Friends I am sad to say that Stickman Coffee has closed it's doors. The simple reason is not enough coming in and to much going out. The reasons for this are many and varied. Much of this was my own mismanagement some to location some do to the economy and some I may never know. I have enjoyed my time at Stickman and will miss it a lot. I thank everyone who supported us and enjoyed our coffee and told their friends about us. I will regroup and eventually try again. Roasting and serving great coffee in a great environment is what I like to do. I learned a lot during this time and can hopefully do better next time. I will keep you posted on what I am doing in the near future.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
This weekend June 21st is the Fremont Solstice Parade and Fremont Fair. I am very excited and also very scared. While Stickman Coffee has made a name for itself especially among espresso lovers we still have yet to reach the general public. Sometimes I wonder if the general public can appreciate what Stickman and other companies like us are trying to do. That is until I see a unsuspecting customers eyes light up as they taste one of our drinks. I realize that not everyone will appreciate or like our coffee and that is fine but, from experience at Hotwire Online Coffee house and Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Co. that with perseverance people will go out of their way for good coffee. Many people have asked me why I would open another coffee house in Fremont especially one that is hidden and right behind another coffee house. Well my answer is that I wanted a coffee house in Fremont that I would go to and people like me. One where the coffee matters. Now I know I still have some work to do but, the impact in Fremont is already being felt. I don't say that Stickman Coffee has the best coffee in Seattle or even Fremont but, there are a growing number of people who tell me that all the time. So, I say all this to say that this weekend is our chance to reach the masses. I hope I don't blow it. I again thank everyone who supports Stickman Coffee and I thank my awesome barista's who rock and are dedicated to making awesome drinks.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Well for one thing I am really tired I need a day off. We now accept credit cards and we have more seating. People are loving the coffee. Many straight espresso and macchiato drinkers have found us and have become regulars and that makes me happy being a straight espresso drinker myself. We also have a growing number of people that come in regularly for coffee from our clover machine. Yes I know that they were recently acquired and it doesn't really bother me as long as I can get parts for it and find some to service it. I thank everyone who has supported Stickman and hopefully we will continue to grow and people will discover the love of good coffee.