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Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 8:40pm
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This is probably old news for most of you, but Stumptown is opening a roastery and cafe in downtown LA by the end of August. Here's the link to the article in the LA Times:
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Posted Mon Aug 12, 2013, 10:51pm
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Do you mean the roaster? Even though there are smaller ones, 60 kg is not unusual and still small for a commercial roaster. Some industrial drum roasters can manage a batch of beans up to 640 kg. I guess it all depends on your planed output.

 
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Posted Wed Aug 14, 2013, 8:34pm
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Actually, Nobby, I meant that it's "huge news" that Stumptpwn is opening a cafe and roastery in LA

 
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Posted Thu Aug 15, 2013, 7:23pm
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It is. Brings more quality competition down here. Someplace else to go coffee crawling :) Hope it doesn't drive any good local people away.

 
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Posted Thu Aug 15, 2013, 9:54pm
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It depends on how you would classify the news if it is huge or old for you. But the roasting plant has not open yet and it will be opened on the last week of August. This is great news for coffee drinkers in LA, although it affects other coffee business there. Moreover, competitors of coffee business may be affected by the competition but advantageous for coffee customers to have a coffee in convenience and possibly enjoy coffee at lower price.

 
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