Operating expense assistance

Essence Coffee Roasters is experiencing a shortfall in cashflow due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As those of you that know us know, we committed to opening our roasterie and cafe before the pandemic was really here. It was extremely unfortunate timing. With the latest round of restrictions in place in WA state, our business has had a dramatic decline in revenue. As a start-up, we are not financially strong enough to weather this period, without your help. The federal relief programs are not available to us, as our business was established after January 1, 2020. Conventional business loans and lines of credit are also not available, as they require two years in business. So, we're turning to you to beg for help!

Our cash-flow crunch is quite urgent, and funds received from this campaign will be used to pay our employees, purchase much needed inventory, and sustain business operations. Your support is critical to our survival as a small, family owned business, and would mean the world to us!

Our small shop is representative of a life long dream, and it is soul-crushing to see it being threatened by circumstances out of our control.  My wife and I (and our daughter that's on the way) are committed to seeing this thing through, and coming out stronger for it! Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated!

Rod

Donations

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  • Dale Jarvis 
    • $100 
    • 3 d
  • Karen Teig 
    • $100 
    • 18 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo
  • Susan Wintle 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team (2)

Rod Dirks 
Organizer
Raised $605 from 9 donations
Sequim, WA
ETHAN JESSEE 
Team member
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