Pine Hills Needs Coffee
Hi – I’m Lucas Pasquill. Most of you know me as the manager of Hudson River Coffee House, or as Anton’s younger brother. Sadly, after nine years of not only serving the best coffee in town, but fostering an incredible community of students, artists and local entrepreneurs, my brother is going to have to close Hudson River Coffee House at the end of May. He was never able to get out from under the debt he accrued after trying to open up a second shop on Delaware Ave.
But Pine Hills is still going to need its morning coffee and bagels, and I want to preserve the welcoming, community-focused spirit of Hudson River Coffee House. I’m raising money to open my own store, inspired by Hudson River Coffee House and in the same neighborhood. After working for years behind the counter at the shop, I’m positive I can make sure everyone in Albany can continue to enjoy the same great coffee and good vibes for years to come.
But as everyone knows, the biggest hurdle to bringing an idea to life is the initial cost, and I’m going to need the help of the Hudson River Coffee community to make it happen. That’s why I’m looking to all of our family, friends and neighbors to pitch in whatever you can to make sure that the spirit of Hudson River Coffee House can live on.
Donate $25 or more
3/4lb Bag of HRCH Coffee + HRCH Sticker
Ships only within the continental United States
Donate $40 or more
Limited Edition T-shirt (Available only to backers)
+3/4lb Bag of HRCH Coffee + Sticker
Donate $75 or more
Limited Edition HRCH Mug (Available only to backers)
+ Limited Edition T-Shirt + Coffee + Sticker
Donate $125 or more - Permanent Backer
Name permanently affixed to the wall of the store to honor backers
+ Limited Edition Mug + Limited Edition T-Shirt + Coffee + Sticker
Donate $150 or more - Double Backer
All of the above, doubled up (two mugs, shirts, stickers, and bags of coffee)
Donate $250 or more - VIP Status
Invitation VIP Launch Party + All of the Above
Wherever I end up, either at the original or a new space, you'll be invited to an exclusive VIP Backer's Launch Party before-hand.
Donate $500 or more - VIP + 1 Year Coffee
All of the above, except instead of 2 bags of coffee we'll ship one 3/4 lb bag of HRCH coffee or 2-3 oz bag of tea to your door every month with additional surprises in every shipment.
Donate $750 or more - VIP + Catering
All of the above, plus I will cater an event for 15-25 people featuring HRCH coffee, tea, and sandwiches. Delivery included within the Capital Region
Donate $1000 or more - VIP + Personal Pop Up
I will come and do a personal Pop Up serving up to 40 people with an espresso machine and all the cappuccinos, lattes, etc. you love! Plus all of the above including the catering to come along with the pop up.
Donate $2,000 or more - VIP + Private Event
Wherever I end up, I will host your private party at the store for a two hour event!! Also all of the above (minus the pop-up, since you'll be in house for that)!
Donate $5,000 or more - Ultimate VIP Status
True ultimate VIP status. We will do all of the above, plus for one year you can come into the store and have any menu item (food or drink) any time of the day, once a day for a year.