Grand Opening of Specialty Coffee Drive-thru

June 29 - mark your calendars, it’s gonna be a big one! We’re having an all day grand opening party to launch our drive-thru. There will be hourly give-aways, live music, and some other fun stuff. We’ll keep you posted in the next updates. Because you all are our dedicated followers, both new and old, you’re hearing about it here first…

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The Shop is Open!!!

The last 7 months have been one heck of a ride. I personally bit off more than I should have overseeing the build out myself and paid quite dearly for that. But walking into a shop that I had a hand in building most of is a feeling hard to put into words. The only thing I can think of to compare it to is how I feel looking at my daughter; a mixture of deep affection, joy, and accomplishment combined with a sobering realization that what I’m looking at is much bigger than me and something I can’t claim any responsibility for…

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Gregory Ward
Meet Jon

It's past due to introduce you to the man behind the product, the creator of every delicious coffee bean you've tasted from Bridge City. He makes my job really easy by creating a truly top notch and enjoyable roast every time. We'll do a Q & A style here between the two of us…

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Gregory Ward
Sourcing and Why It Matters

We received our first order of beans from the Hingakawa Women's Association (more on them later), Jon has been up to his eyeballs in beans roasting over the past two weeks, I've been in discussions with some incredible potential partners, we purchased a new roaster, started with a great wholesale client, sleep has been harder to come by, and we're loving it…

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Story Behind The Name Bridge City

I have been obsessed with greatness. It feels good to get that out of the way because my obsession with it has hindered me from getting anywhere close to achieving it. Funny how life works that way sometimes. The thing you think about the most constantly eludes you because blind focus on it becomes like walking through a forest while looking down at your feet the whole time, which we all know will guarantee that you run face first into a tree…

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Update and Reflection

I understand now why people always write about things after they happen. It's far easier, less painful, and allows you to shape and control the narrative. When a house is completed you can describe in detail the parts of it you like the most while leaving out the parts you don't. You can talk about how amazing the kitchen and living room are but not say anything about those pieces of unfinished trim or how the master bathroom was actually a total disaster…

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What Will You Do With This One, Fragile Life?

This post isn't necessarily about tangible steps we're taking to build Bridge City Coffee, but rather why we are building it. It's different than the other posts, but I think that's a good thing at this point in the process. This is also the most personal one, which is difficult, so bear with me.My wife and I just returned from a 2 week trip to Portugal for our anniversary, which was much needed. The last few years have been full of a lot of pain and frustration while learning difficult, but necessary, lessons…

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About UsGregory Ward
Struggles, Apologies, and Exciting News!

I think I may institute a policy of sending out free bags of coffee to everyone subscribed to this blog when I don't follow through with writing when I say I will. Maybe then I'll be more prompt with writing...maybe. My apologies for not writing when I said I would. While I could simply go in and erase the part in the last entry where I said I would write the following week, I won't. Doing that wouldn't be staying true with chronicling the good, the bad, and the embarrassing…

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