My name is Csaba, I am 30 years old and together with my girlfriend Raluca started the journey of building our own coffee shop in our hometown. Our project, TheBeanShop, started back in 2017 when we bought a small Piaggio Ape that we transformed in a mobile coffee shop.
Although we enjoyed participating at street food festivals and other events serving our specialty coffee, the time came when we considered that having our own coffee is the step forward that we need. So we found a nice place that we considered perfect and started working on our plan. We finished the "to go" part of our shop and went into business serving people on their way to school or their job.
However, as we later found out, the shop will not be able to support itself only from selling coffee to persons passing by and a small, sit-down area will be required. So after long discussions we decided that we will use whatever leftover money we have and invest further. Unfortunately, because of some unforeseen health events that occurred, with "inches" left, our money was gone and our project is unfinished.
As we speak, in order to finish our plan, we need some last pieces of furniture, a few decorative elements and we are ready to go.It may not seem much but in this point of our lives it is overwhelming for us. Any help will certainly bring us closer to finishing and give us the chance to work further on our project.
Thank you for reading our story.
Csaba and Raluca.