whats happening at the roastery

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.

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