Happyrock Coffee Roasting Co
Tell us about your business.I've been working in the coffee industry for 15 years! 5 years ago I had the opportunity to purchase Happyrock Coffee, a coffee roasting company with a retail space in Gladstone, Oregon. Happyrock had no packaging and no wholesale accounts although it had been there for 1o years at that time! I focused on doing the best job that I could. On a whim in 201o I submitted a coffee to the first Best Coffee In Oregon Competition, a blind taste test, at the Oregon State Fair. I was blown away when my coffee placed 2nd in the State, meaning not only do I think my coffee is pretty good, other people do to! That gave me the confidence I needed to go on, because unfortunately sometimes you aren't taken seriously when you are a small business in a small town. My coffee kept doing well in competitions. It was time for my award winning coffee to have visually pleasing packaging. A graphic designer cleaned up the labels and my logo. I am aiming to boost my online sales in the future.
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.My shop is an 700 square foot retail space with a drum roaster in the same room. All production and packaging is done within this space with the help of my two employees. All coffee roasting and delivery is done by me.
What inspires you?I am inspired by those who can make something out of nothing and turn their ideas into realities, and people who stay true to themselves without compromising their integrity.
What makes your business stand out?What makes Happyrock Coffee stand out is our focus on high quality coffee while still maintaining the vibe of an old time Mom & Pop. We create the best possible product while embracing a welcoming quaint small town atmosphere. We know all our customers by name.
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?If there is something that you are passionate about, then you should pursue it! It will be difficult some of the time, but in the end doing what you love is the greatest reward of all!
What does American Made mean to you?American Made means local and sustainable. It means quality products by other small businesses who are passionate in their craft.
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