Archive for September, 2014

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

replaced the cartridge in the pressurized toilet tank today- geez that is hard to remove. also biked to work with a humidity and temperature gauge to test the levels on the east and west side of the river, the rest of the staff seemed un impressed.

at the roastery the number of shopping carts has been increasing. our calls to both safeway and fred meyer appear to not work. most of the time they tell us we can have the shopping cart, or throw it away (of course). There seems to be a nice camp site growing in the than thao parking lot (free rent anyone?). I guess the mornings roasting coffee are once again just a touch more thrilling.

New Guatemala coffee from the Concepcion Buena Vista Farm- ceylon black tea up front, 55% chocolate finish. received last week after a three month wait and another month in customs down in Los Angeles.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

meat and bones.

There are three websites I check everymorning. bikeportland.org. pdx.eater. and echo audios arrival list.

Yesterday- the Nakamichi Dragon, pretty much the epitomy of sound for courier, arrived on the echo audio arrival list. Cassette tape is the future of sound, and since we own two Nakamichi bx-1′s (and six other decks), i think we truly have a love/appreciation for the dragon. Currently we cannot afford many dragons, but… we wish.

Honestly, really, please… become audio nerds as much as we are people and coffee nerds. thank you for being with us for four months and ten years.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

We now have more bike parking directly outside our door at the coffee bar. After the property owner filled out a request form with the City of Portland, and provided support and reasoning behind the request, we now have bike parking mid-block. The City almost always places parking on corners, so what we have is super rare, but absolutely the best placement since we will be watching those bikes during the day. Besides being safer and providing capacity there will also be more open space and a different feel to the sidewalk outside our shop. This morning was the best watching all the cool tools the City of Portland used to install the rack.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

espresso at our bar is now a peaberry type coffee from Othaya Farmers Cooperative, Nyeri, Kenya (since 9am on the 17th). This will be run for a day and then we will do a little more San Luis Farm naturally processed bourbon from El Salvador.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014








New door. Maintenance told us Festool is rad. Rode a Huffy Savannah to work. had some beer. Japanese pear muffins on bar. Heathers artwork is going up on walls. Cleaned the compost container. THE NEW NEIGHBORS APPEAR AWESOME- West End clothing (women). Brasstacks St Johns makes for an awesome highway 30 approach to downtown. its September- are we four years yet. where are we going to get our keys made- Atlasta.

and the most exciting- bike corral right outside our bar.