Coffee Cream & Dreams

Every dream begins with a dreamer...

Stephanie
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Project Ends on April 30, 2019

Project Description

 

  • THE EXPERIENCE AND VISION

We are excited to introduce you to Coffee Cream & Dreams Café.  “Every dream begins with a dreamer...”   Working in corporate America over the past 30 years has taught us great lessons.  When opportunities arise, they should not be ignored.  While one of us has given years of her life to Verizon and the other has floated around various law firms throughout the city, we were both thrust upon an opportunity to step away from corporate America.  With this newfound freedom, we found that we both had something in common.  That being a dream to put our blood, sweat and tears into working for ourselves.  Our love for having a hot beverage (coffee or tea) while chatting with friends made our decision to bring you Coffee Cream & Dreams Café a no brainer.  For us it is the experience that one encounters while sitting in a coffee café.  Not only are you having a hot beverage, delicious pastry and great conversations, you are also meeting new people.  There is a strong possibility that the other customers who you talk with are there as often as you.  During other visits, you are seeking some solitude, catching up on some work or taking some time to read your favorite book.  All of these things are what will make Coffee Cream & Dreams not just a café but an experience.  Not to mention the two bright smiles that you will be greeted with when you enter our space.

  • OUR NEIGHBORS

We will be located in the Spring Garden section of Philadelphia on Fairmount Avenue wedged between Center City and the Fairmount neighborhood.  The neighborhood’s most iconic buildings, Divine Lorraine Hotel and The Met-Philadelphia.  Faimount Avenue is also home to shops and eateries and in close proximity to the Art Museum Area.  We are excited to be apart of the neighborhood. 

  • THE HEART & SOUL

Coffee Cream & Dreams will offer La Colombe coffee, espresso drinks, teas, pastries and small bites to our customers.  We will also offer select vegan pastries options for our gluten free customers.  The heart of our café will be the espresso machine.  The La Marzocco Linea is just that machine.  Although there are several options for an espresso machine, this machine is considered a heavy duty workhorse and reliable performer.  This machine occupies many other cafes and roasteries throughout the city.  We are inviting our community of friends and family (near and far) to help us raise funds for the “Heart & Soul” of the café – our espresso machine. 

  • MEET THE DREAMERS

Stephanie Ford.  The coffee lover.  Opening a coffee café’ has been a dream for the many years.  For me, sitting in a coffee shop is not about just having a cup of coffee, it's an experience.  Who doesn’t love a hot fresh cup of coffee? It is not just "a cup of hot fresh coffee..." it is a combination of the coffee, meeting new people and of course the pastries.  As an avid cyclist, and the one responsible for mapping out the routes for groups rides, a coffee shop is guaranteed to be included purposely on the route.  I've been known to have coffee before my 5 am spin classes, this earned me the nick name "Starbucks" from my fellow spin buddies.     

Sonja West.  The tea connoisseur.  It felt like a lifetime of working in a corporate environment.  Long hours, great co-workers and sometimes challenging assignments.  When my years of service enabled me to open the door to retirement, I quickly walked through and closed the door behind me.  I was ready to give my time and energy to working for myself.  Although I'm usually asking for the tea menu while visiting a coffee shop, I also enjoy coffee.  Naturally a "techie" and a vegetarian, I'm looking forward to recipe sharing with customers and chatting about all things techie.  Of course I will be making sure we have some vegan options in our pastry selection as well.   

 

 

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • When are you opening?
    • We are excited and eager to open and share our cafe with each of you.  We're anticipating a late April opening.  
  • When will we receive our incentives?
    • Any of the incentives that require us to be open (discounts, etc.) will be redeemable starting in June.  Most of the "experience" incentives (preview night, etc.) will happen in the weeks prior to opening.  We will be in touch to schedule these incentives.  For actual product incentives (t-shirt, mugs), these will be available in the weeks following the end of the crowdfund campaign.  
  • What will you do if you exceed your fundraising goal?
    • We will be ECSTATIC if we exceed our goal.  We will use the funds to purchase additional equipment need such as an espresso grinder, batch brewer and other needed equipment.  
  • What will you do if you don't reach your goal?
    • If we fail to reach our funding goal, we will consider options for a lower quality machine.  The espresso machine will be the "heart' of the cafe and is a very essential piece of equipment that is needed.  
  • How are you funding your business?
    • We have thus far used start-up funding through a combination of personal investments and sweat equity.  

