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Josh WilliamsBy Josh Williams
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Josh WilliamsBy Josh Williams
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$3,151
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
48
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, April 28 2018 3:05 PM UTC +00:00

About

At Mauldin Coffee Co, we believe in community.  We believe in you.

Mauldin is in need of a communal gathering space where friendships and relationships can flourish- where families can enjoy time together.

My Dream

 I'm Josh- the dreamer behind this shop. I have spent my career in ministry, production, HR, and marketing. It has been quite the journey- but on that journey- I learned that at the heart of who I am- is a love for people. And a love for great coffee. I want a place where I can combine those and all of my skills. 

I have enjoyed coffee since college, and over the last 5 years, have gotten into the "third wave" of coffee, and have enjoyed growing in my expertise.  Coffee has a way of bringing people together, and it has been fascinating to study how that takes place.  I can't count how many friends I have made either over a cup of coffee or directly related to coffee in some shape or form.

A few years ago I had a dream of a coffee shop in Mauldin, which sparked something to life in the town. It somehow changed from "a coffee shop would be cool there" to "I should put a shop there."  My dream was born and has grown into something beautiful. I want to start a coffee shop in Mauldin because I believe that it is needed.  A gathering place where friends can come together.  Where money can be spent and put back into the Mauldin economy. Where great coffee can be served.

I have poured my heart and soul- and a good amount of money- into getting the business ready for the next step. Those funds have been used to purchase most of our equipment- but the cost for rent and the buildout is more than I can handle on my own. Being a first time business owner in a field where restaurants and the like are risky- banks are hesitant to give a loan without collateral.

With support from the people in Mauldin and the surrounding Greenville community, we will have what we need to move forward and make this a reality.

What We Need

Mauldin Coffee Co is raising $30,000 to help open our store in a physical and permanent location.  Along with securing our location, this Kickstarter will directly help purchase equipment, decorate and upfit the space, and give us the chance to serve you! 

Local reigns in the upstate- and we want to provide Mauldin with a great opportunities, just like Greenville and Simpsonville.    Located in the heart of the Mauldin Community, and with great drive-by traffic- Mauldin Coffee Co will be the place where everyone has a seat at the table.

What We Do

Mauldin Coffee Co serves Steadfast Coffee- a roaster out of Nashville, Tennessee.  Our menu consists of pour overs, lattes, teas, cold brew, and anything else we can dream.  Our goal is to have something on the menu for everyone. Everything is hand-crafted and customized for the customer.   

What We Believe

Our main focus is creating community and family inside the walls, and spilling out into the Mauldin Area. If you would like to be apart of a movement that is going to change the city, find the reward that suits you best!

Risks and challenges

As with any startup- there are risks and challenges. One of which is coffee education.

We are still currently in the funding stages of this project, which means that we still have to finalize loans and leases. We have received verbal confirmation that this successfully funded Kickstarter will be enough to seal the deal. Funds from this Kickstarter campaign will be laid down as collateral for loan acquirement.

Every dollar pledged goes directly to Mauldin Coffee Co.

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    Thank You!

    You receive a handwritten thank you note from the Mauldin Coffee Co team!

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    Starter

    A Mauldin Coffee Co sticker, and a personal thank you note

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    • Mauldin Coffee Co Sticker
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    The Shirt Package

    A super stylish and super comfortable Mauldin Coffee Co T-shirt, a sticker, and a thank you note!

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    • T-Shirt
    • Mauldin Coffee Co Sticker
    • Personalized Thank you note
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    Have a Cup.

    You get all the perks from the T-Shirt collection, along with a super nice Mug!

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    • Mauldin Coffee Co Sticker
    • Personalized Thank you note
    • T-Shirt
    • Coffee Mug
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    Coffee?

    You get:
    -Sticker, Mug, and TShirt
    -2 bags of coffee from Steadfast Roasters.

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    • Personalized Thank you note
    • T-Shirt
    • Coffee Mug
    • Bag of Steadfast Coffee
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    The KeyHolder

    Become a part of the movement! Pledge $150 or more and have you name put on the wall of our KeyHolder sponsor list! Also receive 2 bags of Steadfast Coffee!

    Includes:
    • Bag of Steadfast Coffee
    • Name on list of Sponsors
    • T-Shirt
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    The Office Party

    Host a private party at your business or home! This includes pour over coffee for 20 people!

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    • Pop up shop for 20 guests
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    The Brewer's Choice

    Rewards Include:
    1 Fellow Stagg Kettle
    1 Kalita Wave Brewer
    1 Lb Steadfast Whole Bean Coffee
    1 Mauldin Coffee Mug
    Complimentary Coffee Card (Good for 8 coffees)

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    • Kalita Wave Brewer
    • Bag of Steadfast Coffee
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    The Cupping

    Have a private cupping (coffee tasting) hosted for you and up to 10 of your friends! This would include lessons on brewing, tasting, and enjoying coffee!

    The cupping would feature 6 coffees, and you get to keep the bags of coffee when its done!

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    • Cupping Class
    • Picture on the wall of Sponsors
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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Big Spender

    This backer receives everything.
    Sticker, Tshirt, Mug, Fellow Stagg Kettle, Kalita Wave Brewer, 2 Bags of Steadfast Coffee, 1 Complimentary Coffee a Week for a year, and a coffee cupping class for up to 10 friends!

    Includes:
    • Bag of Steadfast Coffee
    • Coffee Mug
    • T-Shirt
    • Kalita Wave Brewer
    • Fellow Stagg Kettle
    • Complimentary Coffee Per Week
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    Private Event

    Host a private event at the shop once we open. This will include "all the trimmings"- coffees, staff, and everything the shop offers!

    PLUS: sticker, tshirt, mug, 2 Bags of Steadfast,

    Includes:
    • Bag of Steadfast Coffee
    • Mauldin Coffee Co Sticker
    • T-Shirt
    • Private Event
    • Complimentary Coffee Per Week
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Funding period

- (30 days)