Building the Silo: Kickstarting the Cart


"Don't put the cart before the horse," they say.

One time I committed to biking 100 miles over a weekend - before I even owned a bike. My legs felt like Stretch Armstrong for a week.

I just recently purchased an amazing Secret Santa gift... Now I just have to ask my friends if they want to do a Secret Santa this year.

At Silo Coffee + Goods, we don't want to put the cart before the horse. We have a desire to maximize the good that comes as a byproduct of our coffee, and that means we are committed to being good stewards of our resources. We've started selling quality whole bean coffee online prior to opening up a physical, brick-and-mortar location with this commitment in mind. This was our first step (our "horse", if you will), and our next step is quite literally the cart.

Here's our game plan:

Our goal is to open a coffee cart, which will have its home at TechArtista Coworking Center. This cart will allow us to begin serving our directly-traded whole bean coffee to you in person! If you didn't know, that means more money will go toward providing clean water through Solea Water. When you buy a cup of coffee from us, 10% of the profit will go directly toward clean water - so not only will your purchase of Silo beans bolster the economy of these farming communities, but you can help provide clean drinking water to those who go without it. With a coffee cart, we can sell even more coffee, and the physical location will create more opportunities for our mission to spread. So while you can know that purchasing our whole bean coffee will provide good in the world, this will take us to the next level, allowing for good to flow at an even higher rate! 

This is where you come in. Starting on November 30, we're going to be launching our Kickstarter campaign. We want to partner with you to raise $10,000, helping us reach our next goal of opening a physical coffee cart. That evening, please come join us at TechArtista to celebrate the kickoff of our campaign and get a taste of our gourmet coffee! Meet the team and some of our partners, find out more about what we do and why we do it, and enjoy a good time with good people.

One step at a time, from bags online to warm cups in your hands, we want to share our coffee with you. And one step at a time, from seed to cup, we're committed to making good things come of it. This holiday season, join the good things that are gathering at Silo Coffee + Goods.

Join us from 4-7PM at TechArtista, 4818 Washington Blvd, as we kickoff our fundraising campaign.

To learn more about how Silo Coffee + Goods is making good things happen, click here.