Burial Grounds Coffee Collective/Todai Yoga

Beloved friends, family and community, we, the staff of Burial Grounds Coffee in Olympia, WA,  are proud to announce our imminent transformation into a worker-owned, collectively-run cafe on January 1st 2020. We are also moving to a larger downtown location, on the corner of Capitol and Legion, and need funds to transform the new space into a cozy coffee nook. 

For 10 years this weird little shop has served as a central hub of the Olympia community, acting as safer home base for fellow misfits to relax, study, socialize, and organize. It is the mission of Burial Grounds to provide a welcoming environment to anyone who walks through the door. We strive to remain a safe place for those looking to indulge in a hand crafted coffee house beverage or a simple cup of joe. We focus on warm customer service, mutual respect and a community mentality. It is our hope to keep this place alive and thriving, to expand our role as a community meeting space and creative venue, and to add to the rapidly growing number of worker-owned and operated businesses in the South Sound. 

While we feel confident in our abilities to meet the challenges of running the business collectively, our greatest hurdles lie in the initial startup fees/licensing and transition costs. 

We are also excited to announce that Burial Grounds will be sharing our space with Todai Yoga and Rogue Tea, the projects of a former BG Barista and the longtime brewer of our delicious house chai. Rogue Tea will offer wholesale tea, as well as educational tea tastings and ceremonies. Todai Yoga is a studio with a focus on community outreach and accessibility, potentially offering laundry services should it prove feasible.


How can you help bring the vision to life? At this time, donating funds is the most immediately helpful thing you can do. However, donations of time, tools, skills, and building materials will soon be important as well [the build out of the new shop is currently scheduled to begin December 1st].  Keep an eye out for events and fundraisers in the coming months!

We are currently working on a reward system for our community backers and will post updates once that is finalized. Be sure make your contact info available to us so that we can get you your backing rewards (even if you donate before the rewards list is posted).

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • $70 
    • 1 d
  • Renata Rollins 
    • $27 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $300 
    • 6 d
  • Julia Metzker 
    • $100 
    • 25 d
  • Melissa Hammond 
    • $300 
    • 27 d
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Organizer and beneficiary

Burial Grounds 
Olympia, WA
Corey Doerscher 
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