After a much too long hiatus, we're pleased to be able to offer the Mocha Java again. Many customers developed a love for this blend when we last offered it and many a tear was shed when it went away. (ok, I might be exaggerating just a bit) It's back on the shelves and ready to be devoured! :)
Recently I mentioned an upcoming meeting with my friends Christian and Javier Botto from their family's coffee farm in El Salvador. They visited the shop yesterday and suffice it to say, things are looking good this year for adding their delicious coffees to our list of offerings. Target delivery date is sometime in June or July.
We've had a couple customers mention that something screwy was going on with our shopping cart regarding shipping charges. I'm relieved to be able to say the issue has been resolved. So for those of you who live outside the Portland area, it's now safe to order through our secure shopping cart and not worry about being told shipping was going to be $40 for a one pound bag of coffee. :)
In anticipation of more great weather, we just received a shipment of the Toddy Brewers for making cold brew coffee. If you already own one that's been in hibernation from last summer, but need new filters or stoppers or, if you are in need of a new brewer, we have plenty available. If you haven't tried the cold-brewed coffee, come in and let us make you one. They're delicious and we have about 6-8 varieties of cold-brewed coffee, ready to serve.
In that vein, we're also going to begin offering, starting tomorrow, two new ice teas. One is called Lavendearl, a blend of lavender and Earl Grey. The second is a hibiscus tea. Both promise to be very refreshing on these warmer days.
Next week is the dreaded "tax day". If any of you will putting in late hours preparing taxes, we're ready to keep you fueled with lots of fresh roasted organic and fair trade coffees.
Jessica is preparing for an in-store demo today at the Cedar Hills location of the New Seasons Market located at Cedar Hill Crossing in Beaverton. She'll be there between 11-2 handing out samples of our coffees and answering your questions. Please stop by and say hi if you're in the area. She will be back by the coffee section.
This past week, I learned we'd been the subject of a pretty negative posting on Facebook. I didn't get to read it because by the time I learned of it (I'm Facebook challenged), it had already been taken down.
However, I did get to see some of the responses posted by our loyal customers who came to bat for us and had nothing but positive remarks (which probably accounted for the post being removed so quickly).
I'd just like to say thank you. This is just one of the many reasons I've felt the group of people we call customers, are an amazing group of people who we also consider friends, more than just customers.
Last but certainly not least, we're losing one of our crew members today. Oluyinka has been with us for the past few months and has brightened our shop with her warm smile and energy.
For those of you who didn't know, Oluyinka is a professional dancer and has received a very nice offer to pursue her love of teaching children within the schools. So today is her last day here at the shop. Please come in and wish her well.
In the meantime, thanks very much for your on-going support and keep the coffee flowing.