We've been blown away by everyone who has supported this project, whether by pledging or spreading the word! Help us get to $12,000 by this Sunday, so we can throw a party to celebrate! If we can get to $12,000 before the end of the campaign, we’ll be able to get equipment to increase our cold brewing capacity and also throw a big grand-opening party with door prizes and free coffee for everyone who comes in that day (we're thinking June 27th). We're also exploring the possibility of distributing our cold brew coffee and any additional funds will help with that process.
We are so excited to finish up everything with Sure Shot, and we hope we can open it in a big way with your guys' help! To go along with our stretch goal we’ve added a new option for rewards including: a new wide-neck t-shirt. We’ve also added another space for a company sponsorship. We’re really excited that local companies have come on board and supported our vision for Sure Shot coffee. Please continue to spread the word about Sure Shot and help us bring great local coffee to the Fishers area!
The Vardagen crew is adding a coffee shop to the store and we want you to be a part of it! Since opening Vardagen in 2012, we've felt the need for a unique, relaxing place to go grab a drink, escape the hustle, and connect with other local business owners or creatives. That place has been surprisingly hard to find around Fishers and we are confident we aren't the only ones looking for it. We decided we would take the steps necessary to open a high quality, locally-owned coffee shop. We've already spent a lot of money and time to lay down the infrastructure for a functional business but there are other features we would love to be able to offer and could use some support to get this project off the ground. Quality is very important to us and is a core value for this project. We're building this for the community and we want it to be something that everyone can be proud of.
So far we have done all the plumbing and electric, purchased the basics including a high-quality espresso machine (the same machine selected for the World Barista Championships 6 years in a row), established a relationship with a local roaster, built out an indoor seating area, and rebuilt our counter space. We've also done a lot of custom design, printing, and woodworking. Check out some images of what we've accomplished:
Although we've made tons of progress on this, we still need your help! It's really important to us that we do this right and in order to get this completed properly we need additional funding. Your support will help us pay for equipment costs, build an additional seating area (outdoors), buy furniture for the back room, stock products, and advertise.
Here are some more details about the rewards we're offering:
Sure Shot Sticker PackThe 6 stickers shown below + a couple logo stickers (so 8 stickers total). They are all outdoor quality stickers.
Sure Shot T-shirts and Tanks
This is a high quality tri-blend gray t-shirt or tank. Available in Unisex S-XXL, Women's S-XL, Youth S-L, and Toddler 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. If your reward allows multiple choices you can mix tanks and t-shirts.
12 oz Bag of Coffee
Uh... it's a 12 oz bag with coffee in it ;)
Sure Shot Cold Brew Glasses
We print these amazing 16 oz glasses ourselves... comes in a set of 2.
VIP Tickets to Pre-Opening event
We want everyone who comes to Vardagen / Sure Shot to have a great experience, so we'd rather take our time and get everything perfected. If you're a backer of this project we'd love to spend an evening with you, show you around, talk through the project, make some drinks for you and get some feedback before our grand opening. We'll try to come up with some extra rewards to hand out at this event as well.
Company Sponsorship ($1000)
We're a little flexible on this reward. We want to offer some advertising to another local company that lines up with our desire to offer something quality to our community. Please contact us if you're interested and we can negotiate details on what we can offer depending on your goal.
- Your logo on one side of cup sleeves
- A giveaway on our counter
- Mentions on social media / our email list (around 8k subscribers)
- Signage on outdoor patio area (special funding by _____ )
Risks and challenges
One of the most challenging parts has been working with the building we're in. We had to do a lot of infrastructure upgrades that we didn't realize would be necessary when we first started. There were no drains in the front of the store and since it is lower than the rest of the store we had to install a lift pump. Also the electric service wasn't sufficient enough so we had to do upgrades to that as well.
Another challenge is sustainability. We had a local coffee shop in Fishers a while ago and although we tried to support them as much as possible they ended up closing their doors. We'll need an exceptional product, excellent service and supportive customers to make this work. We believe that can happen!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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