‘Vote’ for Oak Cliff Coffee, no more at Espumoso

At the same time that Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters owner Shannon Neffendorf is starting a voter card campaign, allowing fans of his product to "vote" for a neighborhood establishment to carry Oak Cliff Coffee by leaving a business card suggesting as much, new Bishop Arts coffee shop Espumoso has decided to stop carrying the product.

Owner Tony Fernandez says taking Oak Cliff Coffee off of his shelves is a business decision. Another roaster that Fernandez works with (he also carries Pilao coffee out of Brazil and Coffee Buendia from Columbia) agreed to provide all of the equipment and setup along with the coffee beans, and with all of the expenses of starting a new business, it’s not viable for Espumoso to carry Oak Cliff Coffee, too, he says. Fernandez says he will serve and sell the remaining supply of Oak Cliff Coffee he has in stock, which he expects to run out by the end of this week.

By |2009-05-29T12:01:00-05:00May 29th, 2009|Bishop Arts District, News|1 Comment

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  1. jake May 29, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    I assume Tony wanted to help another local business person but quickly found out that if he likes his espresso machine and discounted beans, he would need to cease any and all outside coffee sales. Hopefully this is just a coincidence that the voter card campaign started at the same time because it doesn’t seem right to throw another local business under the bus for making a business decision. Maybe OCCR should get their own retail location up and running.

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