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Interior counter with 1 lb. bags of coffee, flavored syrups and pastries with barista making a drink at Gladstone's Happyrock Coffee
Jarrod Lyman | 04/27/2020 | Food & Drink

Happyrock Coffee Is The Ultimate Anti-corporate Coffee Shop In Mt. Hood Territory

Tall glass of Happyrock Coffee Roasters iced mocha with hand-knitted blue sleeve holder

The next time you need a caffeine fix, head to Gladstone to Happyrock Coffee Roasting. We recorded a Territory Tales podcast with owner Lisa Halcom, as she told us how she came to acquire this landmark business in Gladstone and managed to make it even more of a local icon.

Happyrock, a play on the name of Gladstone, has been roasting  coffee for well over 15 years. In that time they've won numerous awards including finishing top-three in best coffee competitions at the Oregon State Fair. They hand pick their coffee varieties from farms that grow the beans responsibly and sustainably. They then roast the beans in-house. It's a fun process to watch, as the roaster sits on the floor of the coffee shop and is surrounded by large bags of beans from throughout the coffee-growing world. 

Despite having a staff she raves about, Lisa still takes an active role, single-handedly roasting the coffee each day. It's this dedication to her creation that makes each cup a work of roasted art. 

The company is also a big proponent of sourcing their ingredients locally. Their milk comes direct from Lady Lane Farm in Mulino, for instance, and Lisa partners with a lot of local businesses, from Strand Tea Co. in Sandy to Simply Divine in Oregon City. She also makes her own chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, chai, mint lavender and hibiscus syrups in house.

On another visit we had the opportunity to sample a few drinks. I'm a mocha drinker myself, and really fell in love with the German Chocolate Mocha. Also awesome are the lavender mocha and barista Jamie's favorite, which includes a fantastic honey drizzle on top. Any of the three make for an ideal way to shake off the morning blahs.

Happyrock Coffee Roasting Co. display of a made coffee, bag of coffee beans and stickers

Happyrock Coffee Roasters is located at the intersection of Dartmouth and Portland Avenues in Gladstone. You can also find them online and on Facebook. Once you get your coffee, head over to Meldrum Bar Park and enjoy a gorgeous spot along the Willamette River. 

Jarrod has been working in the tourism industry for more than 15 years. He helps develop strategy for Mt. Hood Territory web content as well as their social channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest, and works with local media promoting the amazing attractions here. He likes cake. 

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