Note about this campaign: this campaign did not reach its minimum lending goal by the deadline of February 28, 2016, so no Squareholder funds will be committed to this loan. You can read more about how our loans work on this page.

We're building out our flagship coffee shop!

After the successful launch of our roastery, we want to move forward and build our flagship coffee shop.

About the campaign

If you want to know who we are, it's quite simple: We call Spokane home. We roast coffee that is ethically-sourced. We invest a portion of our profits into microfinance funds for people living in poverty in the coffee-growing regions of the world. We will provide paid internships to at-risk youth in our coffee shop. And we do this all while providing an exceptional cup served with wonderful hospitality.

We set out to curate the best of our city for this project, we used local carpenters, designers, and dreamers. The funding from this campaign will enable us to build out our space into a fully functioning coffee shop. Picture: handbuilt furniture, hanging bike racks, industrial lighting, comfy couches, local artwork, and a warm fireplace to top it all off.

Local carpenters have sourced beautiful cedar planks from an old dock on Lake Coeur d'Alene, retired after nearly 100 years of use. We would love to see this wood repurposed as the surfaces in our space. We know that the history of our materials will make for great character in our flagship coffee shop. By lending into our campaign, you will be providing the chairs that we will fill with members of our community, all those who will be impacted by this space.

Our dream is ambitious and wild but our plan is achievable and strategic. So far, our journey has been met with remarkable success and we invite you to join us on this adventure. With your help, we will have the resources to complete our flagship coffee shop so you will have a place to share life, stories, and good coffee.

This project will:

  • Provide 10 local jobs
  • 1 - 2 paid internships per quarter
  • Annually serve over 40,000 cups to Spokane
  • And brew countless conversations

What do you say, shall we do something big together?

Check out our story at vesselroasters.com

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About Vessel Coffee Roasters

We want to partner with you. In fact, we hope to invest with you in a movement to fight against poverty in the coffee-growing nations of the world. We are investing 10% of roasted coffee sales into a fund to give continual microfinance loans to people living in poverty. Think about five, ten, fifty families and communities being influenced by the sale of even just one bag of coffee. Woah.

Currently, we are in the midst of building our flagship coffee shop. This will be a place to gather and share stories among neighbors, friends, and family. With it, we are launching a paid internship program for at-risk youth. Our goal is to provide a high quality internship program in order to prepare them for successful employment at any level of establishment in the coffee, food, or hospitality industry. We hope to create a place of community and change.

Vessel Coffee Roasters was established in 2014, and is located in Spokane, WA.

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