Say it ain't so!
Our beloved Noah Henscheid, an integral part of True Stone's growth over the last few years, is moving on.
On July 20th, 2011, I cold-called a local coffee-roasting company named True Stone.
Fresh out of college with a degree in design and a passion for coffee, I asked the owners, Bruce and Charlene Olson, for a job. â€œSorry,â€ they replied. They were just a small coffee roaster with no openings. â€œHowever, Tim, our delivery driver, is looking for someone to sample coffees on the weekends. You should talk to Tim.â€I started that August brewing up coffee and handing out samples at the Minneapolis Farmers Market on the weekends. After a few months, Bruce offered me a full time position at the company to do design, marketing and customer service. From that point on, itâ€™s been quite the caffeinated ride.
In the last two years, I helped redesign the look and feel of True Stone. From coffee bag labels and logos, to building the new website, to posting the latest news on Facebook and Twitter. All the while, I had the privilege of learning everything I possibly could about the realm of coffee.
Lots of fantastic things have happened in my time here. Our staff size has grown by fifty-percent. Weâ€™ve gone high-tech with our coffee roasting logistics. Weâ€™ve added a quality control program dedicated to making sure our coffees keep improving. And Iâ€™ve got to say, the future of coffee looks incredibly bright.
Now, after two and a half years, the time has come for us to part ways.
Starting in March, Iâ€™ll be transitioning to a new job with Cooks of Crocus Hill in St Paul. The departure is bittersweet. Iâ€™m excited to see where this new direction takes me, but Iâ€™ll greatly miss all the coffee geeks at True Stone. Itâ€™s been wonderful to watch this fresh, local and independent St. Paul coffee roaster grow and develop into the company it is today.
With all of that being said, stay in touch! Iâ€™m still right here in St. Paul, ready and waiting to geek out about coffee. Shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com or find me on Twitter at @noahhenscheid. Iâ€™ve enjoyed meeting and working with all of you. It has been a true honor.
We'll miss you, Noah!