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A coffeehouse within a building with a long history in social justice
A coffeehouse within a building with a long history in social justice
38 backers pledged CA$ 10,014 to help bring this project to life.

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German, from Kaffee coffee + Klatsch gossip, Kaffeeklatsch is to be a tiny, mobile espresso bar within CommunityWise Resource Centre (223 12 Ave SW.) Funding for this project will go towards the cost of building the customized coffee cart and the licensing necessary to operate. The space is currently a 5x5 storage unit that will be retrofitted to serve specialty coffee.

Inspired by the café life so prevalent in Europe, Kaffeeklatsch's planned coffee program is simple, but precise. All drinks are made fresh to order with well crafted coffee.

COMMUNITYWISE RESOURCE CENTRE: An affordable, inclusive community space for Calgary grass-roots and non-profit organizations.
COMMUNITYWISE RESOURCE CENTRE: An affordable, inclusive community space for Calgary grass-roots and non-profit organizations.
Floor Plan Details By Jessica Faucher
Floor Plan Details By Jessica Faucher

CommunityWise Resource Centre is the oldest, purpose-built, social service facility in the city of Calgary. Dedicated to brewing unmatched quality coffee, Kaffeeklatsch is a social venture that will provide the caffeine necessary for its 60 + tenants to carry out their essential community services - alongside coffee affectionados - with 1% of its gross earnings going back to CommunityWise.

Prior to starting this venture, I was privileged to have worked a contract position for the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers within CommunityWıse. Realizing that the only community element missing from CommunıtyWise was the smell of coffee, and the social element this drink provides, I decided to embark on this exciting project.

Invest in the diversity of Calgary's growing coffee culture. Invest in Kaffeeklatsch.

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ACME & CO  Demitasse Cup  70ML
ACME & CO Demitasse Cup 70ML
ROSSO's  Mirco Roasted Two Wheel Espresso  300g
ROSSO's Mirco Roasted Two Wheel Espresso 300g

Risks and challenges

When it comes to fulfillment, this project has potential obstacles, from production delays to permits.

However, the staff collective at CommunityWise has been incredibly supportive and generous, and Kaffeeklatch is working with amazing people with diverse backgrounds in: construction, architecture, community engagement, and the visual arts. This supportive community will help Kaffeeklatch to overcome any challenges with humility, creativity and professionalism.

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    A personalized Thank You and a Kaffeeklatsch coffeecard half stamped.

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    Invest in a single-shot, properly ground, single-origin espresso, rich in crema.

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    Coax out the subtle flavors of single origin coffees with a craft-roasted drink of your choosing.

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    Daily shot of poems and one liners-brewed, not mixed by an undisclosed local poet. Expires after 25 poems.

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    25 Poems and 5 Espresso-based Drinks

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    Pledge CA$ 150 or more About $136

    Whether you prefer your coffee black, or with a ton of extra goodies mixed in, you'll need this ACME Espresso Range, Demitasse Cup - and 340 grams of micro roasted coffee beans - in which to enjoy your preferred concoction.

    You'll also get an invitation to the VIP opening kitchen party.

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    Learn to brew by-the cup coffees using a number of different brewing methods such as French Press, Pour Over and Immersion from the owner of kaffeeklatsch + VIP kitchen party invite, and ROSSO's Mirco Roasted Two Wheel Espresso. Limit two people per session.

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    As a gesture of appreciation, you get poems brewed to perfection, ACME & CO Demitasse Cup, ROSSO's single-origin mirco-roasted espresso beans, a drink of your choosing, and an invitation to the VIP kitchen party.

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    A limited-edition print by local artist, Hakan Temuçin.

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