Blog — Local Economy

Plant Start Sale | An Emerging Ecology in the Neighborhood

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Plant Start Sale | An Emerging Ecology in the Neighborhood
The Beech Street Community Garden (it's really a farm nowadays) is selling plant starts and will use the funds to buy material to continue to maintain and expand the food that is grown...An emerging ecology is an exciting sign...We have an open license to become a helpful part of the neighborhood ecology.

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Inflation | What Are We Seeing and Doing About It?

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Inflation | What Are We Seeing and Doing About It?

(Image source: Wikimedia Commons) From inception we have maintained a focus on value and we have not raised our whole bean prices...we've held the line of pricing as long as we can and want to discuss the realities of inflation, how we will continue to focus on value, reinforce our values and continue to grow our business in the years ahead. Numerous articles are being written about inflation, but what is it, how is it effecting our coffee company and how are we adapting through it?  Inflation, defined by "a general increase in prices and decrease in the purchasing value...

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Printing Coffee Bags on an Old School Letter Press

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Printing Coffee Bags on an Old School Letter Press
We found a way to keep our design simple and have our bags printed by Reb Peters Press. Rebecca Peters is a business owner that is keeping letterpress printing alive in Portland today. What follows is a conversation that we had with Rebecca for this blog.

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