Posts by Alison rosenblum

Coffee Bean International Receives BEST Award

This morning, Mayor Sam Adams presented the 19th annual BEST Awards, with Coffee Bean International named winner in the medium-sized business category. Read more »

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Cupping with the Governor

John Kitzhaber became our governor for a third term yesterday. Bruce Mullins photographed him at the roastery cupping coffee with Roastmaster Paul Thornton and CEO Patrick Criteser last year. Read more »

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Public Domain's Kona "Cloud Forest" lot selected as Finalist in Good Food Awards

We are thrilled to have our Public Domain coffeehouse's new Kona "Cloud Forest" Lot chosen as one of the five finalists in the Northern Region the inaugural Good Food Awards.

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Coffee Bean International Proud to Be a Finalist for Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Award

Coffee Bean International is proud to be a finalist for the Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Award for Growth Stage Companies. The awards recognize five leaders who "create jobs, grow our economy and spawn better ways of doing pretty much everything." Winners will be announced Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010 at the Hilton Portland. We'll be there with the baristas of Public Domain on the pour over bar, which is always a good thing, win or lose!

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Coffee Merchandising: The Dream Set

When coaches have the opportunity to create a “Dream Team” for an All Star game or the Olympics, they need only focus on top performance, with no limits around pay, location or logistics to govern what may be…

No one seems to argue against the so-called “premiumization” of the coffee industry over the past decade. Read more »

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Coffee Aisle Lessons from the Underwear Legend

Living in England, a friend advised me “you have to buy new underwear at Marks & Spencer. Everybody buys their underwear at Marks & Spencer.” Where I came from it was uncommon to buy underwear at the same place you shopped for your fruits and vegetables, but with a recommendation like that, where do you think I bought my next underwear?

Marks & Spencer gained fame for its underwear by standing out for its pure and simple quality. Read more »

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Great coffee is Public Domain

Built on the belief that coffee should be an experience, not just a routine, we are proud to announce our flagship coffeehouse, Public Domain. Public Domain brings our new line of small batch roasted, seasonal coffees, world class baristas, a pour over brew bar and the innovative new espresso machine, the Slayer, to downtown Portland. Read more »

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News: Roastmaster Paul Thornton Re-elected to SCAA Board

We are thrilled to announce that our Roastmaster, Paul Thornton, has been elected to serve a second term on the Board of Directors for the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA). The SCAA is the world’s largest coffee trade organization and serves the coffee industry, from growers and distributors, to roasters and baristas, to coffeehouses, with education, training, resources and businesses services. Read more »

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Of Dark Roasts and Oaky Wines

It used to be the morning ritual. One cup, never more. Usually Peet’s—or the darkest, and strongest option available. My philosophy was, “I like it strong with plenty of cream,” and it held up through over 15 years of passionate coffee drinking. Read more »

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Portland Business Journal: Coffee Bean International adopts direct trade program

The following story was in Portland Business Journal and Sustainable Business Oregon on February 10, 2010. Read it here.

Coffee Bean International announced Wednesday the launch of a direct trade program, “Project Direct,” working directly with farmers with a goal of paying higher prices for better quality coffee and directly improving coffee growers’ farms, communities, and quality of life. Read more »

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