Roberts Space Industries

Citizen's Coffee Company / CITCCO

  • Corporation
  • Regular
  • Social
    Social
  • Freelancing
    Freelancing

Welcome to the Citizen’s Coffee Company!

The go to stop in the ‘verse for all your networking needs!.

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Owned and Operated by ArmorEx



History

The Original Citizen’s Coffee Company

The Citizen’s Coffee Company (CCC, CitCCo) got its start on Earth as a chain of coffee shop and bar hybrids during humanities initial expansion into space. CCC locations seemed to follow the space industry wherever large companies would set up manufacturing plants, often being the first place to go after a shift to meet up with co workers and associates. As space travel started developing for civilian use and cities established themselves as major space ports, the Citizen’s Coffee Company was quick to model its business plan to follow suit. A team of real estate agents were hired by the CCC to scoop up whatever spaces were available closest to all the major ports. Management developed a template for all future CCC locations, and began converting all purchased buildings into something that would be recognizable whether you were from Shanghai or Boston. Old churches, workshops, libraries and anything else close to a port was gutted out and filled with tables and booths, bars and stools, and in some cases small rooms were available to rent for overnight stays for long time customers.

When human colonies developed on other planets and civilian travel and business was authorized, the CCC began purchasing store fronts at just about every port. Rather than opening multiple locations in each city, the business model stuck with a single location ideally in walking distance from the port. The look of the Earth locations was replicated in each new establishment, giving the same experience to the customers throughout the galaxy. With locations spread throughout various systems and on dozens of planets, the CCC grew a considerable logistics fleet to keep all of its supply needs covered. As years turned into decades, financial issues forced the CCC to halt the majority of its shipping business and look into outsourcing work.

The introduction of the affiliate program

After consolidating its logistics fleet to a manageable number of ships and employees, the CCC began a program targeted at its frequent customer base. Many corporations and PMCs had accounts open with the Citizen’s Coffee Company for their employees to use while on business, and this led to the creation of an official affiliate system. Companies were allowed to sign on to the CCC as an official affiliate, gaining access to an internal network that consisted of hundreds of other businesses from mining groups to intelligence agencies. Affiliation came with benefits, including data running services and even the use of a team of bounty hunters working for the CCC should another affiliate use your public information to cause harm. Community events also became something that was offered to affiliated organizations in the form of tournaments and friendly competitions.

Contract Services

With the success of the affiliate program, the Citizen’s Coffee Company started to establish itself as the hub for contracting services throughout UEE space. As business owners and associates already frequented the CCC locations, a MobiGlass app was created that allowed affiliated organizations to post contracts for jobs they needed help with or just to browse jobs for their crews. The CCC never attempted to charge a fee for this service, it simply became another benefit of affiliation. All contracts were allowed as long as the job was within the limits of UEE law. A review system was put in place, where both parties working a contract together were encouraged to leave a 1-5 rating and brief description of their experience. This allowed other groups interested in working with each other to have an idea of who they were getting into business with before signing anything official. A major point that contributed to the success of the contract services through the CCC was that it has never been an official formal alliance. All contracts have always been strictly business and allow the cooperating organizations to go their own way upon completion.

Present and Future

The Citizen’s Coffee Company is owned by the expedition group ArmorEx (Armored Expeditions) and run in partnership with XES (Xenosystems Exploration and Survey) and DaiInt (Daedalus Initiative). The partnered organizations hold no authority over any affiliated organization, but simply dedicated time to help run the company and provide staff for events. We are open to accepting more organizations to join as partners.

Manifesto

The Citizen’s Coffee Company is a business with establishments in just about every major space port in UEE space. We have an open door policy to any Citizen, unless you are a known and wanted criminal. Regardless of your past, once your record is cleared you are welcome to come to the CCC and enjoy good company and find a unique player driven experience in the universe. We want every customer to feel welcomed here, and are more than happy to help a newcomer in the verse get comfortable and get their feet wet while looking for an organization to call home.

What the CCC is not.

This is not an alliance. No member of the CCC holds any type of authority over any other member of the organization outside of their own org activities. There is no governing body that attempts to push an agenda on any other individual, group or organization.

Charter

We have very simple rules to follow here at the Citizen’s Coffee Company.

  • Keep the place clean and friendly, don’t turn our comms channels into something that needs heavy moderation.
  • Respect each others organizations. Regardless of an organization’s size, everyone is on the same level here. Whatever rank or title you hold in your main organization has no meaning inside of the CCC.
  • Absolutely no open recruitment is allowed. We encourage you to introduce your organization on Spectrum in the archive area in order for other organization representatives to search for a useful contract partner. However, any reports of poaching or visible recruitment will result in your organization being removed from the CCC network. (Exception is the clearly labeled “Shameless Recruitment” section on Spectrum. Many people have put hard work into making great artwork for their org, and this is the one are where we welcome you to share your creations.)

Whatever drama you may have with another organization, leave it at the door. Nobody here has time to get involved with your petty claims, keep it among yourselves. If it is directly related to the CCC, report it to management.