The go to stop in the ‘verse for meeting with associates and outsourcing work.
Owned and Operated by ArmorEx
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.
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.
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.
After the UEE military began selling aging and surplus ships to the civilian market, the Citizen’s Coffee Company went through one final reorganization to bring it up to date and modernized. Its outdated cargo fleet was replaced by larger more efficient MISC Hull series ships, ranging from a handful of Hull B vessels to one behemoth Hull E, the “CCC Fika”. Logistics operations inside of the CCC provide the revenue needed to pay employees and allow the funding of expeditions. A number of exploration and science vessels were purchased, including the flagship of the Citizen’s Coffee Company operations, a MISC Endeavor named the “CCC Arabica”. The Arabica is used on large expeditions with diligent planning, as well as being used as a grow ship for small batch coffee production.
Looking towards the future, CCC management is using its sponsored expeditions to locate a site suitable to establish a new agriculture headquarters. This site will be used (hopefully, pending game mechanics and content) as the production site of the majority of CCC beans and will ship directly from the planet to buyers around the universe.
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.
Players who don’t have a primary organization, or are actively seeking one, may work for the CCC as a temp in order to make some UEC or learn a little about the game.
Owners and Representatives come from organizations who have affiliated with the CCC. They all hold equal status inside of the CCC and are valued customers regardless of which organization they come from.
Affiliates of the CCC who have some extra time and wish to help with the company are welcome to step up as a volunteer and help out with community events and moderation.
Full employees of the CCC. These members work in roles that keep the business running, while also providing support to all affiliated organizations by being able to offer contracts of their own.
We have very simple rules to follow here at the Citizen’s Coffee Company.
The Citizen’s Coffee Company is a network of like minded UEE organizations who recognize the value of having contacts available to help with jobs they cant handle, or just to make friends among other organizations. We do NOT employ spies in any way shape or form. When you post contracts, leave out any information which could be used by someone reading it to cause harm to your organization. That being said, as an organization that is primarily a social group, people who fancy themselves some type of spy may try to hang out in the CCC. As we have an open door policy, you are most welcome here even if you are involved in espionage. We have nothing to share, nor nothing to hide, so spying here is a waste of time especially if affiliated organizations are cautious enough not to expose classified information that is private to their business. To sum up our espionage policy: We do not give a single shit about spying here because the CCC does not get involved in other organizations business and affiliated groups are here on their own terms.
If spying between affiliated organizations, or employees of the CCC is reported, it will be dealt with as they occur.