News, Reviews and Press about Longbottom
Here's what customers, press and others have to say about Longbottom and the Longbottom Coffeehouse and Roasting Factory...
Thanks to everyone for the excellent customer service! The coffee speaks for itself!!! We enjoyed our two visits through Hillsboro on the way to the coast, and we'll be back through again in May :) Can't say enough what a cool place this is to stop and get coffee on the way to the coast! Since we have always ordered online it was kind of like a tourist attraction for us to stop by!!! People should go out of their way to stop at The Coffeehouse! The staff were friendly and helpful. Everyone should put this on their list of places to go. We had sandwiches on the way home to Spokane and they were outstanding! Can't wait to try breakfast on the next trip in May! In the meantime we'll keep being a loyal online customer. Thanks again .... Dianne & Ed M., Spokane, WA
"Dear Longbottom Coffee Folks: I live in eastern Oregon, in the desert and love your service and your coffee! Thanks for the fast service, it is greatly appreciated. We have quite a few specialty coffee options around here despite our small town setting, but I think your coffee beats any of them. I like the dark roast and many choices and excellent service, so thanks!" - Susan Polizzi
"Good morning, I just have to tell you that I have been ordering the Equitas Organic Viennese Blend coffee and it is simply the most enjoyable drinking coffee I have ever had. My aunt and uncle have used your coffee for years and I finally decided to order my own and could not be more thrilled. So thanks you and keep up the great work! Nothing gets a day underway like a fantastic cup of java!" - Jane Dalgliesh
"Hi! I had the good fortune to be at a meeting in Portland, my first trip to Oregon. Your state is spectacular and the people were so friendly every where I went. I tried your coffee in the Portland Airport and loved it. Just to let you know, I think your coffee has Starbucks beaten hands down!!" - Kathy Boydston
"Greetings, I was driving from Ashland to Eugene and stopped in the Promise Market for a cup of decaf and the told me they only served regular. I told them caffeine gives me the jitters but they convinced me their coffee was the best and so I bought a small cup for the road. Well, it not only didn't give me the jitters, but it was the best coffee I have tasted in a long time. I only wish I had gotten a larger size. Thanks for making regular coffee enjoyable again. Look out Starbucks - I'm spreading the word that you're the best!" - Bran Jones
"I had to tell you that, at 35 years old, I never thought I'd look forward to waking up in the morning again. Your Dolce Vita has changed that. I'll never buy Starbucks again, or Coffee Bean, or whichever place "Leo" was spotted at recently. I'm yours and yours alone. A little gallery on East Sunset in L.A. was service your coffee and I had a little teeny cup. It tasted like first love. I give it to my dearest of friends. It's setting next to me right now as I write this. Thank you thank you thank you. With immense admiration..." - Kim Rhodes
Hello! First, your coffee. It is very good, but I especially wish to comment on your Equitas organic French breakfast blend which is some of the best tasting coffee I have ever had! For my particular tastes, it competes well with Celebes, but made with the French press method instead of the usual drip. Interesting how different types or varieties of coffee need a particular brewing method to bring out their finest flavors. Second, I have had two lunches at your place and they are superb as well. You do good business well. I have referred others. Thank you! Sincerely, Gary J., Beaverton
Wholesale Account Testimonials
"Very helpful with education and information that can be passed out to consumers. Longbottom is very pro-business, and they really look out for me and my coffee shops." - Stu Staub, Blue Moon Coffee Company, Hastings, Grand Island and Lincoln, Nebraska.
"Great response and customer service!" - Dianne Adkins, Coffee's On, Portland, Gresham and Troutdale, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.
"When you said you would hold our hand, you literally did. The presentation packet was impressive." - Mark and Sherri Brown, Coffee Getaway, Damascus, Oregon.
"We are constantly receiving positive comments on our Longbottom coffee and we appreciate the prompt customer service." - Laura Buzzini, Weathervane Coffeehouse, Oregon City, Oregon.
"We are phenomenally impressed with the quality and attention to detail. Longbottom always goes the extra mile." - Bob Cox and Linda Brown, Joe Beans, Lynchburg, Virginia.
