One month under our belt …

July 29, 2010

A lot has happened in one month, we opened our doors June 28th and things could not be going better. Sales are picking up steadily and we are evolving our menu a bit to fit the needs of our valued regular customers. Have been receiving consistent positive feedback on the coffees and have been bringing in some excellent coffees in the past month.

We have taken on a handful of cool wholesale accounts and are excited to start working with more coffee bars, restaurants, dive bars and community spaces who want to serve excellent locally crafted coffees.

We had our surprise health inspection today and scored 100% … gold stars for our crew.

We are also looking at expanding our hours a bit, and have applied for a beer and wine license for those who want to come in and hang out in a loft style coffee roastery space in the evenings, in between cocktails and killer food from our new neighbors at Bunk Bar, planing to open mid August.

Thanks to all who have supported the shop and made it thru our 1st month of transitions and growing pains. We are now taking credit cards as well!

Come on in and let us know what you think. We are here to meet the needs of our customers, serve the best damn coffee we can roast and brew per cup, and satisy a social need while effecting buying practices on a global scale.

Thanks again for the support!

– Matt



  1. hi matt,
    this is actually Ben Carlson (Durban South Africa)
    got back from Burundi, we’ll have to talk.
    well done on the opening. I want to take back some coffee to SA!

  2. The coffee shop looks great and I’m glad to hear that it’s going well! I wish I could come check it out for myself, hopefully sometime in the future. 🙂

  3. Hi Matt (and crew),

    Just bought a bag of your coffee at Barista on Alberta, and it is AMAZING. I’d love to put it in front of our readers: http://www.PortlandPicks.com (25K women)& http://www.PortlandPicksforMen.com (8K men). Can someone email me so we can set something up? If you don’t mind ponying up a few bags for our staff to try, and a JPG image or two, that’s all we need!

  4. Hiya,

    A friend of mine and I run a little PDX restaurant review blog, and I just wanted to let you know that I gave you guys a shout-out 🙂

    You can see it here: http://abbeandjebbyeatportland.blogspot.com/2010/09/mini-review-water-avenue-coffee-company.html

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