We mentioned in our last post that the bakery is undergoing a number of transitions all in effort to serve this community better and give you, our customers, the unparalleled experience we want Back to Eden to be known for. First up on our to-do list, we have decided to begin working with another coffee roaster who could better accommodate the needs of our growing small business. We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the fine people at Cellar Door over the years and wish them the absolute best as we part ways. If you find yourself missing their bean you can always visit them in their charming southeast cafe located at 2001 SE 11th Ave. in southeast Portland. Thank you Cellar Door for all your business and support!
That said, we are proud to introduce you to our newest business partner, Trailhead Coffee Roasters! Not only do we enjoy their incredible product but we feel that their commitment to sustainable agriculture, ethical harvesting and green business practices is in alignment with our own vision and values. Trailhead is very committed to strengthening the communities they work with both locally and at the beans’ point of origin. Working closely with Café Femenino, a cooperative of women farmers, a percentage of Trailhead’s profits are donated to the Café Femenino Foundation which helps to improve the quality of life in coffee growing communities. They also donate a portion of the profits from the sale of Café Femenino coffees to a revolving KIVA microloan program supporting women and children in Africa. Additionally, Trailhead is very supportive of local events here in Portland, including bicycle related activities from cyclecross races to Shift to Bike’s Breakfast on the Bridges monthly event. The roast facility itself is carbon neutral through carbon offsets from TerraPass and all business activity, where possible, is conducted by cargo or commuter bike. To learn more about this emerging small business and their practices please visit their website or in person at their “accidental cafe” located at 1847 E. Burnside Tuesday-Friday 9am-2pm.
And what pairs better with a fine cup of coffee then a fresh-baked doughnut? Towards the end of 2012 we began offering baked (not fried) vegan gluten-free doughnuts that have been incredibly well received. We are starting out with one seasonal flavor at a time but as they continue to catch on in popularity we are likely to increase the options available. The featured flavor right now is this beautiful Apple Cider Doughnut with a Vanilla Bean Glaze topped with a dehydrated apple slice. This is one treat you sure don’t want to miss so stop by soon to see what all the buzz is about and then pair it with a cup of Trailhead coffee to get your own buzz on! And stay tuned for future doughnut/coffee news as the offerings will only get better throughout the year!
Thank you for all your business and support!
All the best,
Back to Eden Bakery