BlackCat Motorcycles & Coffee was built upon our passion for community and love for people. Cory and I started BlackCat 2 years ago with plans to build a brick and mortar shop, make a bunch of cool gear, great coffee, and live out our lives as coffee shop owners doing what we love and never leaving the comfort of our potential shop.
Plans become plans within plans.
Welcome to the newest phase of BlackCat Moto:
A mobile coffee shop bringing you all original clothing, accessories, and in-house roasted coffee to any and every motorcycle show, parking lot sale, campout, wedding, bar mitzvah, and birthday party we can say “yes” to.
We began as two friends, working to build something that gave back to the community. In Nick’s apartment in Fountain Valley, CA we learned how to screen print clothing, press pins, roast coffee and use every skill we had or could learn to provide not only quality products, but become part of the motorcycle community that we loved.
We are still here, as friends and business partners, to take what we've built and expanded it further than we ever thought was possible. So far, we have “figured it out” and "Yes’d" our way into events like Biltwell’s 2017 Kernville Kampout, Aidan’s Ride 2017, and the 2018 Biltwell Annual Parking Lot Sale with gear that we didn’t own, on chances we didn’t deserve to get above anyone else.
We've been given opportunities and made such incredible connections and friendships through this entire ride so far. This is why we need your help.
BlackCat is completely funded out of our own pockets. The profits from the products that are sold during events and from the online store (www.blackcatmoto.com) are poured right back into the shop for more product, sellers permits, all of our required maintenance for our hardware, and put towards our commitment to donate 10% of all of our coffee sales, both in beans and drinks during events, to the Orange County homeless population.
Our goal is simple: we want to be able to meet you-- all of you. We want to be able to provide an experience with gear that we own ourselves and with a vehicle that is completely up to code.
We have gear. We have the vehicle. Now we are asking for $3,000.00 to finish outfitting the truck we've lovingly named the CatMobile.
$3,000.00 does not cover everything that we need (actually, not even close). But, it is a small starting point to cover the basics and set us up for success on our journey to become completely self-sufficient.
Your money will be put into the following:
1. Water filtration system - Water filtration and reservoir tanks will be mounted underneath the truck, allowing us to separate our clean from our gray water (pretty important, right?).
2. Upgrades to The Cat Mobile - This includes installing a 3-drop sink and hand wash station within the truck itself, the installation of the water filtration system, and coffee machine installation (ie. espresso, kettles, grinders, etc.).
If we exceed our goal of $3.000:
This is purely conditional on the success of this Kickstarter. BlackCat does not own an espresso machine: the cornerstone of any successful coffee shop. If we are able to exceed the $3,000.00 mark, the proceeds will then go towards purchasing an espresso machine and fast-tracking BlackCat's completion of building-out a fully operational, mobile coffee truck.
We can't thank you enough for joining us on this journey. For sharing our story, for your heart for helping others, and for your desire to see a love for motorcycles, coffee, clothing, art, and people intersect.
SPREAD THE WORD
Whether you believe in the mission behind BlackCat, are an obligated friend or family member (hi, Mom), or want to help us get out into the community more so we can all hang out, we've made it easy for you to share this project with others online. You can copy & paste one (or all) of these messages to Twitter + Facebook right now:
Help #BlackCatGoMobile! My friends @BlackCatMoto1 need a little boost finishing their coffee truck, so they can sell more coffee & help #OrangeCounty's homeless. http://kck.st/2FpjfR6
Help @BlackCatMoto1 finish their coffee truck so they can sell more coffee & help #OrangeCounty's homeless. Plus, get some sweet limited edition gear. No losing here: http://kck.st/2FpjfR6 #BlackCatGoMobile
Have you seen the limited edition gear + rewards when you help #BlackCatGoMobile? I've always wanted to name my own #coffee roast. http://kck.st/2FpjfR6
Risks and challenges
Every project comes with its own unique risks and challenges. We have faced many. We understand that just because we have the money does not mean that we will be successful.
Every challenge that we have faced, we have faced head-on. We understand failure, but we also understand perseverance.
Our biggest challenge is purely logistical. It's a paperwork challenge: Receiving the seal of approval through the county in which we submit our plans. Right now, we are looking at Orange County as being our largest location of operation.
We are willing to do the work. We know there is a lot. There will always be a lot of work and we are so excited to do all of it.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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