After a long hiatus on our blog site, I can announce that we have opened our new cafe space, and revamped roasting facility. We have been working since June 1 to build onto the corner of Colorado and East Main in downtown Buena Vista, the first building on Main since 1979. Three weeks into the opening, I can visit the computer and post a couple photos and a link to South Main’s article from opening day, and start blogging once again. Thank you to everyone who visited this summer and endured construction noise, lack of cookies from our baking space, and general periodic uproar. How grateful we are to be open and fully operational once again.
A woman came into the Buena Vista Roastery yesterday asking for a donation for an event in town. I started to explain to her our difficulty this year in giving straight donations, given the green coffee market. One of our mechanisms for sustaining through this period of uncertainty is by re-designing our method of contributing back to the community. Once I began to explain the green coffee market she exclaimed her dislike for the current President and how he has ruined the country and now she cannot sell her house, etc. For this politically motivated and uncouth solicitor, I present an interesting run down of the increase in commodity prices and resulting increases in coffee prices.
We at the Buena Vista Roastery and Bongo Billy’s have long awaited the day when we can house all of our beans, cocoas, equipment, baking, et cetera in one spot. Spread out in 5 spaces through the town of Buena Vista, we have maximized our efficiencies, but only within the context we have had. Now, at long last, we have broken ground on an expanded space, which will bring us into one building. This is right on East Main Street in downtown Buena Vista.
Eddie and company are doing another fundraiser at the Asian Palate on January 15 for the Arkansas River Trust, which will raise funds and awareness for the Arkansas River.Â Grammy nominee Missed the Boat from Steamboat Springs will provide an incredible evening of bluegrass and rockygrass music!
- Where: 528 East Main, Buena Vista Colorado (Asian Palate)
- When: 9PM on January 15th, 2011
- Cost: $10
- Sponsored by PBR, CKS, South Main, The Five Spot Live, and the Buena Vista Whitewater Project
Hope to see you all here!
At long last, with the Town of Buena Vista’s recently adopted Recreation Plan in hand, a team of disc golfers raised money and donated a heck of a lot of sweat to open Buena Vista’s first 9 holes of disc golf. The ribbon cutting happened ironically enough on Labor Day, 2010 – a great time to toss the disc around after such long hours for the crew. Thank you PlayGreen for your efforts, thank you town of Buena Vista, and thank you volunteers, players, and sponsors (including the BV Roastery, Eddyline, Trailhead, CKS, PSH Signs, Hi Rocky, Biggies, AVDI, and a couple other who escape me).
It’s a fantastic walk through the pinons below Mt. Princeton, Mt. Columbia, and Mt. Yale. You can scarcely see a building. Drive east toward the river and turn north just past the softball field. More signage is coming. Closed toed shoes would be preferred.