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About

It all started when...

The idea for Mission Brew Coffee was conceived during a family vacation to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. Jeremy Moffit frequented several small coffee shops whose owners went out of their way to get to know and interact with their customers while serving deliciously crafted coffee beverages. In the late summer of 2012, Jeremy, Kevin and Joshua started their plan to bring quality coffee to people in San Diego with an intentional focus on building relationships with customers. They chose Mission Brew Coffee Co. as the name of that venture not only because of the connection to San Diego as a "Mission City" but also because of their commitment to fulfill a "Mission" that goes far beyond coffee.  

Our Mission

Mission Brew Coffee purchases its coffee only from the finest local coffee roasters in San Diego. Our coffees are organic, fair-trade, or otherwise sourced through socially, environmentally, and economically conscious means. In fact, at Mission Brew Coffee we go beyond organic and fair-trade by selecting roasters who have direct, fair-price relationships with the farmers themselves ensuring that all the coffee we purchase leaves a positive impact on our global and local community, environment, and economy.

Mission Brew Coffee baristas combine their knowledge and training to artfully produce every hand-crafted coffee beverage. We use the finest brewing equipment for espresso extraction, milk texturing, and coffee brewing. Our highly trained baristas will skillfully combine our quality equipment with the finest coffee beans to produce an exceptional cup of coffee for our patrons to enjoy.

Our passion is coffee, but our focus is service. Mission Brew Coffee baristas will greet every customer with a smile and genuinely strive to know their own personal stories. We seek to give our customers a positive experience through the uplifting and energizing spirit found in our friendly baristas. We enjoy cultivating coffee and espresso knowledge and satisfaction in our customers, employees, and community. We will connect with our customers by creating authentic relationships and uplifting their lives even if only for a few brief moments each day.  We will further foster a culture of service and giving by hosting regular community service projects and giving back to local neighborhoods in San Diego.  

Ultimately, coffee is about people - from the farmers who ethically grow and harvest, to the roasters who carefully and meticulously prepare the beans, to our baristas who artfully brew each cup, to our customers who desire Quality, Coffee, Fast, and ultimately to our community, both local and global, who we positively impact through our Mission.

Our Mission is to serve you “Quality. Coffee. Fast.” while giving back to our community. We hope that the result will be a customer experience that goes well beyond what can be found at other coffee establishments.

Our Goal

Our goal is to raise at least $20,000 to help us with the expenses of starting this new venture!  We need to build our coffee shop from the ground up by completely renovating an existing space and supplying it with everything necessary to brew quality coffee fast.  We need to purchase everything from coffee brewing equipment, grinders, espresso machine, supplies, seating, kitchen equipment, etc...not to mention construction costs for renovating a space that include many plumbing and electrical requirements to bring the space up to the highest health standards and code.  We have a lot of work to do!  

We know that in reality we'll need far more than $20,000, but for those who are not familiar with Kickstarter - it is an "all or nothing" fundraiser.  That means we must make our goal or we don't receive anything at all.  We can go over our goal, but not under it.  $20,000 will put us well on our way to achieving our dream and making Mission Brew Coffee a reality.  Any funds we raise beyond this amount will put us even further along the road to attaining our Mission of serving Quality Coffee Fast while giving back to the surrounding community. We need your help to be successful and create a business that contributes to the local and global community.   

Our First Location

Mission Brew Coffee's first location will be at the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in San Diego.  The Salvation Army Kroc Center is a 12.4-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center.  The facility is open to members and to the general public.  Mission Brew Coffee will house our cafe in the "Main Tower" of the Kroc Center serving both patrons inside and outside of the Kroc Center and commuters near 70th St, University Avenue, and College Avenue.

The Kroc Center provides opportunities that facilitate positive, life-changing experiences through art, athletics, personal development, and community service.  The Kroc Center's facilities bridge the gap between potential and opportunity for children and adults, strengthen individuals and families, and enrich the lives of seniors.     

The owners of Mission Brew Coffee not only respect the mission of the Kroc Center, they have chosen to participate in it as well as in surrounding community organizations such as the Rolando Community Council.  Living in the Kroc Center's immediate neighborhood, Joshua and Jeremy became members and volunteers along with their families and many of their friends.  They are familiar with the Kroc Center's programs and mission and will help ensure that Mission Brew Coffee's goals and activities blend well with those of the Kroc Center.  We are excited to serve the Kroc Center and the surrounding communities of San Diego.  

Rewards

We can assure you that your contributions will go towards a business venture that seeks to give back to the communities of San Diego and beyond.  We believe that we have been blessed to be a blessing and will seek to run Mission Brew Coffee with that concept always in mind.  We hope we will bless our customers, employees, suppliers, surrounding communities, the local and global economies, and you!  

We're offering a variety of rewards for your generous contributions to help "Kickstart" Mission Brew Coffee off to a successful start!  We have a variety of rewards including T-shirts, coffee tumblers, mugs, barista training, and of course quality coffee.  We even have invitations to our VIP party to help show our appreciation for all that you have done to help us get Mission Brew Coffee off the ground. 

How Can You Help???

