Archive for July, 2010

923 SW Oak

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Almost open. Tonight Leala works our half sheet convection oven, baking mini banana bread muffins and granola bars w/ cherries, sultanas, steel cut oats, rolled oats, lemon sugar and cinnamon. Its 1:42am Thursday morning.

Thanks to our many many friends, last minute painting and shelves have been put in place. We have a long way to go, but the space looks rad. Thank you everyone.


bar- next week-yes

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Last week of July

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

The coffee bar was positioned Saturday. It looks sick. High gloss conversion varnish over native Walnut. We will wrap it up as the finish coats of paint go up this week.

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

We are trying to be open the last week of July. Epic support from our friends at Coffee House NW, and Sterling Coffee Roasters, who have offered their help to get us running.

We are flirting all over the place with what to serve for espresso. Thanks to Little Red Bike Cafe we have one fully operational Synesso Cyncra espresso machine, while we refurbish the one for our cafe.

Everyone has been awesome. Please keep the last week of July in mind. We have been a little too busy to think about things like opening parties. It will be a joy to serve you.

Monday, July 5th, 2010

Monday morning deliveries. Glass jars of whole bean Costa Rica San Isidro de Alajuela coffee from the Zamorana family were dropped on front porches. Fireworks were still carrying on at 3am. Alex Geddes pictured above riding our cargo bike, made in Eugene at the Center for Appropriate transport.

drinking coffee outside our new spot

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Toilet works. New water heater, now in the bathroom. A Pino Digital Electric Kettle Pro shares the only outlet, with a lunchbox record player. This morning we took a break outside, drinking our coffee in enameled steel mugs.

At noon it was groceries, then to a nearby apartment. Fresh basil, mozzarella, tomatoes, ciabatta, olive oil, and garlic. A light mist found us riding an hour later over the Burnside bridge, to Restoration Hardware. Then we biked to the roastery, for some espresso, and to gather the days final deliveries.