Creative Coffee & Supply

Small batch coffee roaster
Pittsburgh, 
PA
Investment type:
Loan
(Interest bearing)
Target raise:
$10,000
 - $11,000
Minimum investment:​
100
End date:
Dec 14, 2019
ended
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Creative Coffee an artisan small batch coffee roaster in Downtown Pittsburgh. We are in the process of transforming our space into the kind of place where magical moments happen: where a local artist can sell his first piece; where a couple meets for the first time; where a young architect drafts her first skyscraper. Creative Coffee will be the space that catalyzes life-changing experiences and we invite the community to join us.Our vision includes coffee education, beautiful spaces, intentional roasting and sourcing, and community events. We are forward-facing and we intend bring everyone with us. While we hope to expand as far and wide as possible, Pittsburgh always be the home base no matter what happens or where we go.
Our Story

About Creative Coffee & SupplyThe Creative Coffee experience begins and ends with intentionality. We are intentional with the coffees from seed to cup, and we are working towards creating a culture that allows people to live at their full potential and move the future of humanity. Our customers include anyone who lives and/or works in Downtown Pittsburgh, as well as anyone who enjoys good coffee at home. In addition to our brick-and-mortar, we have plans to roll out a retail and wholesale program to different cafes and shops around Pittsburgh.Back in college, I was incredibly interested in roasting coffee because I loved drinking it. I bought green beans from a wholesale company here in Pittsburgh and actually decided to roast it in my oven. I thought it was a great idea. It was not. Roasting coffee, I learned, produces so much smoke that it spills out from the roaster and it like burnt popcorn. My house smelled like old movie theater popcorn for a week. My parents were not happy. But when I had tried the coffee, it actually was very good. So I decided to invest in a small residential tabletop roaster to continue this newfound hobby. Once I was doing it more consistently, I started giving it out to my friends and family to try. Since they also enjoyed it, I decided to take it to market and start serving my coffees at different events around Pittsburgh. It was getting some good traction and I had a lot of good feedback. After a few years of doing this, I knew I wanted to open a shop here in Pittsburgh. I reached out to my friends that own Crazy Mocha and asked if I could just pick their brain on how and what I would need to open a shop. They came back and said that they actually wanted to let go of their location on Smithfield Street. Three weeks later I took over this location and started transforming it into the home of Creative Coffee & Supply.