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Inflation | What Are We Seeing and Doing About It?

Posted by James Helms on

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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Melinda's Bio - Barista

Posted by Hannah Reedy on

Melinda's Bio - Barista

Melinda, one of our baristas and newest Rocky Butte Coffee team member, was born in Aberdeen, Washington. Her ministry-oriented family settled in Portland in 2014. Close with the Helms family, and through high school relationships, Melinda became familiar with the Rocky Butte community. Her hope for the Rocky Butte Espresso Bar is that it will continue to become a staple of the neighborhood, a place where regulars who all know each other can feel at home, and a place where anyone will go out of their way for the best coffee.

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Printing Coffee Bags on an Old School Letter Press

Posted by James Helms on

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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