new typewriter from 1992 now printing some labels.
Fresh new batch of Pendleton Wool Mason Jar Cozies made by Michael Parich, Portland, on bar for sale. Four new lots of coffee, two of which are on bar now- a coffee from Guji, Oromia, Sidama, and one from Mutwewathi, Nyeri, Kenya. Two lots getting roasted, and maybe on bar in the morning.
An interesting and needed part broke in our faucet assembly on the Fetco water tower (HWB-5). Interestingly the part is being made, but not sold anymore, unless you buy a whole lot more. One wonders how much longer Fetco will make HWB-5s, or how much longer it will take them to switch their labor from Chicago to China. In the mean time, through good design, we are using the 90 degree ball shutoff valve to dispense water. The assembly has been ordered and ships monday from, Chicago?
Also fixed, temporarily, a platter vibration on our record player due to bearing failure, using bicycle chain lubricant. At first we misdiagnosed the issue as a power supply issue, and wrongly blamed the last service technician, for that apologies. We next thought it was the mounting of the plater bearing, but wrong again. We used a nice clean petroleum based lubricant made by ATB in Enterprise oregon (medium weight) to free up rumble. Check out this bearing assembly we would like to buy, but cannot afford.
Lastly a little of our weekend was spent brewing coffee for the Japanese childrens library in Tabor Space, not much coffee made, but a whole lot of fun. if you are looking for childrens books in all Kanji to borrow, the yearly donation to become a library member is small.
Whats on the horizon. Tim, our new person at the Roastery is holding cuppings everyother wednesday at 2pmish. He is planning walk in hours mid sunday for people to buy coffee beans. More as information is available.