Finished 25 / 01 / 2013
Funded!
Received
€ 5.305
Minimum
€ 5.200
Optimum
€ 7.200
153 Co-financiers
Contributing € 5
Full breakfast for two
Delicious full breakfast for you and for the person you choose (doesn’t matter if you met him/her last night) + your name in the acknowledgements list on our webpage (aka a hug + a pat on the back)
> 12 Co-financiers
Contributing € 10
A 4 full-breakfast voucher
You get a voucher for 4 full individual breakfasts. That includes a cappuccino prepared by our pro barista, a natural freshly made orange juice and a toast with organic marmalade or a recently baked French butter-croissant (the real one) + acknowledgement on our webpage
> 45 Co-financiers
Contributing € 15
A 4 full-breakfast voucher and a pack of coffee
A voucher for 4 full individual breakfasts consists of one cappuccino prepared by our pro barista, a natural freshly made orange juice and a toast with organic marmalade or a recently baked French butter- croissant (the real one) + you get a pack of coffee (whole bean or ground coffee) depending on the coffee machine you have…so that you could enjoy our coffee at your home (shipping is included) + acknowledgements on our webpage
> 28 Co-financiers
Contributing € 25
A pack of our coffee blend and an 8 full-breakfast voucher (or a cycling cap)
Be attentive, because now comes the best: in addition to the coffee bag of 250 gr, you will be entitled to either breakfasts or to an exclusive La Bicicleta cycling cap. You can choose between: (A) an 8 full-breakfast voucher + a pack of 250 gr of coffee (shipping included) or option (B, if Madrid is not your city) La Bicicleta Café cycling cap + pack of 250gr of coffee (shipping included) + Acknowledgements on our home page in both cases, of course :)
> 23 Co-financiers
Contributing € 30
Lucky Basterds Exclusive-design cycling cap
One of the handcrafting workshops related to the nation-wide urban cycling scene is involved in the project and makes it possible to offer you some cycling caps produced in collaboration with La Bicicleta exclusively for the occasion. Made using raw material, produced locally, and as always masterly sewn up.
> 07 Co-financiers
Contributing € 35
Lucky Basterds straps
Urban fixie riders, we have a few pairs of LB pedal straps deliberately designed for our project. They are probably the most resistant and the most practical of those produced in our country. Available in the same colors as the caps, in case you fancy combining them :)
> 00 Co-financiers
Contributing € 40
Dale Pedales bicycle baskets
A perfect accessory for your city bike is a hand-made wicker basket polished off with a water-proof cover made of military fabric. Everything locally made.
> 00 Co-financiers
Contributing € 45
Dale Pedales fanny pack
Special edition designed and sewn in an absolutely artisanal way with the finest leather on the national market; created for carrying the basic stuff. Dyed using solely plant pigments. Local creation.
> 01 Co-financiers
Contributing € 50
Brunch for two or 6 packs of our coffee blend. Plus we will be more than happy to see you at our opening party
Yes, you heard it right, the magic “Brunch for two”. That is what you get with your donation and on top of that, you will be invited to our official opening party party. So, (A) Brunch for two + cycling cap + invitation to the inauguration party or (B, if Madrid doesn´t work for you) the special cycling cap + 6 packs of coffee of 250 gr (shipping included) + the invitation to the inauguration party + acknowledgements on our home page, in both cases :)
> 11 Co-financiers
Contributing € 100
Brunch for two once a month during the period of half year or ground coffee at home during the same period of time. All that in addition to the invitation to our official opening party :)
Once again: (A) 6 double brunches + double invitation to the party + acknowledgements on our home page or (B, if you are not in Madrid) coffee at home for the time of half year (12 packs of 250 gr of coffee with shipping included) + La Bicicleta Café Cycling cap + a double invitation to the inauguration party + Acknowledgements on our home page
> 08 Co-financiers
Contributing € 250
Brunch for two once a month during the period of one year or ground coffee delivered to your home during the same period of time. And you cannot miss the inauguration party!
So: (A) 12 double Brunches + double invitation to the inauguration party + Acknowledgements on out home page or (B, if Madrid doesn´t work for you) coffee at home for the time of half year (24 packs of 250 gr of coffee with shipping included) + La Bicicleta Café Cycling cap + a double invitation to the inauguration party + Acknowledgements on our home page
> 02 Co-financiers
Contributing € 260
An opportunity to use our event hall/room for one evening; catering is included :)
If you represent a company and you want to contribute to this cause, making this donation will bring you the chance to use our event room during one evening to organize whatever you wish. The offer includes drink catering (a bear barrel and soft-drinks) and snacks for your guests + double invitation to the inauguration party + acknowledgements on our home page
> 02 Co-financiers

About this project

Creating a place for bicycle lovers. A place to have a great cup of coffee. A place to discover new artists.

