Bowling Green native has taken to the web to ask others for help funding his
dream: to open a third-wave coffee shop.
Vollmar and his wife Cassy are hoping to turn an empty BG store into a coffee
has always been really interesting to me," Vollmar said. "It's a community
gathering spot, and that's always been really attractive to me, so I wanted to
get into the coffee world."
a recent college graduate and newlywed, Vollmar can't afford it. And he says
with the economy, banks aren't willing to give him a loan. So he posted a video
on Kickstarter, hoping the community will help him launch Flatlands Coffee.
we get enough funding through Kickstarter and reach our goal of $60,000, that
will be money we can use as collateral to take out the rest of the loan," he
location they chose for their business is right in the heart of downtown
Bowling Green, but it won't be an average coffee shop. Vollmar wants to open a
third-wave shop. Most shops carry coffee that has been graded 80 or above, but
going to be carrying the top of coffee, and so the coffees that you're going to
be trying at our shop are going to be 90-plus, and a lot of times within the
top 3 percent of coffees," he said.
is already brewing coffee 14 different ways, but he considers the industry a
journey and says he is working toward perfection.
aroma of the coffee, the way it tastes – it should be sweet, not bitter," he
said. "That's a common misconception in the coffee customer world, so we want
it to be a pleasant experience."