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From the Publisher's Desk: Adios to the morning person

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Jessica Randolph near the end of her shift May 31, her last day as a barista in Crescent City. The Daily Triplicate/Michele Thomas
When I lived in Grants Pass the Boersma family owned a dairy on Upper River Road. By the time I moved to the coast the cows had been phased out and pasture land transformed into Dutcher Creek Golf Course.

The young Boersma brothers, Dane and Travis, went on vacation – I think it was to Costa Rica – and returned to Grants Pass enthused about roasting coffee beans in their hometown. In 1992 they started serving their coffee from a cart downtown a few blocks from my office. They set up early and entertained passersby with their grins and high-energy personalities.

The brothers’ charisma was contagious and their business boomed. Before long they opened a sit-down coffee house in an oddly shaped building with exposed brick walls on 6th and D. Next their blue and white drive-throughs popped up on corners all over town.


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