We have nearly 1000 supporters for Seattle Meowtropolitan Cat Cafe on Facebook. We love all of you who are supporting us, so we want to give away some shirts! These limited-edition shirts feature our first (now retired) logo on the front. On the back is the phrase “From Start ‘Til Meow” to show that you were with us from the very beginning.
Thank you all endlessly for your support in getting Seattle’s first cat cafe open. Here’s how you can score a shirt.
Step one: Like us on Facebook (if, for some reason you haven’t done that yet).
Step two: Share the Giveaway picture.
Step three: Make a comment on the Giveaway picture.
The first cat cafe in Seattle has found its official coffee roaster. After shopping around, we decided that Herkimer Coffee’s high quality standards and unique passion for coffee are a right fit for us. We visited their Phinney Ridge location, and they showed us their roasting area and let us try some of their delicious coffee.
From the start, we knew we’d want to get our coffee from a local roaster. What drew our attention especially was their enthusiasm about coffee. These guys are the real deal. They had many stories to share about their experiences in the industry and the places in the world, from South America to the Middle East, that coffee had brought them. Each of their coffees has an interesting story behind it, and that’s exactly the kind of coffee that we want.
We’re so glad to announce each step we take to bring the whole cat cafe experience together. Finding a great local roaster is a huge step for Seattle Meowtropolitan. As always, we’ll be updating you all on our cat cafe journey!
We are lucky that many Seattleites want a cat café as much as we do. With our limited resources, we knew that it would be hard to get this cat café project rolling with our small team of three people.
But we’re not only three people now. There have been many others who have been contributing to Seattle Meowtropolitan. Our friends and acquaintances have been such valuable resources for helping us along every step of the way. Aside from those who are constantly giving us ideas on the café, sharing their cat pictures, and helping us get word out about the cat café, there are those who have helped us get key tasks completed.
Our logo was created by our graphic designer friends, Amy and Annie. They pour hours into getting the art direction right to match the atmosphere we want to create in and around the cat café. The art they have created have gone and will go on our posters, shirts, mugs, and other merchandise. The preliminary mock-ups of the physical café space and interior design ideas were created by an architect friend. We just shot our Kickstarter video with the immense contributions of animators and videographers. We thank everyone who is offering their time to make Seattle Meowtropolitan a reality.
This week, we met our very first volunteers who are tasked with distributing fliers and putting them up around Seattle. Our volunteers are awesome, and it is incredibly uplifting to see the participation of cat-lovers who we did not know before. Our gratitude will be expressed through coffee. And cat-time. And more.
Seattle Meowtropolitan is becoming the community effort we had envisioned from the start. We want to create not only Seattle’s first cat café, but a community of people who love cats and are dedicated to the idea of giving cats loving homes through adoptions. Knowing that there are so many supporters willing to help keeps the stress of such a massive project at bay. A million thanks to everyone.
If you would like to help us in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will welcome you to the project with open arms.