Archive for December, 2019

whats happening at the roastery

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

With extra time the basement below the house has been cleaned up. The coffee is stacked in the center of the room running the length of the space, with a walkway all around.

A few days ago the lock mechanism broke to get into the house, My uncle(sort of) Jerry always told me to just use a pipe wrench. Less than five minutes and the doorknob was gone. A short trip to Atlasta Lock, and we have a new doorknob installed.

Up inside the roasting room Brandon (formerly Water Avenue Coffee, formerly Stumptown has started to roast coffee for Spielman). We have roasted for them when they are in a coffee emergency, but we are happy to continue to share what we have. Brandon seems like a nice guy.

Our holiday gift to the roastery we purchased a ton of parts bins to store washers, bolts, and tiny parts. wow- 2020 is going to be fun.

currently it is hard to tell if we really will have a winter in Portland this year. the roastery has been pretty cold, and i think we are ready to bike in the ice. but so far just cold frost inthe morning is what we have seen.

At the coffee shop we have had a bunch of minor issues with the espresso machine. definitely a loose connection that causes the boiler to fill at random times. but the holidays are so busy we are just manually filling the boiler when needed.we did install both a new power and mother board, cleaned the level probe,and installed a new solenoid valve for the fill. connections are sometimes tricky. i would like to work and observe the issue when it happens, but im guessing its just a connection. synessos are pretty tough.

portland best last minute gift coffee

Thursday, December 19th, 2019

Courier offers-

gift consulting.
free water.
fashion advice.
a bathroom that is soundproof enough to cry in.

and we have gift cards, and loads of coffee we roasted this morning.

for the person who doesnt need another disposable item- things like coffee can make the perfect last minute gift.

We used to buy all of our holiday gifts from Reading Frenzy, VeloShop, and Jackpot (our neighbors), not that things have changed we still support our friends- … not that you can really give someone a pizza for christmas… or…. can you.

Courier is a little mixed up in this holiday hustle- we would love you to buy coffee for your friends, but we would also like to be a place to re- energize, spiritually gather yourself, and perhaps enjoy.

in a few days ill let you all know a little more. for now we may, may close earlier on christmas eve. and i would like to talk about politics a little, but-

we know this is a crazy time of year- we welcome you to come, and use courier as a place to catch your breath.

all the best joel courier coffee