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CAFÉ X: By Any Beans Necessary

$2,840 of $14,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 5 months
Created June 18, 2018
Café X is a worker-owned coffee shop and co-op that will enrich our member-owners, pass on communal wealth and knowledge, and provide welcoming space to organize and learn from one another. With your help, we will become a permanent venue for coffee, community-based events and local educational support for community members. We want to work with people who are willing and able to share expertise and increase equalization of knowledge in the community. The relationships between us are equitable and cooperative.

After a cost analysis, we have determined that it would take over $26,000 to get up and running for the first three months. This would cover our daily operating costs, equipment, supplies, and labor. Through our earlier efforts we were able to secure funding to cover some of our start up expenses. With more support from backers like you, we will be able to open up our doors to the community this fall.

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We will place our values front in center in everything we do.

Our core values are:


Authenticity Always

Quality through Care

Connected Community

Creative Collaboration

Integrity from the Root


These values will be the epicenter of the work as we create ripples that will turn into waves among our community.

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We are a venue that goes beyond the high-volume commercialized coffee consumption that is currently the only option in Encanto for those who want to consume coffee. We aim to revitalize a tradition of community-owned gathering venues that have been displaced by corporate-driven redevelopment initiatives.

The collective community can provide goods and services corporate cannot. These goods and services are points of connection and include branded, personally sourced brands of coffee, a library, locally produced merchandise, locally sourced foodstuffs and educational, cultural and creative programs with our nonprofit partners. The possibilities are endless.

Café X is open to collaboration with cooperative members and partners in the community as well as community participation in the form of an advisory board, employment opportunities, and vendor opportunities. We want to break ground with a complete build-out of The Community Spot at 6443 Imperial Avenue in Fall/Winter of this year.

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A coffee shop is not a new idea. Nor is a bookstore or library. With your help, we can make their mark... by any beans necessary.

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On the first Saturday of September 2018, we connected with our community by opening up the doors to The Community Spot and held the Café X soft launch. Thanks to contributions from some of our potential partners like Daymar Coffee and Mostra Coffee, we brought quality caffeine to people that are interested in better options and offerings in Southeast San Diego. Another local business, SWEETstruck Desserts provided incredible bites for our folx go enjoy. We purchased delicious teas from Cafe Virtuoso for our non-coffee drinkers.

One of our five values is to be a part of a connected community. Thanks to those that came to partake in our humble little tasting, we received valuable feedback about how Café X should continue to grow and build with the community - both physically (our space) and in practice (our work). People imagined how a space that we will cultivate and curate with each other could look like and feel like. From desires as simple as WiFi to more intricate concepts like transformative justice circles, we encouraged everyone to dream big with us as they shared their ideas.

Read more about our soft-launch on our blog: https://www.byanybeans.org/blog/2018/9/9/just-a-little-taste
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Buy your first cup of coffee with us today! You can pre-purchase your first Café X cup (black coffee or an americano) with us today if you donate at least $5.

Your contribution will enable us to reach our next fundraising goal to get our San Diego County permit to operate legally in the county. The fee is $516. When we sell 103 cups, we’ll be one step closer to creating our sacred space.

Buy that first CAFÉ X cup today... by any beans necessary.
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We are SO thankful to the people who were able to help us reach this first milestone. Let's see if we can achieve the next together!

We're looking to build out the rest of Café X and make sure we're able to pass county standards for permitting. Will you share with our effort with others, so we can pay for the plans and the permitting?
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UPDATE! Great news everyone. We found a canopy for our coffee cart at a heavily discounted rate. With the donations we've received so far, we're able to cover over half of the costs, but we still need almost $690 to 'cover' it.

Can you help? Spread the word and help us get to this next milestone.
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Raised by 60 people in 5 months
Created June 18, 2018
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