“We want to give everyone the best experience possible, from serving delicious drinks and pastries, to providing an atmosphere that feels relaxed, welcoming, and friendly,” says Jevonna Morris, co-owner of Columbus’ first queer owned coffee truck, The Galaxy Coffee. Morris and co-owner Kels Wilson launched a GoFundMe to help cover the costs of a quieter generator.
Their coffee equipment draws a lot of electricity and while other food trucks can sometimes get by with propane, the needs for The Galaxy Coffee are currently powered by a very loud generator.
“It means we often have to yell, or ask our customers to yell, in order to hear each other over the sound of the generator,” says Morris in the GoFundMe ask. “That level of noise is unfortunately unsustainable – for our customers, for ourselves, and for our whole community.”
After researching multiple fixes for the noise issue, the pair decided that investing in two Honda Ultra Quiet Inverter Generators is the way toward a quieter future, reducing their noise level by 75%! If you haven’t been to The Galaxy Coffee yet, take a listen to their video on GoFundMe to hear the difference.
They hope to raise $9,000 to cover this expense and in addition to the GoFundMe, they are taking donations at their truck, and on their website.
For more information, and to make a donation to help a small business grow, visit https://gofund.me.