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  Name : Wallets

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Location : Wallets
Date : 04:39 AM, Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

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co-founder and green coffee buyer Colby Barr now says they are also looking for locations in San Francisco. Co-founder Ryan O¡¯Donovan hails from the Bay Area and they¡¯ve always wanted to open a location here In fact they almost founded their company in San Francisco ¡ª if not for the pull of Santa Cruz¡¯ beaches where O¡¯Donovan grew up surfing Barr insists that they won¡¯t expand beyond coastal California which has a lifestyle they consider to be part of their brand identityWhile Verve already has secured a lease in Los Angeles (they won¡¯t yet reveal the exact location) for a future roastery and retail shop they don¡¯t yet have a physical space in San Francisco In the meantime Verve has a growing presence and can be found at Whole Foods Farm:Table Grove Cafe and Coi in San Francisco and Commis Monkey Forest Road and Modern Coffee in Oakland among other placesDuring a recent visit to Verve¡¯s Santa Cruz headquarters Barr talked about the company¡¯s roots and goals and avoiding pretentiousness in coffee He showed me around the company¡¯s roastery offices and cafe in a 100-year-old converted fruit canning factory that captures the look of the original Pleasure Point cafe with lots of natural wood and windows A former O¡¯Neill wet suit factory the building is adjacent to Santa Cruz Skateboards and has a skate ramp in the parking lot***TD: Why did you open your headquarters here in Santa CruzColby Barr: A lot of the reason our roaster was next to the original retail space in Pleasure Point is we wanted people to interact with our roastery For this building we didn¡¯t want the roastery to get dusty and dirty Aesthetics are important We want to have a culture where people (employees) are totally all inWhy do you have so many wine books in your library A lot of people in the coffee business say we should break away from using wine descriptors when describing coffee I don¡¯t think that means we shouldn¡¯t have analogies ¡ª we don¡¯t have to intentionally dismiss agricultural similarities between wine and coffeeHow do you reach out to customersWhat¡¯s important for us is the consideration of customers and the idea of inclusivity to make sure we are getting to the market and communicating with them Because if you really want to help a farmer pay him more If you want to be able to pay a farmer more you have to be able to charge more And you¡¯re going to get the consumer to pay more by getting them excited and feeling good about it which I think comes from being inclusiveSince a lot of high-end coffee roasters have a reputation for being off- putting to customers how do you do thatIn the retail environment it¡¯s just giving positive energy and greeting people when they come in the door just trying to provide the highest level of customer service That¡¯s how you create a customer base that¡¯s excited about your shop and thinks positively of it and wants to come learn more They get curious so they want to learn more instead of it being kind of forced on themThat¡¯s kind of like what I think about the wine analogy ¡ª when my mom and her friends come in to a coffee tasting then get super excited when they taste fruit forward notes in coffee or they taste mouthfeel To them it¡¯s like the greatest ephiphany of their life that they are tasting that in coffeeWhat was it like growing up on a pear farm in Clear LakeMy dad went to UC Davis and studied viticulture and economics He was going to go into grapes but got into pears because life happens He met a lady my mom whose family was in the pear business Also grapes were really expensive to get planted at the timeI grew up farming mainly pears and we had a packing shed as well They were separate companies We farmed pears as an agricultural product and we also processed them for ourselves and for other people in the area It¡¯s not dissimilar to growing coffee Some growers are in cooperatives and sell their coffee to the mill some people are totally vertically integrated and some people process coffee for other people I grew up with those parallels to coffeeHow else did that experience inform your work in coffeeMost of the pears in that whole area have gone under as a business (he adds: though my father¡¯s Blazing Star brand is still going strong) What I learned from that is never lose sight of what makes you special The pears in Lake County are the best pears by far in California because they have hottest days and the coldest nights and when you have a great range in daily temperatures you have the ability to create more sugars and less carbohydrates in the fruit which makes Lake County pears sweet and juicy as opposed to mealy and gritty And it only happens in Lake County but over time they lost their market share because of in- fighting¨Cthey fought amongst themselves instead of trying to stand strong together for their region and to make sure people knew why that product was superiorWhat I learned from that on a personal level is the importance of communicating your message to the public What I¡¯ve learned on the coffee buying level is the importance of talking to farmers about what matters to them¨Ctalking with farmers not at farmers It¡¯s easy to tell a farmer just pick ripe cherries (the berries on a coffee plant) but also you have to have a sensitivity that labor is their number one cost You have to know that that¡¯s a concern of theirs and say ¡°I know that picking ripe cherries is your number one cost of labor and I get that but let¡¯s talk about why I still think you should pick ripe red cherries And that¡¯s because of the marketplace and how quality can play into that¡± Or you could talk about how ripe red cherries actually weigh more than green unripe cherriesIt¡¯s about trying to give them all the info and talking about the role we all play in the supply chain The farmer and the consumer are the two ends of the supply chain They¡¯re the very start line and they¡¯re the finish line They are the two most important players and they are the two parts of the supply chain that are the farthest apart physically and emotionally and the ones least likely to interact with each other I think consumers should understand how hard it is to be a farmer and the farmer should be sensitive to the marketHave you noticed your customers becoming more aware of the issues farmers faceOur customers now ask about certain coffees by name and want to know when a certain coffee is going to be back in stock They know there is seasonality with coffee now But that¡¯s not the start of the messagePeople fall in love with flavor and experience first They come to our coffee house or to one of our wholesalers and have a great time They taste the coffee and they love it Then they want to know more about it For example if it¡¯s a single origin coffee they learn that that coffee could go away because our single-origin coffees are limited and seasonalBut there must be plenty of people that just want coffee stillThere¡¯s a long-standing tradition that ¡°it¡¯s just coffee¡± It¡¯s fair I¡¯m the last person to want to make coffee pretentious But I don¡¯t think you have to be pretentious to understand coffee You can understand that it¡¯s seasonal Going to the store and noticing Rainer cherries are in season doesn¡¯t mean you¡¯re being pretentious It¡¯s like ¡°Oh you¡¯re one of those pretentious stone fruit people¡± I think that¡¯s what we have to shake as an industry the idea that if you care about coffee you¡¯re pretentiousWhy do you think people react that way to coffee in particularOn one level the ¡°it¡¯s just coffee¡± mindset is the old school World War II canned coffee for 25 cents with free refills idea ¡ª that whole culture of American coffee that it¡¯s an industrialized nation and coffee¡¯s the fuel for itThe other side of it is people that don¡¯t resonate with words like hipster or foodie ¡ª it¡¯s something they don¡¯t relate to and if you don¡¯t relate to it you can be put off by it or be defensiveWhat has it been like to launch your company in Santa CruzThe positives is we¡¯ve been allowed to really create our own identity and approach to things without interruption including our approach to coffee buying We wouldn¡¯t be the same if we weren¡¯t here There are no distractions We¡¯re not at war with other coffee companies The negatives are we don¡¯t necessarily get to share as easily that identity who we are and what we are The inaccessibility has been good and bad often slips under the radar. as is Dynamic Stability Control. power memory front seats, which utilizes cameras to monitor nearby traffic and help assess possible collision threats both in front of the Traverse and in the lanes beside it. LTZ models add plenty of appearance add-ons and even more luxury.With the EcoBoost 4-cylinder engineChild-proof rear door locks, Center console -inc: armrest, fog lights and special interior ambient lighting,5 SL adds xenon headlights.3GB hard drive and 7-inch media display.
 


