Hi, we are Seth and Rick, the co-founders of Cadence Coffee & Cycle. Both of our stories involve coffee, cycling and small businesses.
Seth grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and moved to Milwaukee after marrying his wife Anna. He left a corporate job with Target Stores to pursue a passion for local small businesses. His love for coffee started in college and grew as he managed the Starbucks in his Target store.
Rick grew up in Milwaukee and entered the local coffee and cycling scene after acquiring a job at Colectivo Coffee. Through his friends, he got into cycling as a means of daily commuting and a way of life. After getting more involved in the Milwaukee coffee community, he found friends, learned new techniques, and accumulated the tools to help create a personal appreciation for the art of coffee. Through this experience, he wants to progress the specialty coffee standards and traditions in the Milwaukee area.
Cadence Coffee & Cycle’s mission is to brew the most authentic coffee drinks with no added sugar or syrups and to provide quick bicycle services to the local Milwaukee community.
Every day, more and more people are becoming specialty coffee drinkers that expect a high standard of roast and preparation. Our brand appeals to the health conscious, environmentally aware, and cyclist consumers living in the local area.
We are partnering with Third Coast Bike Works and the Wisconsin Bike Fed. Both of these businesses are going to be located in the same building as our coffee shop and will offer bike services for our customers. We will also be selling coffee at local farmers markets, events and high traffic areas with our custom made trikes.
This loan will help us build our coffee preparation space and buy inventory for Cadence Coffee and Cycle.
$6,000 will buy barista bar area
$2,000 will buy initial inventory
$2,000 will secure our lease agreement
*** Perks for Lenders: ***
Thanks for supporting our loan! We would like to offer all our lenders a PERK for supporting us. Everyone who loans will receive a free coffee or espresso drink at our shop when we are fully funded. Please see the Conversations tab for more details.