Friday, March 26, 2010

Bird Rock’s poster child for a local, successful business

A great article about Bird Rock Coffee Roasters came out in the La Jolla Village News 3/25 by Adriane Tillman. The story describes how Bird Rock Coffee Roasters owner Chuck Patton turned his hobby into a business that has also become a social hub for neighbors at 5627 La Jolla Blvd. To read the article click here.
It's an inspiring example of how he found a niche in the competitive coffee industry (he's accross the street from Starbucks) and followed through on his vision. For the past two years, Patton has traveled to places like Ethiopia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Columbia, Sumatra and Ecuador to build partnerships with individual farmers based on the quality of their beans. As residents have experienced, Patton has also made his shop a pillar of the local community. Bird Rock Coffee Roasters supports fundraisers at Bird Rock Elementary School, and donated space in the store for the Bird Rock History Museum. In addition,  promoted local artists and is working with the non-profit ArtReach to bring art to classrooms. You should also know, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters sells their beans onsite and online. Delivery available within range of thier BRCR electric delivery truck to Bird Rock, La Jolla Village and Pacific Beach.
You can also fan them on Face Book & Follow on Twitter for news & events.

Source: LJVN

1 comment:

  1. I can not even begin to articulate properly how much I love this place. Awesome coffee aside, the play area, wireless internet complete with available plugs is just so great!