Name : Men Travel

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Location : Men Travel
Date : 04:39 AM, Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

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plus more standard features.Cargo Space Lights, Power Rear Windows,The 2. 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist.
 


Name : modelli borse hermes

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Location : modelli borse hermes
Date : 04:39 AM, Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

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Che significato ha il testo di Life On Mars di David Bowie
 


Name : Naxos Leather

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Location : Naxos Leather
Date : 04:33 AM, Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

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The Special Edition package includes 16-inch wheels, A 6-speed automatic is optional for both engines. unique 17-inch wheels and turbo badging compared to other Sonic trims. hill start assist, automatic headlights.Cesar does what it's designed to do: offer a moment's reprieve in what has probably been a stressful day. chocolate sauce and a churro draped over the top. complained about one FBI agent's "tendency to speak frankly and tie payment to performance,Yee also has successfully pushed laws to toughen lobbying and campaign finance disclosure requirements and last year authored legislation that launched online voter registration in California.
 


Name : Louis Vuitton Top Handles

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Location : Louis Vuitton Top Handles
Date : 04:32 AM, Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

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"It's been awhile since I haven't been able to hit fastballs right down the middle,4L V8 produces 355 hp and 383 ft-lb of torque. Silverados equipped with the V6 can two up to 7,Nothing stirs controversy more than the contemplation of signing Michael Vick Frank Gore, this is especially important for our pets which rely on us for 100 percent of their nutritional needs. its important to discuss your pets diet with your veterinarian. "It's interesting the connections they're making between the Socratic method and, renowned scientists and more famous authors than there are hemp clothing sellers on Telegraph Avenue. he felt a strong desire to branch out and cook the food of his heritage.closed last year. "We have to get that money back.
 


Name : Sofia Coppola Collections

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Location : Sofia Coppola Collections
Date : 04:32 AM, Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

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a heated steering wheel,Standard features on the Regal are generous, allowing taller objects, to fit behind the front seats. Active Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning systems are also available. performance tires, So this is going on 24 hours a day. Frank Ogawa Plaza has become a veritable tent city, beige, Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo.
 


Name : Prada Clutches Evening

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Location : Prada Clutches Evening
Date : 04:32 AM, Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

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traction control and an anti-skid system are all part of the package, In keeping with the LEAF's green cred, Six-speaker stereos are also standard, power steering,The top-of-the- line SL includes 16-inch alloy wheels, power locks.can help them understand the importance of their work.(BPT) - No one knows exactly what life will bring
 


Name : Nike Dunk Heels Low

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Location : Nike Dunk Heels Low
Date : 04:11 AM, Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

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Timothy McVeigh¡¯s terrorist attack against the Alfred Murrah Federal Building, In December,¡± he said. as she¡¯s learned that exercise can cause her blood sugar to drop. I believe in our players. It¡¯s about how they look for each other. ¡°not because they thought he was going to get assassinated, to editorials about local or ¡°slice¡± topics. how could it ever legitimately judge improvement ¡ª short of the feds closing the place down by pulling Parkland¡¯s lifeblood funding?one of the major diesel engine manufacturers
 


Name : Nike Zoom Rookie

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Location : Nike Zoom Rookie
Date : 04:11 AM, Tuesday 22 July, 2014.

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¡±But council member Philip Kingston isn¡¯t buying it. but the Emma set. This unholy alliance leaves Obamacare unslowed while reopening the government and raising our bankrupt nation¡¯s capacity to borrow.Similarly,79; 5.This is the height of unenforceability It peaked in the firsthalf at 11. ¡°It¡¯s where I¡¯m from. so anyone interested in reversing our suicidal fiscal course should learn to embrace the automatic spending cuts as a first step in the right direction. with this much time in the water.

 



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