Blog — Rocky Butte Coffee

Why Was a Successful Espresso Bar NOT Able to Keep Its Doors Open? | Answering Your Questions

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Why Was a Successful Espresso Bar NOT Able to Keep Its Doors Open? | Answering Your Questions

After a hectic couple weeks where we went from having big plans for 2023 at the espresso bar to being kicked out, we realized there is some confusion about what happened. We hope we can answer some of your questions.

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More Ways to Help | Rocky Butte Community

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More Ways to Help | Rocky Butte Community
The Rocky Butte Espresso Bar is closing its doors on December 31st, 2022. We could use your help. If you are looking for ways to support us, we have some suggestions here.

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Hannah's Bio - Office Manager

Posted by Hannah Reedy on

Hannah's Bio - Office Manager
Meet Hannah, the Office Manager for Rocky Butte Coffee Roasters. She has lived in Portland, Oregon all her life. Hannah doesn’t live in Rocky Butte but finds ways to live out “People, Place, Coffee” in her own neighborhood, and she loves supporting RBCR in its efforts to do the same in theirs.

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A Living Wage | Taking Care of People

Posted by James Helms on

A Living Wage | Taking Care of People
Over the last two years of operating our fledgling espresso bar, we are beginning to have a good handle on what to expect in terms of sales growth, costs, and profitability. As we move through re-opening and when we begin to confidently say "post-pandemic" we still have a lot to learn about the new normal. The living wage goals are a significant contributor to the decision to raise prices over the next couple of months.

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Melinda's Bio - Barista

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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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