.  

The development and opening of Jaunt Coffee Roasters stems from the natural progression of wanting to share the intricacies and nuances that coffee holds, much like wine, chocolate, or beer. Coffee is much more than your morning pick-me-up. It showcases the hard labor of the farmers and workers, the soil and region from where it comes from, and the journey it takes from seed to cup. The arduous labor and process the bean takes needs to and should be appreciated by all who enjoy coffee. Jaunt Coffee Roasters wants to highlight, to the best of its ability, all of coffee's wonderful characteristics and allow you to take a jaunt with each cup. 

With the roasting underway, we would like to turn our roasting space in Miramar into a shop where people can come to learn about and enjoy Jaunt Coffee, and share happiness.

Coffee starts with good people - Samuel Ronzon Soto - Coffee Producer / Farmer from Xico, Mexico
Coffee starts with good people - Samuel Ronzon Soto - Coffee Producer / Farmer from Xico, Mexico

 

 In 2015, Laci's brother was killed in a motorcycle accident at the age of 28. This unexpected loss buried her in a sadness deeper than words can describe, but from it she discovered herbs and how they can heal the body, mind, and spirit. Laci has been attending Self Heal School in Ocean Beach for the past two years where she has been studying herbalism. 

In addition to providing a space for Jaunt Coffee, the warehouse will also be home to Botanical Roots Apothecary. Botanical Roots will feature a tea and herb bar where customers can enjoy custom tea blends and herbal infused beverages, as well as learn about the medicinal properties of herbs. There will also be a full apothecary. The apothecary will contain dried herbs that can be combined to create a medicinal tea blend, botanical extracts that can be used for healing, flower essences, salves, oils, and more.

Many of us know common herbs from our kitchen like basil, fennel, and sage. The apothecary will carry those as well as others you may not have heard of like mugwort, motherwort, and devil's club. All of these herbs have healing properties for common health issues. Often they can be taken as a natural alternative to medication. The apothecary will be a space for Laci to make and store her herbs, as well as meet with clients who would like a consultation.  

 

Laci and her brother Greg
Laci and her brother Greg

 Our goal is to combine Jaunt Coffee Roasters and Botanical Roots Apothecary in one unique space. We want to create a community where people can come to relax and enjoy, as well as learn about and explore coffee, tea, and herbs. We've teamed up with a local designer to transform our warehouse into a cozy shop filled with plants, flowers, and seating. Our hope is that customers will use this space as a break from their daily routine. Sip a cup of coffee and take in the smell of freshly roasted beans or step into the apothecary to relax and renew. The money we raise through Kickstarter will be used to pay the designer and contractor for the build-out of the space along with the necessary permits. Funds will also be used to purchase the coffee bar equipment, as well as supplies and inventory for the apothecary. 

REWARDS & ADD-ONS

Jaunt coffee Mugs
Jaunt coffee Mugs

 

 

 

Jaunt Coffee Unisex shirt
Jaunt Coffee Unisex shirt

 

Jaunt Coffee Unisex tank top
Jaunt Coffee Unisex tank top

 OUR FUTURE SPACE

Renderings of our future space
Renderings of our future space

 

 

 WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?

Good food. Good company. Good coffee. That's living! This is what we hope to bring and hope you will partner with us to make this a reality. Thank you.

Risks and challenges

This is a big project with many steps involved. Currently the warehouse is an 800 square foot space with nothing but a coffee roaster and a bathroom. We are starting from scratch. From stripping the floor to picking out dishes- we are doing it all. A project like this takes time and patience, especially when trying to coordinate with several people such as the designer, contractor, plumber, electrician, etc. There will inevitably be unforeseen problems and delays, but our goal is to have everything up and running by late spring.

At this time we still own and operate two coffee carts, which take up a lot of our time. In our free time Jimmy is roasting coffee and Laci is attending classes or making herbal products. Please know that we are doing everything we can to open the warehouse for business as soon as possible.

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    Thank you! Come on in! Coffee!

    - One free cup of coffee in our shop
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    Bag of coffee and Jaunt Coffee mug

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    Love Coffee?

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    EXCLUSIVE Special Coffee + Swag

    - 12oz bag of coffee from origin trip to Veracruz / Xico, Mexico!

    Producer: Samuel Ronzon
    Natural Process
    Processing Details: Sun-dried on raised beds
    Varietal: Typica, Bourbon
    Elevation: 1250 masl
    Notes: Lavender, Chocolate, Dried Peach, Lemonade. Delicate & Juicy.

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    Wellness Consultation

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    6 Month Coffee Subscription + Swag

    You'll receive one 12oz bag of coffee for 6 months and you'll receive our exclusive swag. Shirt or tank, hat, and mug.

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    1 Year Coffee Subscription + Swag

    Receive one 12oz bag of freshly roasted coffee for an entire year. Plus, receive all our fine looking gear. Shirt or tank, hat, and mug.

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    Come Roast!!! + Swag

    Come Roast! Come hang out with Jimmy and learn how to roast! Pick your favorite Jaunt single origin coffee, roast it and take it home with you to enjoy.

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    Jaunt Coffee for Hire!

    We will come to your private event, set up a pour over bar and brew fresh roasted coffee for your guests (up to 40 people for 3 hours).

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    Coffee Origin Trip

    4 Days in beautiful Xico, Mexico! Come see the story of coffee for yourself. Meet coffee producers and farmers and discover the beauty of Xico!

    This package includes:
    - 3 nights in a 3 star hotel
    - All breakfast included
    - Guided trips to farms, mills, coffee shops, and roasteries
    - Transportation to and from airport in Veracruz
    - Bag of Jaunt Coffee + three items of merchandise of your choosing

    This will be an unforgettable experience!
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Funding period

- (60 days)