We don’t talk much about this. Your impact is for others to judge and talk about. Suffice it to say, we pay our people as well as we can possibly manage. Our people at Bluebeard in Tacoma, and our partners farther afield where Bluebeard coffee grows, from Mexico to Peru, through wide swaths of East Africa, and the occasional Indonesian. And we suspect we’ll cast a wider net into emerging areas of SE Asia and Africa, as climate change opens up coffee cultivation in some places while making it more difficult in some of its historic footholds.
Running as lean as we have for as long as we have, we are excited by the prospects that certain incremental economies of scale present in a larger cafe and roasting space under development at 5428 South Tacoma Way. Further integration of compostables in to-go service materials and packaging. A vision and pathway for our company contributions and resources. More career opportunities and benefits for the people of Bluebeard. Just to name a few.