Happy Cup Coffee - Hollywood Star News

 

Yup, Happy Cup Coffee has made it to the big time!  We’ve gone Hollywood!

Actually, we’re featured in the August 2012 issue of The Hollywood Star News Pickup a copy in your favorite NE Portland neighborhood today!

 

Happy Cup Coffee, Founder - Rachel Bloom

Rachel Bloom – Founder, Happy Cup Coffee

 

On July 2, The Oregonian published an article entitled “U.S. Justice Department threatens to sue Oregon over disabled worker programs.” Here’s a quick recap:

  • DOJ is warning Oregon to help people with intellectual or physical disabilities find jobs in the community or the federal government will go to court and force the state to do it.
  • Following a nine-month investigation, the DOJ sent a 20-page letter to the Oregon attorney general late last week outlining its problems with state programs offering employment and vocational services for disabled workers.
  • The letter, signed by Thomas Perez, the assistant attorney general for the Civil Rights Division, notes that these disabled workers are segregated from the rest of the population, in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Federal law requires states to provide services to people with disabilities in the most community-integrated setting possible.
  • Bottom line - Too many in Oregon are forced to work sub-minimum-wage jobs doing rote tasks in what are called “sheltered workshops.”

 

At Happy Cup Coffee, our mission is threefold:

  1. Offer employment, a competitive wage and a full life to adults with disabilities in our local community – our People with Potential.
  2. Help create a better future for the disabled by donating 100% of our profits to vocational and recreational programming for this community.
  3. Deliver a responsible, great-tasting cup of coffee.

 

Fittingly, Our Founder, Rachel Bloom, felt it was her civic duty to respond to this article.  Not only on behalf of Happy Cup Coffee and our People With Potential; but, for adults with disabilities everywhere.  You can read her response entitled “Fixing Oregon’s ADA lapse by creating meaningful jobs for adults with disabilities” in today’s Oregonian’s “Metro” section in today’s paper – or you can follow the link here.

 

What do you think about this important issue?

Happy Cup Coffee - Fremont Fest 2012
Click to see the full event details – hope to see you there!

 

Well, the Summertime fun keeps rolling on…

This weekend, you can grab a cup of Happy Cup – and meet the Happy Cup team – at Fremont Fest 2012!  The street fair is presented by the Beaumont Business Association and local businesses in the NE Upper Fremont neighborhood.  This is the 26th year of the event!

 

Here’s some more event details:

  • Date - Saturday, August 4, 2012
  • Time - 10:00A to 6:00P
  • Where - The stretch of NE Fremont from NE 42nd to NE 52nd
  • Kickoff - It all starts with a 5k run at 8:30A followed by a parade with children, bike and pets parade starting at Beaumont Middle School at 10:00A (registration starts at 9:00A).

 

Click on the pic above to visit the site for a map, list of sponsors, list of events and more!  Take some time and come and see us!  The weather’s supposed to be beautiful!

Happy Cup Coffee - Changing the world through coffee

 

As a small business, we’re proud to be featured in Voice For Small Business’ article, “Changing the World Through Coffee.”   In it, the author discovered and profiled coffee roasters across the USA who are looking to make a difference.  Looking to “change the world one bean at a time.”

 

What a neat honor.

 

To read the entire article, check it out here. We’d love to hear how you’re changing the world in your own special way, too.

Happy Cup Coffee - Best of OR Food & Wine Festival 2012

 

We’ve got a few events this weekend…so here’s the first. Come and join us at The 4th Annual Best of Oregon Food & Wine Festival from August 3-4!

Here’s the details below, but checkout the festival’s site for more information and to purchase tix:

Date
Golf Tournament and Cocktail party: August 3rd, 2012
Food & Wine festival August 4th, 2012

Time
Golf Tournament tees off at 2PM
Cocktail Party starts at 5pm
Food & Wine Festival 3-8pm

Location
Meriwether National Golf Club
5200 SW Rood Bridge Rd
Hillsboro, OR
503-648-4143

Hope to see you there! 

Happy Cup Coffee - WWeek Best of 2012

 

Well, this is cool.

Our friends at Willamette Week have named Happy Cup Roasting the “Best Reason to Drink More Coffee”!  Fun quote from the article:

“Portland is hardly a city in need of more coffee roasters, but we’re willing to make an exception for this one:    Happy Cup Coffee.”

You can read the full write-up here.

What a special honor for the best city in the world!  Thanks, Willamette Week!  The “Best of Portland 2012″ issue is on your favorite corner now – so pickup a copy today! 

Did you catch it?

Pat Dooris’ from KGW NewsChannel 8 did a great job last night with his story on the 4:00P and 6:00P news.  If you didn’t get a chance to, no worries: you can check it out by clicking on Sue Anne’s friendly smile below!

KGW8 07/23 Pat Dooris story

Sue Anne's got the smile! Click to watch the video!

We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Happy Cup - KGW8 Pat Dooris

Checkout Pat's story on us tonight - KGW NewsChannel 8 @ 4:00P!

 

Get your TV watching schedule ready!  Pat Dooris and the KGW NewsChannel 8 crew visited Happy Cup this AM – and we’ll be on the 4:00P news tonight!  He checked out our Roastery, Coffee House and interviewed our clients and Founder, Rachel Bloom.

Hope you can tune in!

 

Happy Cup Coffee - Wilsonville Farmers Market

Time to mark your roasting calendars! 

Checkout our Community Outreach team member – and aspiring Roaster Extraordinaire – Charley Austin at the Wilsonville Farmer’s Market tomorrow, July 19 @ 6:00P!  He’ll be giving a roasting demo for all visitors to the Market.

Click on the pic of Sofia Park for map and details – and hope you can join us!

Happy Cup Coffee - Wilsonville Farmer's Market

Sofia Park - Home of the Wilsonville Farmers Market