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COPA: The nation's first farm to table Cuban restaurant

A project in Durham, NC by COPA

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The heart of COPA's menu will focus on tapas and cocktails inspired by late 19th century recipes from Cuba, using local ingredients.
Backers: 195
Average Pledge Per Backer: $110

Funded: $21,407 of $20,000
Dates: Jan 25th -> Feb 28th (34 days)
Project By: COPA
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Latest News

You did it!

February 27th - via:
Hurray!!! You did it!  We just passed our Kickstarter goal.  Thank you to everyone for giving. We noticed that many of you increased your gifts. Others stepped up generously at the last minute. And others still passed along our campaign and helped... (Read More)

$1,000 and 36 Hours to Go!

February 27th - via:
Dear friends, Thank you and Gracias for your support throughout this campaign! We are fast approaching the finish line! We have just over $1,000 left to raise in about 36 hours. Since this is an all or nothing campaign, people keep asking us if we... (Read More)

Let’s get cookin’ (soon)

February 24th - via:
We have received our super special Rational combination ovens! These babies are Roberto’s pride and joy... and they’re workhorses too. They can be programmed with this former-scientist’s “protocols” (aka recipes) for consistent, precise... (Read More)

Less than $5,000 to reach our goal

February 21st - via:
Dear Friends, Today marks the 1 week deadline until the end of our Kickstarter campaign... and we have just under $5,000 to raise. This is all or nothing, so we’ll only receive the funds if we meet our goal 100%. Thank you to all of you who have... (Read More)

Saying Goodbye and Looking Ahead

February 19th - via:
Dear Friends, Yesterday we served our last meal at Old Havana in preparation for opening COPA. We have been moved by how many of our dear friends and faithful guests came out to show their support. We also hit 72% yesterday with our Kickstarter goal.... (Read More)

65% and an update on Old Havana

February 17th - via:
Dear friends, Thank you!! We have reached 65% of our goal and have 11 days left in the campaign. Since we only receive the funds if we reach 100%, we’re counting on you to help us continue spreading the word. This Sunday, February 18 will be our... (Read More)

Old Havana Sandwich Shop's Last Day Is Sunday. New Restaurant COPA To Open Down Main Street By Mid-March

February 13th - via:
[DURHM, NC] - We aren't quite ready to say goodbye to Old Havana yet, but it's become clear to us that we need to focus all of our energies on COPA right now so we can welcome our guests as soon as possible to the new space." - Roberto Copa Matos (Read More)

What happened to 50%? Take a seat

February 8th - via:
Earlier this week we were watching our total, waiting to make a big announcement about hitting 50% of our goal. But we never had that opportunity. You all were so generous that we sailed past that goal in an instant. Today we’re at a comfortable... (Read More)

Pilgrims weep no more

February 5th - via:
Thank you all for your incredible support to date. Over the weekend, we hit 47% and are inching ever closer to the all-important half-way mark. We sold out of the Pilgrim's Treat reward option—a traditional Spanish almond cake that is gluten-free,... (Read More)

A test fit... and approaching 50%

February 2nd - via:
Dear friends, We are at about 40% of our fundraising goal. The critical 50% threshold is in site! Thank you so much for all your support. Please help us continue spreading the word by sharing this link:... (Read More)

Heritage Cuban Tile

January 31st - via:
We’re so excited about the handmade Cuban heritage tile that is going into the entrance at COPA! This cement tile was first made in the 19th century, and its presence seems fitting in a space that is wanting to bring back 19th century Cuban dishes.... (Read More)

Stained Glass Window and 25%

January 30th - via:
We reached 25% on Sunday, within 48 hours of beginning our campaign. Thank you!In celebration, we want to share with you a glimpse of the beauty you're making happen. We couldn't bring our beautiful storefront windows with us from Old Havana, so we... (Read More)

Wow! You've already taken us to 20%

January 28th - via:
Dear friends, Last night, we passed 20% of our fundraising goal—just 48 hours into the campaign! Thank you SO MUCH for your generous gifts and support. It has been exciting, encouraging, and humbling to recognize the names of so many of you, our... (Read More)

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