1. CREATE a Kickstarter account.  All you need is your email address and a password.  
2. SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you do not have an account, no worries, it is easy to set-up.
3. PLEDGE at whatever level you like! We appreciate any and all contributions!  Your card will only be charged should we reach our full goal and become fully funded. 
4. SHARE this Kickstarter project with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whoever else would appreciate helping start a small, independent business with a sincere mission! Let everyone know you are a generous contributor to ensure the success of Mission Brew Coffee!

You can also view this short video tutorial provided by Kickstarter: Backer Questions

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A special thank you to Judah & the Lion for allowing us to use "Back's Against the Wall" in our video, Sam Hartshorn for the video animation, and Siraya Schultz for contributing beautiful pictures.  We are indebted to your talents and generosity for making our Kickstarter launch possible!  

Risks and challenges

Even once our project is fully funded we cannot always control the timing of our business opening. Due to various challenges of construction, health department approval, etc. we may encounter some delays. However, we are confident that we will have our Grand Opening for Mission Brew Coffee in the early months of 2014! Jeremy, Kevin, and Joshua are all uniquely qualified to contribute expertise in their various capacities to help ensure that Mission Brew Coffee will have a successful launch. We hope to see you celebrating with us at the Mission Brew Coffee opening soon!!!

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    Pledge $15 or more About $15

    You will receive a Mission Brew Coffee Bookmark to mark the spot in your favorite book as you stop to take a sip of your favorite Mission Brew Coffee + a Special Invitation to our GRAND OPENING to help celebrate a successful "kickstart" for our business!

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    All of the Above + a Mission Brew Coffee Sticker to proclaim your loyalty and support for Mission Brew Coffee + Your Name and a Special Thank You to our supporters on our website!

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    May I sample your coffee please? YES! The first 25 Backers to pledge $25 and choose this reward will receive FIVE sample premium coffees from Mission Brew Coffee - each sample is enough to brew one pot of coffee! Think of it as just a quick sip of great things to come at Mission Brew Coffee.

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    May I have a cup of tea? Why not several?!? At Mission Brew Coffee we do more than just coffee! The first 25 Backers to pledge $25 and choose this reward will receive FIVE sample specialty teas from Mission Brew Coffee! Think of it as just another sip of great things to come at Mission Brew Coffee. (This is exclusively a tea reward and is NOT included in any of the "all of the above" reward offerings)

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    Pledge $30 or more About $30

    Get Your Next Bag of Coffee From Us & Help Start a Local Coffee Business! That's right! If you pledge $30 you'll receive one 12oz Bag of Quality whole bean or ground specialty Mission Brew Coffee - certified organic & fair trade! Only 3 Days to go! If 290 people get their next bag of coffee from us we'll reach our goal! Spread the word!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    All of the Above + a 12oz Bag of Specialty Whole Bean Mission Brew Coffee - Certified Organic and Fair Trade! Your taste buds will be blown away!

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    Pledge $75 or more About $75

    All of the Above + an awesome Mission Brew Coffee T-Shirt in order to declare your support for Mission Brew Coffee with pride!

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    All of the Above + a Mission Brew Coffee Mug to enjoy your hot Mission Brew Coffee morning cup of Joe!

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    Pledge $150 or more About $150

    Just Give Me COFFEE!!! You will receive Five 12 oz-1 lb Bags of Mission Brew Coffee's various craft roasted whole bean coffees! Enjoy our quality coffee and thank you for your support!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    All of the Above + 2 Tickets to our Exclusive Mission Brew Coffee VIP Party! Celebrate good times...come on!

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    Pledge $400 or more About $400

    Just Give Me the COFFEE of the MONTH!!! You will receive One 12 oz-1 lb Bag of Mission Brew Coffee's various craft roasted whole bean coffees EVERY MONTH for a Year! That is Twelve Bags of deliciousness to enjoy fresh throughout the year!

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    All of the Above + 1 Mission Brew Hot/Cold Coffee Tumbler = Which entitles you to $1 Hot Coffee & Tea AND $1 Cold Brew Coffee & Iced Tea refills in the tumbler anytime you visit our San Diego cafe in the Year of 2014!! Now that is a caffeine kick!!!! Thank you so much for generously giving us a kickstart to our Grand Opening!!

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    YOU ARE AWESOME!!!

    All of the Above + You will receive the Mission Brew Coffee "Experience" package! Included in the MBC Experience is 1+ hour of exclusive barista training at our San Diego cafe, a tour of our local San Diego coffee roaster's facilities, AND you will collaborate with us to create your own coffee drink that will be featured on our website and you'll even get to name your new creation! Lunch and of course as much delicious coffee as you can drink will also be included in your MBC Experience. Thank you for your commitment to get Mission Brew Coffee kickstarted!!!

    (MBC Experience will be located in San Diego - Travel & accommodations to San Diego are not included)

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    Pledge $2,500 or more About $2,500

    WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE YOUR GENEROSITY!!! All of the Above + You will receive one free coffee beverage of your choice at Mission Brew Coffee in San Diego everyday we are open for the Year of 2014. Clearly you enjoy Quality, Coffee, Fast so come join us everyday in 2014!!!

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Funding period

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