Funded! This project was successfully funded on April 9, 2012.

Update #32

Shining in the Bull City!

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Things are going amazingly at the shop!

There are so many supporters, please tell us your name 100 times until we know all of you by first name!  We appreciate you and want to put faces to names. :)

Little by little the Bull City is more and more amazing! Filled with local events, festivals and unique small businesses.  And so many of the projects are helping each other get started. Every $5 has a snowball effect. We have been able to create 16 living wage jobs through your contributions and those of our other supporters.  

Check out two of our friends' (and supporters) campaigns!  -- 

Bull City Sculpture Show 

and the 

Ko Kyu BBQ Brick and Mortar

To add the unexpected and visual character of the city, check out the Bull City Sculpture Show:  http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bullcitysculpture/bull-city-sculpture-show

Jackie MacLeod and Elijah Leed who are both part of Liberty Arts helped us get going. Jackie helped with bikeCOFFEE design an made the beautiful mirror in our outdoor restroom and Elijah made all the beautiful brass inlaid countertops in the shop!  They are part of the local arts group Liberty Arts who is putting it on.

AND Ko Kyu BBQ is working on a brick and mortar!! If you want to get Tako anytime taste Flip and Sarah let their talents shine (Flip was a chef in Italy for three years) hop on board!!  Here's the link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1464923037/get-tako-durham-kokyu-brick-and-mortar

Both campaigns are Kicking already - check out their awesome progress and great rewards!  Kickstarter is all or nothing so every bit counts!  

Thank you!!

Leon and Areli

http://cocoacinnamon.com

http://facebook.com/cocoacinnamondream

http://twitter.com/cocoacinnamon

http://instagram.com/cocoacinnamon

Recent Press: 

http://www.triangle.com/2013/07/10/177760/triangle-spotlight-cocoa-cinnamon.html

p.s. we know that we have tastings to do for some of you and will be sure to catch up when we come along a little further.

p.s.s. we really appreciate everyone who voted us best new business in the indy week best of...!


Update #31

Please RSVP if you are coming to our backer event this Saturday or aren't able! Thank you. :)

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Hi Everyone,

A lot of people have responded to RSVP (or say you can't come) for our backer event.

Please help us properly prepare by letting us know if you can or can't come.  Thank you!!

Here are the details again, in case you didn't get it last update.

Thanks  Leon and Areli!!


Backer Celebration!

(Para leer en español miren hacia abajo.)

Hello all you beautiful and patient backers!

We have good news! We are ready to take the big group picture for all backers of $25 and up! Cocoa Cinnamon welcomes you all to come and hang out at the shop, PICK UP YOUR REWARD ;), take the group photo and enjoy a free sipping chocolate.

This will happen on Saturday, April 27 from 6-8pm at 420 W. Geer St. Durham, NC 27701.

We have emailed you an invitation. In the case that you did not get it or you no longer check the email you provided us with the link to the invitation is here. Please RSVP! --------------> http://paperless.ly/16nZbS4 <------------ LINK TO INVITATION Do not share the link please.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY:

PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 6:45 PM (The picture, taken by David Solow, will be taken at sunset. On that day it will be at 8pm so we need to start getting situated for the photo by 7pm to take some practice shots and all.)

PLEASE PICK UP YOUR KS REWARD. THIS WILL BE THE LAST DAY TO DO SO!

IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT RSVP ANYWAY, WE WANT TO KNOW SO WE CAN HOLD YOUR NAME UP! :)

All other photos will be taken at another date. Stay posted!

Thank you for all of your kind patience and support and for always believing in us. We are still working on making Cocoa Cinnamon the place we envision. It's on it's way but not quite there yet. Today we are introducing a community coffee program that allows people that cannot afford to buy a cup of coffee to enjoy one. The way it works is we have a gift card dedicated to this that fills up with money from generous souls and from that pot everyone can enjoy a cup of coffee. More expansions to come! (Outside seating is getting close!)

See you soon!

xo,

Areli and Leon

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Hola a todos ustedes bellos patrocinadores!

Les tenemos buenas noticias! Estamos listos para tomar la foto en grupo que incluye a todos los patrocinadores de $25 y más. Cacao Canela te invita al café para que vengan a relajar, RECOGER SUS PREMIOS ;), tomarse la foto de grupo y disfrutar de una tazita de chocolate.

Ésto pasará el sabado del 27 de abril de 6-8pm en 420 W. Geer St. Durham, NC 27701.

Les hemos enviado un correo electrónico con la invitación para la ocasión. En el caso de que ya no chequean el correo electrónico que nos dieron aquí esta el enlace para la invitación. Por favor RSVP y no compartan el enlace.

--------------> http://paperless.ly/16nZbS4 <------------ ENLACE PARA LA INVITACION

POR FAVOR LEAN LO SIGUIENTE CUIDADOSAMENTE:

POR FAVOR NO LLEGUEN MAS TARDE DE LAS 6:45PM (La foto, que será tomada por David Solow, se tomará al atardecer. En este día el sol bajará a las 8PM y queremos empezar a tener a todos en posición a las 7PM para que se puedan tomar algunas fotos de práctica.)

POR FAVOR RECOJAN SU PREMIO. ¡ESTE SERA EL ULTIMO DIA DE HACERLO!

SI NO PUEDES VENIR RSVP DE TODAS MANERAS. QUEREMOS SABER PARA QUE ALCEMOS TU NOMBRE EN LA FOTO.

Todas las otras fotos se tomarán en otro tiempo. Los tenemos al tanto.

Gracias por todo su apoyo y por siempre creer en nosotros. Seguimos trabajando en hacer Cacao Canela el lugar que tenemos en mente. Está en camino pero todavía le falta. Hoy por ejemplo empezamos un programa "café de la comunidad" en donde la gente que no pueda pagar por una taza de café pueda disfrutar de una sin preocuparse. Trabaja gracias a todos las almas generosas que contribuyen a la tarjeta de regalo del programa. Es un forma de incluir a todos de la comunidad en nuestro café. Más expansiones están en camino. (Las lonas para los asientos de afuera están cerca de estar instalados!)

Nos vemos pronto!

xo,

Areli y Leon


Update #30 - For backers only

Backer Celebration!

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Update #29

Come get your rewards!!!!

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we have a table setup and a stack...please come and get them!!

middle of the day or after 8 are the best times.  not Saturday  :)

thank you!  this is real! and we're really excited.

Leon and Areli

http://www.durhammag.com/blogs/durham-magazine-blog/cocoa-cinnamon-opens-its-doors-geer-street/


Update #28

The coming weeks...and our Durham DIY kind of opening!

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What's happening?

What's the plan?

Read the update on our website and join our email list while you're there!!

Here's the link:

http://cacaocanela.com/site/the-coming-weeks/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-coming-weeks


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