Bar Centrale in Luzern

The bar for the best, real, Italian espresso.

Gastro Centrale GmbH
Gastro Centrale GmbH Basel, CH

Project Overview

A crowdfunding for a bar? No kidding? Yes! Because it needs us: do you miss the real Italian bar in Lucerne like we do, as it exists in every Italian city? The bar where they serve the best (we really mean that as a superlative) coffee? Real Espressi and Cappuccini like in bella Italia? Served standing at the bar: strong, powerful and good. Then help us to buy the best coffee machine. For the best espresso ever.

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18%
5.535 CHF
of 30.000 CHF
17
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of 65 days left
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Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale in Luzern

Funding goals

  1. Stage 1:

    5.000 CHF

    100% funded

    We don't sell just any coffee, but blends as they are used in Italy by a small roasting company from Ticino. Since espressos require different blends of beans than for example coffee crème, we need different large, professional coffee grinders.
    Stage 1: 5'000 Fr. for coffee grinders and barista accessories.

  2. Stage 2:

    12.500 CHF

    7% funded

    The heart of the Bar Centrale is the Slim Jim coffee machine by Kees van der Westen. Tom has already worked with many coffee machines and is sure that this machine meets all requirements.
    Stage 2: 12'500 Fr., half of the machine is financed.

  3. Stage 3:

    25.000 CHF

    0% funded

    Stage 3: 25'000 Fr.: the whole machine is financed.

  4. Finish Stage:

    30.000 CHF

    0% funded

    Target amount: 30'000 Fr.: the mills and the whole machine is financed

We are lucky to be able to rent the area in the entrance in the middle of Lucerne, at Hertensteinstrasse 50 - in the new shopping centre that will open at the end of March 2020. But to get started, we still need the heart of every Italian bar: the coffee machine.

So that we can brew the best coffee ( in other words: the superlative), we also need the best coffee maker. The Mustang among the coffee machines is the Slim Jim from Kees van der Westen.
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale in Luzern
"The most beautiful machine isn't worth much unless it has
years the hard everyday life of a busy café", so the
Motto by Kees van der Westen. This claim characterises his work until
today. Kees van der Westen began his career as a young
industrial design student - with the declared aim of making the Italians
show how to build perfect espresso machines. The
almost exclusively on proprietary developments and pure
Handicrafts that come from their own country. The special mixture of
High-tech and retro design makes the espresso sculptures from the small town of Waalre an unforgettable experience.
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale, this is Sezai and Tom. Both work in marketing,
but have always had a passion for food and gastronomy. Sezai
besides his work in marketing, owns with Oil & Vinegar the stores
with branches in Basel, Berne, Spreitenbach and Vevey, which produce the finest oils,
Vinegar and Mediterranean delicacies sold. Tom is an advertiser,
gastronomy columnist and has already successfully completed three gastronomy projects. Tom is also a trained barista, brewmaster and roaster and has already participated in various coffee championships participated. Together they want to bring the Italian way of enjoying life to Lucerne.
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale in Luzern
More gastronomy? Isn't it already too much? These are all
reasonable questions, which we have also asked ourselves. However, we are convinced that the location on one of Lucerne's busiest streets and the focus on a narrow product range are the key success factors. We were able to negotiate an advantageous contract with the owners of the property with a contract period of 5 years and an option for a further 5 years.
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Bar Centrale in Luzern
Gastro Centrale GmbH
Gastro Centrale GmbH
Basel, CH

Bar Centrale this is Sezai and Tom. We both work in marketing but have always had a passion for food and gastronomy. Together we want to bring the Italian way of life to Lucerne.

Tom Wiederkehr
Tom Wiederkehr
Basel, CH
Inhaber und Partner

I have been addicted to coffee and gastronomy for a few years now. As a columnist for various daily newspapers and magazines I am an ambassador for enjoyment and joie de vivre. As an advertiser and concept developer I stand for new ideas.

Sezai Taskin
Sezai Taskin
Muttenz, CH
Owner and partner

I have always had a passion for food and gastronomy and besides my work in marketing, I own Oil & Vinegar with the stores in Basel, Bern, Spreitenbach and Vevey, which sell the finest oils, vinegars and Mediterranean delicacies.

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