Much-loved Humbl Coffee is set to open a permanent home in Meanwood

“Our dream is to bring Meanwood a speciality coffee shop with a focus on sustainability, arts and community spirit.”

A lockdown success story is finding a home in Meanwood.

From an up-cycled horse trailer to a coffee shop, Humbl is the UK’s first battery powered mobile coffee shop with a lockdown success story that started off, and continues to be, an entirely self-funded small business.

Located in the heart of Meanwood, a leafy suburb less than three miles from Leeds city centre, the little coffee shop now has big plans to take over one of Meanwood’s shops to open a permanent home.

 Ever-humble, the independent coffee stop is owned by locals Matt and Georgia (and their dog Lou) and after growing their business presence at a host of pop-up events around Leeds over the past year and securing a local spot near Meanwood Park and Seagulls Reuse, the owners are now hoping to give the suburb that has taken in Humbl for the past twelve months, a permanent home in the form of a coffee shop.

From horse box to coffee shop. / Image: Humbl

The couple shared their vision on Crowdfunder at the weekend and are hoping to raise £6000 for coffee-making equipment. With the help of the local community, the aim is to raise enough to purchase a two group coffee machine, so that Humbl can cope with the bigger demand of a coffee shop.

The owners said: “We are excited to announce that we have just got the keys to this amazing local treasure and while we’re well on our way to making our dream a reality we need your help to get us over the finish line!”

Humbl started as a converted horse trailer. / Image: Humbl

The owners shared a message on local community pages earlier this week, offering exciting merchandise, vouchers, invites to their opening and even a black card as part of their fundraising efforts:

“Humbl beginnings! We’re opening a coffee shop in Meanwood! Some very exciting and scary times ahead. We could not have come this far without your amazing support. Our aim is to give Meanwood a speciality coffee shop with a focus on sustainability, arts and community.

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The location of the new Humbl coffee shop. / Image: Humbl

“A space where we can support local artists, projects and fellow small businesses! While we’re well on our way to making our dream a reality we need your help to raise funds to get our small business off to a flying start.

“In return we are offering some fantastic rewards, including limited edition merch, VIP launch party invites and free coffee on us for a whole year. Your contribution, no matter how great or small, would mean the world. We can’t wait to welcome you all! Your Humbl humans, Matt, Georgia and Lou.”

Some of the crowdfunders will receive tote bags as thanks. / Image: Humbl

Every £20 donation will give the donor access to a limited edition birthday blend, 250g bag of beans, limited edition tote and a free coffee upon opening, but the prizes scale all the way up to £1500 donation offerings.

The top offering is one of four ‘Humbl Black Cards’ which will entitle the lucky donor to 50% off any bill sit in or take out forever, as well as a hand written invite to soft launch/opening day and after party with a plus one, a plaque with your name on it in the venue- and a permanent state of gratitude from the business owners.

Whilst renovations take place, Matt will still be “smashing out his famous flats whites” at Humbl’s locally-known spot next to Meanwood Park every Friday – Sunday until the opening of their permanent store, as well as attending plenty of pop-up events around the city too.

The owners pictured on their Facebook post. / Image: Humbl

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To find out more about Humbl coffee, including how you can donate to their Meanwood store, check out their Crowdfunder page.

Feature Image- Humbl Coffee

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