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Boyd’s Coffee, Recently Purchased by a Texas Company, Will Lay Off 135 Oregonians

The company will close after more than 100 years in Portland

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Brooke Jackson-Glidden is the editor of Eater Portland.

Say goodbye to Boyd’s on Sandy: Oregon Public Broadcasting broke the story that Texas company Farmer Brothers will close Boyd Coffee Company, meaning an unlucky 135 Oregonians — 230 employees, total — will lose their jobs come October. Boyd’s, the coffee spotted in hotel rooms everywhere, opened in Oregon in 1900, which it says makes them “one of the oldest family-owned coffee companies in the world.” The company sold to Farmer Brothers in August for $58.6 million after the company struggled to grow revenue, the Oregonian reported.

“There is a lot of pride in the company, and pride in their contributions to a rich and vibrant history,” Boyd VP of human resources Ann Nordquist told OPB. “There is no doubt this kind of change is difficult and emotional.”

The company will close all of its storefronts by Oct. 1. Eater has reached out to Boyd Coffee Company for comment.

Boyd Coffee Company [Official]
Portland Coffee Company Founded In 1900 Leaving Oregon For Texas [OPB]
Revenue stagnant, Portland’s Boyd Coffee Co. sells to Texas roaster [The O]