Off The Menu: A Community Coffee Space Caffeinates P.O.C in Oakland
Where life can breath a little deeper, the scent of roasted grounds at Hasta Muerte have arrived.
Recently opened for business, this space is like no other in Oakland—a new Latinx-owned collective that raised over $35,000 on Kickstarter has made their new lease on life.
"We are committed to nurturing community while serving the best coffee," their team told us, "[we] offer drinks and snacks and hosting a specialty bookstore, we hope to provide a warm and inclusive atmosphere for friends and neighbors to gather. We believe in non-hierarchical work spaces, quality coffee, and community building." BOOM. Right on time because Oakland itself is seeing new movement with raising voices for people of color.
Thanks to everyone who came out today for our run-through! We had a great time and stayed busy throughout. We’re excited to work on things some more this week to be even more prepared for next Sunday’s 🎡 GRAND OPENING 🎡 Special thanks to our little guests who made the space feel extra special and warm with their singing. Muchísimas gracias para la limpia también. We hope to see you all soon again, and to those who weren’t able to make it today, thank you too for all the support & well wishes! 📸: @azaelgarcia22
Founded by three co-founders, Kari, Loren, & Matt—they're excited to offer a family-friendly spot open in East Oakland. The three have incredible ties to the neighborhood (by opening up other stores, living in the area, or being apart of a larger artist web), so it's exciting to see another humble business rise.
Hasta Muerte will have a selection of books, zines, and merchandise "highlighting the spirit and social fabric that makes Oaktown so radiant," according to its Kickstarter page. "As a collective project, our shop will be owned and run by the workers who make collective decisions, and maintain a non hierarchical kinda work space," they told us, "this model ensures that the workers who own and run the space receive 100% of the profits and our vision stays true."