Posted: Aug 17, 2009 1:57 am
it's a business, not a hippy collective out in the woods... businesses exist to turn a profit, plain and simple...as I'm sure he will.
Yeah but look how lets say Discord Records has been doing buisness, they really have never strayed from their intial mission to capture D.C. music and they have a storyed history of being offered big bucks to sell which they didn't. And I know that comparing records and coffee beans are like apples and bananas but not really. If a buisness works to market themselves as independent , local and serving a specific market and has success doing that then way try capture more of a national market share. You alienate people that respect your original mission. And as far as turning a profit, we'll see their are only so many people out there who continue to believe in Stumptown as their own little gourmet , local , independent , hipster ,coffee company. And I dare say alot of people who live in Portland , Seattle and NYC who care about coffee are not going to still support Stumptown. I am definately not a taste maker or person who at the top of the trend world nor do I try to be. I'm just a guy who has seen another indy company who I cared about turn into everything I despise in capitilism. Enough said I AM NOT DRINKING STUMPTOWN.