Needs

Material Minimum Optimum
Máquina de café
La máquina de café a la que aspiramos es una de las mejores del mercado y necesitamos financiación para ella.
€ 5.200 € 5.200
Molinillos de café
Los molinillos son una parte imprescindible para que el punto de molienda sea el exacto en cada extracción.
€ 2.000
Necessary
Supplemental

General information

What you are probably thinking right now is “what the hell are these two doing starting up a café with what’s going on in the economy?” The situation is not easy and nor is the government very supportive in launching projects made by young people that want to jump-start a small business. But that’s what we´ve got. It has been the willingness and the motivation to keep on with the project we truly believe in that made us leave aside all the obstacles. And believe us, there have been plenty of.

But we don´t want to use this platform for complaining and for overwhelming you with our worries. What we want you to know is that we have been working for more than one year and a half on the project of our lives, devoting all our resources to building our dream: a cycling café & workplace in the center of Madrid. And the truth be told, we never thought it would take so much time and economical effort.

However, another true thing is that neither could we dream of the day when we would be here, in your screens, presenting this project that will see the light in only a couple of weeks and asking a small contribution so that, with the help of all of you, we managed to start up something that we hope you enjoy as much (or more) as we do.

And now, down to business:

La Bicicleta Café & Workplace (www.labicicletacafe.com/) originates in the passion for bicycles, art and coffee in equal parts. And from there comes our intention to be a place with personality, concept and soul.

We want to be a meeting point for cycling enthusiasts, for the lovers of good coffee and a place with a cozy atmosphere that´s perfect as much for reading as for studying or working on your laptop. And, of course, for grabbing a drink with your friends.

Main features

Cycling Café?

One of the goals that excites us the most is becoming a meeting point for people with affection for bicycles. If you are one of them, you will definitely enjoy the opportunity to pump up your tires, to fix a flat tube or to use the tools available in the DIY bike corner. In our shelves you will find bicycle-related literature and will be invited to attend various events, workshops and lectures.

And, needless to say, you will be able to take a delicious coffee prepared by an expert barista.

Workplace?

More and more people choose to use the most diverse areas as workplace outside an office or a house. For them we want to have a set of services that adapt to their needs. Beyond the free Wi-Fi (naturally) we are talking about having accessible plugs, chargers, lockable drawers that will allow you to move around the place not worrying about leaving your computer unattended… small, but important details.

Art gallery?

Urban art, graffiti and street art were our inevitable companions while growing up and we have witnessed its evolution since our very childhood. Our professional profile is closely related to the world of graphic design and illustration. Therefore, we want to offer a place for exhibiting and displaying works of various artists representing different fields and forms of artistic expression. However, we will pay special attention to everything closely related to the world of cycling and urban culture.

Why this is important

We address all of those having awareness, interest and curiosity in our favorite topics: coffee, bicycles and urban art and illustration.

And certainly all of those in search for a cozy, high-quality place in Madrid, to come over alone or with company.

Goals of the crowdfunding campaign

We expect to set aside the money collected via crowdfunding for the coffee machine and for the grinder. We aspire to have La Marzocco GB5 coffee maker together with the Mazzer Super Jolly grinder, one of the best combinations on the market right now.

In order for you to enjoy one of the best coffees in Madrid, not only is good raw material (and we have that) or a good training (as we have that) needed, but also the main work tool, which is indispensable for the preparation of always-perfect cups of coffee.

Team and experience

We are two partners, very much linked to the world of urban bicycle (that is our means of transport around the city); we are coffee lovers holding a barista certificate and having an unquenchable thirst for learning new things from this fascinating world.

In future, there will be more people to support and work with us; to them we will transmit our vision and passion for doing things well.