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WSU alumni create local coffee roast company

The Kamiak Coffee Company based in Moscow sells its roasts to local coffee shops, such as the Moscow Food Co-op and Café Artista, as well as to customers around the country.

MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter

September 21, 2020

Two years ago, Kyle O’Malley and Grant Schoenlein decided to quit their stable jobs and start working on their dream of creating a premium coffee company in Moscow.  Both O’Malley and Schoenlein graduated from WSU and are two of just a handful of WSU alumni that started their own coffee roast...

OPINION: Pumpkin spice has gone too far

The ubiquitous pumpkin spice seems to be everywhere during fall — but it might be time for it to go. From pastries to lattes to Frappuccinos, all things pumpkin-flavored have grown stale and passe.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

September 17, 2020

Fall is upon us. Along with the leaves turning brown, Halloween season and the beginning of school comes one more player — pumpkin spice lattes. I have never understood the hype behind pumpkin spice lattes until this fall. I drank my first PSL (pumpkin spice latte) before my first day of class, an...

Purpose Roasters changes management, continues to expand

Purpose Roasters, originally located at 301 S. Main St. in Colfax, moved locations next to Flowers, Decor & More.

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen reporter

July 6, 2020

Just when the front doors of a coffee shop in Colfax seemed like it was closed for good, it found a way to come back to life. When Purpose Roasters opened in spring 2018, it started with spouses Travis and Janelle Harrison, as well as friend Nick Wright.  The doors of the first Purpose Roasters’ cafe closed March...

OPINION: Battle of the coffee shops

Will worldwide power or regional appeal win out in this week's battle of the coffee chains?

SARAH DANIELS, Evergreen columnist

June 17, 2020

I started going to Starbucks when I was about five years old. My dad and I would go every Sunday, and I would get an iced hot chocolate (still my fave) with a chocolate-glazed old-fashioned donut. I lived in Arizona during my childhood and bore witness to the first Dutch Bros Coffee shop when one...

The Daily Grind closes main shop

The Daily Grind closes main shop

ANDREA GONZALEZ, Evergreen reporter

May 8, 2020

The Daily Grind closed its main coffee shop on May 1 in response to COVID-19 regulations.  The closed shop is located on Main Street. Both drive-through stands located on North & South Grand Avenue will remain open, according to a statement on the Daily Grind website.  The Daily Grind’s co...

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