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Wednesday, 9/10/2014 is the PGE Clean Wind Thank You Event. Portland Roasting Coffee will join the PGE CEO and president, Jim Piro to celebrate our commitment to using renewable power. For us here, it is one of the many commitments we have made in order to minimize our ecological impact.

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Coffee Fest

Coffee Fest 2014

Every year, coffee professionals come from the world over in order to participate in what is considered the best trade show both nationally and internationally. This is the first year it is being held in Portland. This exciting event covers everything regarding coffee; from coffee, coffee gear, education seminars regarding coffee, latte art showdowns and a competition for the best coffee house — it’s all done here at Coffee Fest. This year the event is being held on October 17-19 at the Oregon Convention Center. Come visit us at booth 513/612! To learn more about events, other vendors or more about the show in general, you can visit their website here. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Ever want to spend the day touring through your favorite coffee shops and local roasters? Coming Oct. 16th and 17th, you can get tickets to join fellow coffee lovers and enjoy all the fun and excitement. Here at Portland Roasting Coffee, we are leading tours throughout the facility and cupping. You can taste the freshest coffee available! We have some tickets that we are giving away, so please check back to see how to enter to win your tickets. Space for the tours in limited, and so we ask that you reserve your tickets here.   __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Winner of the 2014 Hospitality Industry Awards

Portland Roasting Coffee a winner of the 2014 Hospitality Industry Awards. We are excited to be named as a leader in the industry and attribute a lot of our success to not only great coffee, but also our focus on sustainability. This year alone we planted over 10,000 trees to further reduce our carbon footprint. Please read the full article at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/08/prweb12115949.htm

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Portland Roasting Coffee Slaps Some Innovation Into Coffee Farming.

Our managing partner, Mark Stell, came up with a simple solution to improve the quality of coffee coming from his farm in Tanzania. It takes the form of a slap-bracelet that coffee pickers wear on their wrist while they pick. The bracelet’s “red 22″ color was carefully chosen to match that of a perfectly ripe coffee cherry which provides an instant quality check that ensures the picking of only the ripest cherries. Read more about the project in an article by the CRS Coffeeland Blog. …which was also picked up by Dear Coffee, I Love You. We have a limited supply available at our roastery but if your interested. Contact us here. ________________________________________________________________________________________________

Portland Roasting Coffee Generates Oscar Buzz!

We were selected as the backstage coffee for the 85th annual Academy Awards! Our coffee was served throughout the evening in the green room and was enjoyed by presenters, media, and the winners. We provided our Organic Tanager’s Song blend as well as our Swiss Water Process® Vienna Blend. So if you’d like to drink the same coffee as Jennifer Lawrence potentially did, then pick up some Organic Tanager’s song for yourself here.

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Portland Roasting Coffee named 2013 Good Food Award winner!

An excerpt from the Good Food Awards website: “The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. We grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. We host an annual Awards Ceremony and Marketplace at the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco to honor the Good Food Award recipients who push their industries towards craftsmanship and sustainability while enhancing our agricultural landscape and building strong communities.” See the winners list here. Also read about it in Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine.

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Portland Roasting Coffee named 2012 Roaster of the Year!ROTY_Logo_ForWebPressPage_Final_02

Honored by Roast Magazine for quality and industry leadership.

An excerpt from the article: “Portland Roasting is no stranger to praise. The Portland, Ore., specialty coffee roaster has pioneered a sustainable business model in coffee, so much so that peers regularly speak of it in admiring tones. Patrick Criteser, the CEO of Portland based Coffee Bean International, calls the company “an inspiration in its commitment to advancing sustainability within…”

Read the rest of the story from Roast Magazine here.

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Media Contact:

Theresa Potratz 503 236-7378 theresa@portlandroasting.com