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Empire Ranch Blend Signature Series Coffee Backstory


The Inspiration:

The "Empire Ranch Blend" is deeply rooted in personal history and heritage. Named in honor of the Empire Angus Ranch, the farm where I grew up, this blend is a tribute to the land, hard work, and family traditions that shaped my upbringing. Located in the small town of Canby, Oregon, nestled between Portland and Salem, the Empire Angus Ranch was more than just a farm; it was a way of life.


The Ranch:

Empire Angus Ranch, as my father proudly called it, was a modest farm that reflected the agricultural lifestyle of Canby. Situated right off the Willamette River, Canby was known as the "Garden City" of Oregon, a place where nearly every family had a connection to farming. Whether they owned a farm, worked on one, or lived next to one, the community was deeply intertwined with agriculture. Our farm was no different, bustling with cattle, horses, goats, sheep, chickens, a big garden, and a fruit orchard.


The Family and Motorcycles:

While our farm was primarily about agriculture, motorcycles were an integral part of our family history. My father, in his late teens and early twenties, was an avid motorcycle rider, a passion he shared with his younger brother, my Uncle Mark, who was a desert racer. Although my father eventually stopped riding motorcycles by the time I was a kid, he recognized the same enthusiasm in me. Encouraged by his own experiences and seeing my excitement, he did everything he could to ensure I had the opportunity to ride dirt bikes.

Growing up on the farm, my father supported my passion for motorcycles by providing me with dirt bikes and encouraging me to ride with my friends. His encouragement and support allowed me to experience the thrill of motorcycle riding, much like he did in his youth.


The Coffee:

Empire Ranch Blend is crafted to embody the essence of the Empire Angus Ranch and the spirit of adventure. Just as the farm produced a variety of high-quality livestock and produce, this coffee blend is made from the finest specialty-grade beans. The blend offers a rich, robust flavor profile with a smooth finish, reminiscent of the wholesome and hearty meals enjoyed on the farm. Each sip is designed to take you back to the early mornings and hard-working days on the farm, offering a taste of the past with every cup.


The Legacy:

This blend is a tribute to my father's legacy and the values he instilled in me, hard work, dedication, and a deep appreciation for quality. The Empire Ranch Blend is for those who understand the importance of heritage and the joy of a well-brewed cup of coffee. It’s a blend that honors the past while embracing the present, much like the Empire Angus Ranch itself. It also celebrates the adventurous spirit of motorcycle riding, a bond shared across generations.


The Story:

Imagine the serene mornings at the Empire Angus Ranch, with the first light of dawn breaking over the fields, the air filled with the sounds of nature waking up. The smell of freshly brewed coffee wafting through the air as the family prepares for another day of work. Empire Ranch Blend captures these moments, offering a rich, smooth coffee that’s perfect for starting your day or reminiscing about the past.


Empire Ranch Blend is more than just a coffee; it's a connection to a simpler, more grounded way of life. It's a celebration of the land, the hard work, and the family traditions that make life meaningful. It also honors the legacy of motorcycle riding, the thrill of the open road, and the bond between a father and son. Enjoy each cup, and let it transport you to the fields of the Empire Angus Ranch, where every day was an adventure and every moment was savored.

Empire Ranch Blend - standard grind

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