We’ve spent a lot of time covering Bookish Coffee here at We Denton Do It. Back in the day, we interviewed previous owner Brian Daskam about Bookish and their late-bicycle delivery service (RIP, awesome idea). A year or two later, we also we did a behind-the-scenes video with the then-new owner, Clay Rozell, about how their beans go from green to brown and eventually end up in your cup. Bookish was busy even then, and this was before their coffee was sold at The Cupboard, Natural Grocers, Denton Square Donuts, UNT, and all of the other lovely places in town you can purchase Bookish Coffee. Clay and his cohort, Wade Matheny, are in need of a new roaster and they’ve turned to you (via Kickstarter) to help. They're looking to purchase something that can handle larger roasting sizes to help their business accomodate for their recent growth (get that checked, Wade).
In a city where we see lots of local business fail each and every year, it’s nice to see one that’s having problems due to their success. At this time, Bookish has a little over a week left to receive the $13,500 in pledges (down from $30,000) that they need in order to be successful. This is normally the make-it-or-break-it point for most crowdfunding projects. The people who were excited to donate have already done so and the rest of the donations will either have to come from people who are holding out to donate or have just heard about the project. Maybe you or one of your friends is one of said people. So, if you haven’t already donated, do so before next Saturday. $50 gets you a Bookish Coffee mug, too! You can put it next to your Armadillo Ale Works beer glass.
Speaking of beer, while a lot of our local brewing talking time gets devoted to our pals at Armadillo Ale Works, just down the road there’s another couple of dudes hoping to get a brewery up off the ground. In the middle of Justin, TX (yes, that Justin, TX) Matt Morriss, Tom Anderson and Laron Cheek of Rabbit Hole Brewing are trying to convert an office space and parking lot into a tasting room and biergarten, respectively. They’re started with a goal of $12,000 and have already received over $8,000 of that goal with a little over a week left. While the space might not look like much, the crew has big plans and a strangely awesome (in a b-movie kind of way) video to accompany the project. Plus, it’ll give you more to do in Justin than just buying a pair of boots or getting lost.
And lastly, on the more serious side of things, Giovanna Salas of Crazy Dreamer Productions, is looking for $7,000 to get her documentary about wild horses into the saddle. The crew has already been hard at work filming their non-biased documentary about what place wild horses (or the legends, thereof) have in a modern society, but are looking for additional funding to help with location fees, equipment rentals and festival entry fees. Sounds like this thing is getting made even if you hate horses. While there was plenty of room for Salas to make a “They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?” joke, sadly, they did not. Take that into account before you decide whether or not to donate.