Move part of coffee company’s growth plans Blue Star Coffee Roasters has found a new home — just down the street from where the coffee wholesaler and retailer started operations a dozen years ago. Co-owners Meg and Dan Donohue announced this week that Blue Star has purchased the Coyote Ridge building at 1240 East Methow Valley Highway, […]
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Methow Valley takes straw poll
Several local food and beverage purveyors are joining a worldwide campaign to curb waste and pollution by attacking a small but pernicious problem – plastic straws.
They are choosing not to offer straws in the drinks they sell, and if people request straws, they are …
New owners consider plans for highly visible Twisp parcel
A prominent piece of Twisp real estate — a wedge-shaped parcel between Highway 20 and the south end of Glover Street — has new owners who are considering plans for future development.
The property was purchased recently from Hank and Judy Konrad by Clint and Lina Estes and Matt Smith.
Coffee is the star — intentionally – at Blue Star
No detail is too small for local roaster celebrating its 10th anniversary By Don Nelson You’ll hear the word “intentionality” a lot if you spend any time talking with Dan and Meg Donohue about Blue Star Coffee Roasters, the company they launched in Twisp 10 years ago. It’s an efficient way of summarizing how they […]
Blue Star debuts new look in coffee bags
By Don Nelson Yes, that’s a coffee bag — although probably unlike any you’ve seen before. Blue Star Coffee Roasters recently began stocking retail shelves and its store in Twisp with the new bags, which replace the paper bags Blue Star has used for years. The new bags are shorter, wider and made with “high-barrier” foil, which […]
Electric vehicle rally rolls through valley in June
Plug-In North Central Washington, an organization that supports electric vehicles, is hosting the North Cascades EV Rally of Discovery on June 6 and 7, with a major portion of the route in the Methow Valley. The 157-mile rally will begin on June 7 at Pine Near RV Park in Winthrop, which has an electric charging […]
Calling all regional baristas to Blue Star training event
Blue Star Coffee Roasters is inviting all “eastside” baristas to take part in a new event, The 509 Barista Jam, on June 7 and 8 at the company’s roasting plant in Twisp. The Barista Jam is intended to bring people from the coffee business together to learn about making the best espresso. Participants will take […]
Blue Star questions Lariat’s use of logo, marketing materials
By Don Nelson
Lariat Coffee Roasters of Winthrop is being asked by Twisp-based Blue Star Coffee Roasters to revise its logo and make other changes in its marketing efforts.