Rowster pioneers coffee subscription service | Business
by Brittany Beezhold in LOCAL LIFE
Rowster New American Coffee partners with Kickstarter to offer Regular Coffee, a locally roasted brew.
A warm cup of coffee between your hands, the smell of roasting coffee beans and the sound of the espresso machine steaming milk form the atmosphere of Rowster New American Coffee, located at 632 Wealthy Street. Rowster is committed to the purity and quality of its coffee as well as producing green, fairly sourced products.
And last month, something new happened at Rowster. Through Kickstarter, an online funding platform, Rowster was able to launch a new idea called Regular Coffee Co.- a separate brand of locally roasted, affordable coffee manufactured at Rowster.
Kurt Stauffer, the founder and President of Rowster Coffee, met Stephan Curtis, a coffee enthusiast and now current vice president of Rowster and Regular Coffee. Together, Stauffer and Curtis formed a new collaboration.
“This project has grown out of our love for great coffee (which has been our fuel for Rowster) and our frustration with the inability to easily share it with people around the country,” said Curtis.
“We started questioning why places like Portland and Seattle are alone being considered 'hubs' of the...