We continue to roast coffee and wholesale it, biking it to the people of Portland from our Hawthorne workshop. Major additions to the roastery this summer have been one black and white printer, just amazing for billing people and we cannot recommend enough the hp 1102 w – lo tech and rad. Thanks to a carton of neon yellow paper falling off the delivery truck anyone who still gets paper invoices will receive them in brilliant yellow (because it was free).
On the bar front our Traulsen freezer is trucking through its second summer without issue which is great because we really are blowing through ice. Cold Brew Coffee is now a huge part of daily work on bar. We have been using glass double quart jars for all our steeping and decanting and ever since Lamplighter Coffee visited us from Richmond Virginia we cant help but think there is a better way, and not just using a Filtron Pro (we use the regular filtron for now). You remember Lamplighter as in Half and Half Cafe star and Sprockettes Noelle. They are truly becoming a force in Virginia having grown significantly in the last four years. In the last two days we have been experimenting with steeping in 5 gallon Korny kegs, then siphoning into other vessels, and there is a lot wanting.
On the phone we have heard from Keep Cups Australia (via LA) about their plastic coffee cups, and we are in deep thought on plastic travel cups, especially since the City of Portland can no longer find a way to compost compostable coffee cups. We are also ordering Ancap coffee ceramic cups to replace our aging FAC ceramic cups, both made in Italy, both way more expensive from the made in China Porcelain (because it is hard to support China in the same way that Ikea and everyone else does). Currently our paper cups still are made in Georgia from MONSANTO genetically modified plant lining (Way to go america). We are very interested in keeping it local and plant base and of course would rather pollute a first world country over a third. Practice what you preach? Honestly there are no great solutions for paper cups, hence thinking about the Australian made Polyethylene, vs recycleability, vs landfill vs etc.
We thank everyone who has reached out to us, no matter the way, and would like to remind you all if you need to contact us the cell phone number is posted for joel, and via a text you can always get an email. and if that doesnt work at first please try again. We find being direct is always the best way. Thank you so much all of us at courier