Archive for April, 2020

lets talk about the roastery

Friday, April 10th, 2020


Before the pandemic we were working on a new organizing system for our tools. now its just so hard to do anything.

we are taking this more than serious. I feel a little guilty about bringing the staff together on March 15, but proud that they wanted to close the shop for a while.

I heard one of my landlords bought a Bidet- they said before the crises.

i would say- garden hose. yesterday i took my daughter to the bathtub.

My immediate opinion is- do you have a garden hose?

for everyone- be safe.

we really do want to imagine a future where you will all be shoulder to shoulder again at the coffee shop, a future,

be strong
joel courier

full moon coffee delivery

Monday, April 6th, 2020

what could go wrong-

Today really does take me back to when i delivered newspapers, ive got the chemical brothers, and mos def talib kwali blackstar in the car. got the extra key pinned in my pants. deliver and run.

Again- Courier Phone is down. best to email

id like to keep things on monday delivery only- but know i will be out there on thursday.

shipping coming !

be safe, and be well. joel courier

Coffee Delivery + Plan for Coffee shop+ Courier Cell number inactive

Saturday, April 4th, 2020

Check the post below this one- to see how you can get coffee delivered, and eggs too!

Wanted to reach out to the art community- specifically about installation pieces-

Since our coffee shop sits empty- I was going to offer is up and see if anyone could make a neat display. in exchange you would get to show your work, and free promotion. At the very least i was thinking of making lifesize cardboard cutouts of our former staff, and regulars, and placing them in the shop. any ideas? perhaps a giant shark tank? The shop sits still, but it could still be art.

I cant see the screen, but i can tell im missing calls or texts. I really really want another waterproof flip phone- problem is they dont really exist anymore. cant tell you the times im standing in the rain and messaging, or texting and not looking at my phone with gloves on. during this time when im on delivery a waterproof phone is key, and having two phones is key. separating my home life with my work life. a small phone with buttons, that will take the courier phone number. currently i hold 6 different plans for phone and internet. i took the battery out of the phone, so hope you text- and it bounces back, my voicemail is set up to direct people to email courier. in a last ditch effort to get the screen back i gently tore the phone apart, and notices corrosion on the ribbon cable near the hinge, broken cable? willing to take it in to a repair store but they are all closed sunday. bummer is ive lost all my contacts until i can get to a store. so ive lost most of your numbers i think. I WILL GET ANOTHER PHONE WITH THE SAME NUMBER SOON ENOUGH, geez. as if life wasnt stressed. be well- joel ccr

Coffee Delivery Plan, Perhaps Egg Plan, Grocery Store Plan, Website and shipping

Friday, April 3rd, 2020


If you are reasonably inside Portland, then most likely i can deliver on Monday to your home.
Coffee prices for all are:
227g (.5lb)- $10
347.5g (.75lb)-$15 — this is the classic size grocery stores sell at, except for Coava, and Sterling.
454g (1lb)-$20

For many of my longtime home delivery accounts, their prices have been cheaper- i will individually let you know, but know that this was the price at our shop when we closed, grocery stores are cheaper for sure, but i will be increasing rates soon.

Delivery is free, but know I pay .30 cents per transaction, and 2.7% per- unless you have AMEX or a rewards card then maybe 3.5%. through PAYPAL- at COURIERCOFFEEPORTLAND@GMAIL.COM.

I personally need to take stock of orders, arrange the roasting, and think about delivery routes, see if it can be done, and if it can be i will confirm, then send a paypal invoice which you can pay.

Need the Address-
need to know how much, of what, whole bean or ground
Where do i leave the coffee- should i hide it, knock, ring, yell, text, or email
upon delivery i will email or something confirming that yes its there.
after that point i will move paypal money to my bank account.

Okay- Talk- so i get ten dozen eggs every week delivered to me for making Canele- the eggs are awesome- they are pasture raised without pesticides, in Centralia Washington, and i purchase them through this guy Herman- through Obrist Family farm. I pay 7 dollars a dozen, as i have been for years. This is what makes our cookies, muffins, and canele great. I am willing to bring eggs with coffee with a weekly subscription, and would charge 7.7 a dozen- a ten percent mark up. if you are interested email.

Market of Choice – doing a great job protecting their staff- I drop off Thursday- hits the shelves at Cedar Mills maybe Friday, and Belmont Thursday after 1pm.

Food Front- i will start to deliver Monday- on the shelves Tuesday morning for sure.

La Bouffe- random- they call when they are out, then i bring- but i hope to also deliver to them on mondays in the future.


its kind of impossible to roast, deliver, wash your hands a million times, be stressed and then design a website in 5 minutes. progress is that i have paypal, ive started a test with shopify, and hopefully soon you will see all this running.

everytime you email me im taking names, and emails, and i hope to start distributing soon all over, then the hard part is local- while i will take on the local deliveries myself, once i hit some critical mass im planning to contract deliveries with first choice going to the people at the roastery, but id also like to work with CSA’s- everything would be contract for the moment- but this entire deal is changing every day.

for the moment be well, be safe, and enjoy what you have- be it one roll of toilet paper, or anything that brings joy.

all the best joel courier