Meet Jack Umba, a kind-hearted, ambitious, and hard-working coffee shop owner of Jack’s Place (Cafe Jess) in Claremont. He needs help from the Mother City to make his dreams of owning a coffee van a reality.
Jack’s warm and friendly personality is what got his business this far and why his customers are so loyal, returning week after week. Not only does Jack make delicious coffee and pancakes, but he also is a part of the Harlyn community watch and does regular patrols in the area.
The reason for the Backabuddy campaign is to raise funds that will enable Jack to expand his business by purchasing a mobile coffee van, so that he is able to deliver his delicious coffees far and wide, as well as make a name for himself at markets, selling coffee at schools in the Southern Suburbs, and at pop-up markets and functions in Cape Town.
Jack has had a tough 2 years financially, and doesn’t have the funds to buy the van himself.
Jack currently does his coffee deliveries to customers in the Claremont and Harfield area on his bicycle. The campaign aims to raise R80,000 which will cover the cost of the coffee van, a fridge, a coffee machine as well as modifications to get the van on the road.
Any additional funds will be used to install wifi into his coffee shop as well as upgrade the seating area with couches and tables. Please support Jack, let’s get his coffee on the move! If you would like to donate, click here.