Blog — Rocky Butte Coffee

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

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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The Story Behind Our Black Santa Roast—And What You Support When You Buy It

Posted by Hannah Reedy on

The Story Behind Our Black Santa Roast—And What You Support When You Buy It

If you’ve tried our Black Santa roast, you might recognize it as our Mean Street roast in a new package.

But what’s DIFFERENT is that for every 12oz bag of Black Santa purchased, we donate $3.60 to The Voices Project, an organization empowering leaders of color to better influence their communities.

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