Groundwork News

A Nationwide Coffee Fundraiser For The ACLU


Coming together to support the ACLU

Coffee. Tea. Community. For more than a quarter-century, we at Groundwork have made a point of not only doing business according to our values, but also living by them. Recently, some of our community, which spans the globe, has come under fire from the highest level of our nation’s government. We felt compelled to do something about that. This weekend (Friday through Sunday), we’ll donate to the ACLU 5% of all sales from our 12 cafes. And for every bag or can of coffee that you buy at those same cafes or on our website, we’ll donate $1 of your purchase to the ACLU. We are proud to do our part to join in a nationwide movement spearheaded by Sprudge.

You can also donate directly to the ACLU here.

Groundwork Hits the Road!

If stopping by your local Groundwork for a cup (or plate) of your favorite is a daily ritual, we have excellent news: Your daily ritual is coming to you. Beginning this week, we’re taking our show on the road! Serving delicious hot and cold beverages, pastries, and quick bites, the Groundwork mobile espresso truck is everything you’ve come to love about Groundwork — only on wheels. Be sure to follow us on social media to find out when we’ll be in your neighborhood.

The Black Bourbon

Bourbon Coffee Cocktails with Groundwork

Coffee lovers! Bourbon lovers! Rejoice! Once again, Groundwork’s very own R&D team has been pulling late nights in the lab. This time, they’ve emerged with a little something special that blends our brand-new Big Shot espresso and Bulleit Bourbon into one fine cocktail. Just in time for your New Year’s festivities, we give you The Black Bourbon. Enjoy! (We have a feeling you will . . .)

• 2oz. (double shot) Big Shot espresso
• ½oz. Maple Syrup
• 1oz. Bulleit Bourbon
• 1oz. heavy cream
• Ice cubes - for shaker & glass
• Dash of freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Put all ingredients (besides nutmeg) into cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake vigorously.
  3. Pour over ice in lowball/rocks glass.
  4. Lightly dust with fresh nutmeg.

Yields a 5oz. cocktail

Happy Hour!

Happy hour time at Groundwork PNW!

Are you in the mood for a handcrafted beverage or freshly baked pastry? Well, if it’s 4:00 pm and you’re in Portland, you’re also in luck. Every day, beginning at 4:00, it’s happy hour at your local Groundwork Coffee. We’ll be offering $1.00 off your favorite drinks and half off baked goods. And while that offer doesn’t include bottled beverages, we’re confident that you’ll find plenty of deliciousness. So, dig in and enjoy!