Coffee cooperative "Black" reported on financial difficulties due to which the project lost two people from the team and was forced to close the coffee subscription. The company announced this on its Facebook.
“Our project is economically inefficient, and therefore over the past three months we have been on the verge of closure several times. And then could follow“ but now everything is fine, we coped with the problems and move on “, but this is not so - we did not ", - comment on the" Black ".
The cooperative notes that in the conditions of the economic crisis they cannot afford to "spend time on something that does not generate income and takes a lot of time and effort." "The subscription from an economic point of view is still very far from effective. Today and on the weekend we will contact all subscribers about the return of money," the message said.
Due to financial difficulties, the cooperative not only loses two employees and closes the coffee subscription, but also stops the work of its “secret” pop-up cafe on Trubnaya. "The test place, which we jokingly called the" secret place of 'Black' “, will not grow into a permanent place, yesterday (Thursday, April 2 - Approx. Ed.) we worked there the last day. So now there’s nowhere to come to us and drink coffee, "writes Black.
However, the participants in the “Black” admit that the crisis is not so much to blame for as the project management system. “One would think that the Crimean is to blame for everything, but to be honest, we are to blame for everything, not the crisis. We built an inefficient business that could exist for a long time only because we did not have wage workers and we didn’t have to pay salaries to anyone but ourselves, "the creators of the cooperative write.
They also clarify that in the near future they will focus on the opening of a new coffee shop. "If by the fall we still don’t reach the necessary indicators, then we will close," they summarize in Black.
Coffee cooperative "Black" appeared in 2013. It was founded by five people. The project took part in the "Restaurant Day", "Lambada markets" and City food markets. In addition, at different times, the cooperative had several pop-up cafes in various city venues, including Atrplay and the Tsiolkovsky bookstore.