5 days ago

Most of you know that I create a little milk tea company called Boba Guys. It started out as a popup shop serving out the bar of a ramen restaurant and it didn’t make a lot of money, but it was fun. It’s grown since then. Business has been booming and I’ve been able to hire a few people (there’s 9 of us now and growing!).

Today I’m happy to announce that we are opening a second store in Union Square! Our second store is twice as big as our first store and we’re trying to make an incredible test kitchen/laboratory in the back. The stuff of dreams!

But I need your help. We don’t have any investors and all the money we’ve put into it has been from our own life savings. We know it will work (see store 1) but we don’t have enough cash flow to make it crazy awesome. Our backup plan is to make it medium awesome, but life’s too short for that.

Building this company has been a long time in the making for me. I always thought it would be some whiz-bang get-rich-quick startup I’d build or latch onto, but instead I built Boba Guys. The nights are just as long, but it’s been a rewarding experience meeting so many people who genuinely love what I’m doing here and know how passionate I am about building a company that is worth a damn.

To be totally honest with you, I don’t know how this will all turn out; maybe it will be a bust a few years down the road, maybe sooner. But I wanted to take my shot, and I wanted to do it publicly so that when I’m old I can say that I gave it my best.

So if you have a moment, please take a look at our Kickstarter for Boba Guys Labs. I’ve created some cool rewards too (we never do merch, so now’s your chance!).

How can you help?
A pledge would be nice, but even sharing what we post on our Facebook or posting on your tumblr goes a long way to helping us realize our dreams.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this, supporting me, and hey…never forget your beginner’s spirit.

Boba Guys Labs: A New Way To Experience Boba Milk Tea

2 weeks ago
bobaguys: It’s been almost one year since we opened the doors to our first location. We’ve had our fair share of bumpy roads and heavy criticism. But that’s what made us into who we are today. 
Now, we are proud to present our newest creation. What you see is a drink crafted to perfection, a next-level milk tea engineered to change the world of boba forever with the most epic of boba drinks. Boba Guys is proud to introduce the world’s first $100 boba milk tea.
We call it “The Golden Boba.”

bobaguys: It’s been almost one year since we opened the doors to our first location. We’ve had our fair share of bumpy roads and heavy criticism. But that’s what made us into who we are today. 

Now, we are proud to present our newest creation. What you see is a drink crafted to perfection, a next-level milk tea engineered to change the world of boba forever with the most epic of boba drinks. Boba Guys is proud to introduce the world’s first $100 boba milk tea.

We call it “The Golden Boba.”

2 months ago
bobaguys: We were the first to do it at our old popup shop and now we’re bringing it back at our new Berkeley popup…reintroducing Alcoholic Boba!
Boba Guys Berkeley Popup2502 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley (Telegraph & Dwight)Friday & Saturday: 5pm to 10pm 

bobaguys: We were the first to do it at our old popup shop and now we’re bringing it back at our new Berkeley popup…reintroducing Alcoholic Boba!

Boba Guys Berkeley Popup
2502 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley (Telegraph & Dwight)
Friday & Saturday: 5pm to 10pm 

2 months ago

bobaguysBoba Guys is growing and looking to hire! We are looking to add one more part-time barista to our team. It could be you!

About Us:
We are a food startup that began as a popup shop, grew to our own cafe in the Mission District of San Francisco, and we are expanding even further this year!

What We Stand For:
We’ve built and continue to cultivate a close-knit team and culture that embodies the three things we stand for: Quality, Transparency, and Giving a Damn. To read more about our mission, click here.

What you’ll need to rock in this role:
The work you’ll be doing is fast-paced, fun and team-oriented so a strong work ethic and playing nice with others is required. We also have some of the best, most loyal customers in the world so an upbeat attitude is a must; you’re the face of our company! Cafe experienced preferred but not required.

If this sounds like your cup of tea (sorry we couldn’t resist), head over to our jobs page and follow the instructions to apply.

http://www.bobaguys.com/jobs/

4 months ago
bobaguys: Boba Guys Doge

bobaguys: Boba Guys Doge

4 months ago
bobaguys:
Ichi-go Ichi-e: one chance, one encounter.
The phrase harks directly from Chado—the Zen way of tea. It means when we sit down for tea, alone or with another, all we have is this one, this single chance meeting. It has never existed before. It will never exist again. So let’s be fully present to it. Drinking tea in this manner improves our awareness and leads to more mindfulness in every facet of life.
We are currently offering our own Boba Guys Blend of looseleaf black tea, exclusively at our Mission shop. This is the same great black tea blend that we brew for our original milk tea in our own store, but now you can brew it at home! Just add milk.

bobaguys:

Ichi-go Ichi-e: one chance, one encounter.

The phrase harks directly from Chado—the Zen way of tea. It means when we sit down for tea, alone or with another, all we have is this one, this single chance meeting. It has never existed before. It will never exist again. So let’s be fully present to it. Drinking tea in this manner improves our awareness and leads to more mindfulness in every facet of life.

We are currently offering our own Boba Guys Blend of looseleaf black tea, exclusively at our Mission shop. This is the same great black tea blend that we brew for our original milk tea in our own store, but now you can brew it at home! Just add milk.

5 months ago
Boba Guys has a brand new site: http://bobaguys.com
Follow us on Tumblr: http://bobaguys.tumblr.com

Boba Guys has a brand new site: http://bobaguys.com

Follow us on Tumblr: http://bobaguys.tumblr.com

5 months ago
Some like it hot.
5 months ago
6 months ago

Boba Guys managed to get a tiny shipment of world-famous Sunny Hills pineapple cakes from Taiwan.

Only the freshest and finest ingredients are chosen:

  • Each and every pineapple is carefully selected, hand peeled and cut before being crafted into a luscious homemade paste.
  • Sunny Eggs® from the famous Sunny Eggs Taiwan farm renowned for using classical music to inspire the breeding process.
  • Gourmet baking flour from Japan
  • Pure, natural New Zealand Butter