 

Melody Marks
04/19/2019
Monetary Contribution
$10
Donna Smith
04/10/2019
Monetary Contribution
$5
Kim Ruff
04/10/2019
Monetary Contribution
$10
Susan Isham
04/10/2019
Monetary Contribution
$5
Chiezda Washington
04/10/2019
Monetary Contribution
$10
04/10/2019
Let us promote your business!
$100
Candace Smith
04/10/2019
Let us promote your business!
$100
Brian Kirk
04/09/2019
Coffee Cream & Dreams Fan!
$50
Pamela Walker
04/09/2019
Coffee Cream & Dreams Fan!
$35
04/07/2019
Coffee Cream & Dreams Gift Box
$50
Monetary Contribution

Just Because You Care... Thank you for your contribution for as little or as big as your heart desires.  We appreciate you!  We'll be sure to shout you out on our social media platforms.

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$25
Coffee Cream & Dreams Fan!

Thank you for cheering for us and being our fan!  We appreciate your contribution.  Your name will be listed on all of our social media platforms as well as our website.  

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$50
Coffee Cream & Dreams Gift Box

Thank you for your contribution!  Receive your box filled with coffee, our signature mug and t-shirt with an extra surprise included.  We'll be sure to shout you out on our social media platforms.  

20 Supporters
None available
$100
Let us promote your business!

Thank you for your contribution!  Advertise your business with us and we will share it with our network of customers.  Your logo will be placed on our cups for all to see.  Plus you'll receive our signature Coffee Cream & Dreams mug.  

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$150
Preview Night on location

Thank you for your contribution!  You get an exclusive sneak peak into Coffee Cream & Dreams at the preview night.  Sample coffee, pastries and small bites and our signature blend.  Be the first to taste and help us select our signature pastries.  Plus, your name will be listed on our website and social media platforms as an exclusive contributor.  

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$250
Let's Gather Around

You get to invite some friends to have a small private event for 3 hours on a mutually agreeable date.  We'd love to host you and your friends.   You'll also receive our signature mug and t-shirt.  

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because You Care... Thank you for your contribution for as little or as big as your heart desires.  We appreciate you!  We'll be sure to shout you out on our social media platforms.

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10 Supporters
Contribute
$25
Coffee Cream & Dreams Fan!

Thank you for cheering for us and being our fan!  We appreciate your contribution.  Your name will be listed on all of our social media platforms as well as our website.  

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13 Supporters
Select this reward
$50
Coffee Cream & Dreams Gift Box

Thank you for your contribution!  Receive your box filled with coffee, our signature mug and t-shirt with an extra surprise included.  We'll be sure to shout you out on our social media platforms.  

20 Supporters
None available
$100
Let us promote your business!

Thank you for your contribution!  Advertise your business with us and we will share it with our network of customers.  Your logo will be placed on our cups for all to see.  Plus you'll receive our signature Coffee Cream & Dreams mug.  

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5 Supporters
Select this reward
$150
Preview Night on location

Thank you for your contribution!  You get an exclusive sneak peak into Coffee Cream & Dreams at the preview night.  Sample coffee, pastries and small bites and our signature blend.  Be the first to taste and help us select our signature pastries.  Plus, your name will be listed on our website and social media platforms as an exclusive contributor.  

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
Let's Gather Around

You get to invite some friends to have a small private event for 3 hours on a mutually agreeable date.  We'd love to host you and your friends.   You'll also receive our signature mug and t-shirt.  

8 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward