By: Rachel Park
Attention, Georgetown’s bubble tea fanatics – Georgetown Bubble is here! Students studying in Lauinger Library 2nd floor this past Tuesday night can likely attest to seeing a long line running across the room. This was not the average club fundraiser with baked goods and stickers, but rather the promising start of Georgetown University’s very own student-run bubble tea start-up.
When sophomore Tim Yim discovered the lack of a locale with consistently good quality bubble tea in the area, he decided to take matters into his own hands. He brought together Natalie Kaliss, Michelle Hur, and Rachel Villanueva, and the team learned how to own bubble tea from scratch using Yim’s trade secrets from his home country Taiwan, the birthplace of bubble tea.
Georgetown Bubble’s first pop-up event last Tuesday marked the company’s soft launch. With great Facebook engagement and the promise of a special price of $1, rather than the usual $3.63, for the first 25 customers, the event was an instant success. “We really didn’t anticipate this kind of turn out tonight,” said Villanueva, “It’s great to see this many students excited about bubble tea on campus.” Although currently selling only one flavor, Georgetown Bubble hopes to expand to several others in the near future.
Be sure to check out the budding business at similar pop-up events and next week at the Farmers’ Market on March 25th!