"I am happy with the service I get from all of the people at Longbottom Coffee, especially my salesperson..." - Geri Downer, Geri's Juice & Java
"You guys are awsome!" - Pam Clancy, Clancy's Coffee
"Service is excellent - I love having suggestions of new drink items - possible menu changes. Love having the monthly specials." - Patty Booth, Coffee Corner
" I Love It - My mom introduced me to Longbottoms not too long ago. At first I was sceptical, because I'm a Starbucks guy, and I loooove starbucks. But when I tried one of their Caramel frosties it took me by surprise. Now I love Longbottoms, and I tell all my freinds about it, who are also Starbucks junkies. The service is always good, slightly slow but that's fine. It's such a great atmosphere that I don't mind waiting for a little bit..." - Jake P. - Insiderpages.com
" Family Owned Contentment - Longbottoms is a great place to go. The service is freindly, though sometimes a little slow, but the scones make up for it. I could weigh 2 tons if I ate all the scones I wanted to from there. I love lazing on the couch and visiting with freinds over a good cup of java." - J.P - Insiderpages.com
" My own little ‘Central Perk’ like on Friends - This is my favorite place to meet with friends. I feel like I'm on the set of Friends! You can smell the beans roasting and the coffee is delicious! Great atmosphere and very clean. A little hard to find but worth it." - Denise E. - Insiderpages.com
" Shhh...Can We Keep This Place a Secret Just Between You & Me? - This wonderful coffee shop with great ambiance is located on the premises of Longbottom Coffee and Tea Company where they roast and package their own coffee. It offers breakfast and lunch at reasonable prices - i.e. a hearty bagel sandwich with eggs and meat and a delicious 20 oz. latter cost me $7. Add cozy chairs and wonderful decor and it makes Longbottom the kind of place you want to hang out, but keep all to yourself. So Shhhh..." - Kim R. - insiderpages.com
" The smell is great - Longbottom roasts their own coffee so the smell is fantastic when you walk in. I enjoy their brews and if you enjoy a good cup of coffee, this is it." - Alex S. - insiderpages.com
"Coffeehouse and roastery with full range of drinks, a full breakfast and lunch menu and barbecue. Ample seating and good wifi coverage throughout. Seating can be tight around lunchtime as it is a popular lunch destination." - ilovefreewifi.com
"Have been here a few times now for breakfast. The food was always good and the coffee was good too. The service has been excellent every time. They offer free wireless Internet, which is nice compared to Starbucks. There a few comfy places to sit and a view of the inside of their warehouse. It is kind of fun seeing the pallets of coffee. Still not sure why I feel that way. " - Robert N. via yelp.com
"Longbottoms let's my cycling group park near it on Saturdays. Coffee is good but today I had breakfast. Wow! I'm eating here more often." - Ken N. via yelp.com
"A colleague at work told me about this place when I first arrived at work three years ago, and I've going there cocsistently for coffee and occassional sandwich. Not sure if their food is great but since I'm there for coffee, it makes things convenient for sure. If you live nearby, I definitely recommend this place." - Jin C. via yelp.com
Vendors, Partners and others
Bruce Milletto - ABC Coffee School and Bellissimo Coffee Info Group
Last Monday evening, a group from Bellissimo enjoyed visiting an old friend -- Longbottom Coffee and Tea, located right in our backyard, Hillsboro, Oregon. The occasion was the company's 25th Anniversary Celebration. The party went on all day, but the main festivities started after the workday was over.
The founder and owner of Longbottom's is Michael Baccellieri. I met Michael for the first time in 1994 at the Houston SCAA show. At the time Bellissimo was a one-product company, and we displayed our "Espresso 101" on a tabletop. Michael's booth was located just a few aisles away, and I remember how we talked and discovered that our families came from the same part of Italy. This was the start of a long-lasting friendship.
It goes without saying that it is no accident Longbottom Coffee is one of the most successful roasters in the Northwest. It all starts with Michael's passion, integrity and business savvy. You will never meet someone with more of a commitment to quality and his customers than Michael. Night after night in the summer, he takes them on cruises down either the Willamette River or Columbia River on a boat he bought and restored, which was originally an Alaskan fishing vessel. Michael's intense spirit and work ethic was no different in the restoration of this boat than it is when he roasts great coffee. The boat is truly a work of art. I will always remember the night Bellissimo and Fresh Cup Magazine were the guests on a special cruise. It was one of the last evenings I spent with Ward Barbee. He was so mellow that night; being on a boat was his ultimate passion. The trip was a little different that night. Rather than the usual four-hour cruise, ours turned into almost seven. We docked on the Willamette River in downtown Portland where we had an extraordinary view of the city lights at night. Like the party on Monday night, we ate like kings and felt the true spirt of both the man and the company called Longbottom Coffee.
I just want to thank Michael and all the Longbottom staff for the excellent product and dedication they bring to this industry. At the anniversary party as the band broke into a love song from the 60s, Michael rushed over to where I was sitting. He bent down and whispered in my ear, with the exuberance he is famous for, "I used to sing this song out loud when I worked in a lumber mill putting myself through college, but I was really singing it to that woman over there who became my wife." Michael... on so many levels you are truly amazing and I am honored to be your friend.