Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters

Showing of Paper Tiger Film + Panel Discussion

The acclaimed documentary Paper Tigers will be given a special showing at the Kiggins Theatre at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. The film—which has been praised by audiences and critics at the Seattle International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Milwaukee Film Festival, as well as at limited-release local showings across the country—follows students for an academic year at Lincoln High School, an alternative high school in Walla Walla that  has radically changed its approach to discipline, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty,   violence and disease that plague a sizeable portion of American society.

Paper Tigers, directed by HBO documentary filmmaker James Redford, takes an intimate look at several students’ lives and how they’ve changed their self-destructive behaviors with the support, understanding, and encouragement of Lincoln High staff and other students. The movie isn’t for younger viewers because some of the material and themes are distressing, but the ultimate message is one of hope: even the hardest-t0-reach kids aren’t lost.

There will be a post-film panel discussion about the issues explored in the movie, and coffee will be provided by the ‘Couve’s very own Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters. Tickets to this special screening are $9 per person and a portion of ticket sales goes directly to the Vancouver Council PTA.

Paper Tigers + Paper Tiger

The acclaimed documentary Paper Tigers will be given a special showing at the Kiggins Theatre at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17. The film—which has been praised by audiences and critics at the Seattle International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, and Milwaukee Film Festival, as well as at limited-release local showings across the country—follows students for an academic year at Lincoln High School, an alternative high school in Walla Walla that  has radically changed its approach to discipline, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty,   violence and disease that plague a sizeable portion of American society.

Paper Tigers, directed by HBO documentary filmmaker James Redford, takes an intimate look at several students’ lives and how they’ve changed their self-destructive behaviors with the support, understanding, and encouragement of Lincoln High staff and other students. The movie isn’t for younger viewers because some of the material and themes are distressing, but the ultimate message is one of hope: even the hardest-t0-reach kids aren’t lost.

There will be a post-film panel discussion about the issues explored in the movie, and coffee will be provided by the ‘Couve’s very own Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters. Tickets to this special screening are $9 per person and a portion of ticket sales goes directly to the Vancouver Council PTA.

Liger Roast at Paper Tiger

Lion + tiger = liger. Yup, it's real thing, and not just a figment of Napoleon Dynamite's imagination. Paper Tiger's new Liger Roast is the result of a delicious partnership between Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters and the Washington State School for the Blind (WSSB). Here's the story:

DavenportRoastingKenny Fletcher, Paper Tiger's owner, was approached by WSSB's Community Liaison & Transition Coordinator, about teaching the fine craft of coffee-roasting to a WSSB student candidate, Cameron Davenport. Fletcher told them about a new coffee blend he was working on, and thought it might be a good fit for the school's private roast label and a perfect way to introduce Davenport to coffee-roasting—and thus the Liger Roast was born, a richly roasted combination of two Direct Trade beans from Brazil and El Salvador. The beans may be from South America, but the roast is a truly local product, and you can only get it at Paper Tiger.

LigerLogoThe new roast was given the "liger" moniker because WSSB's school mascot is a lion and, of course, Paper Tiger is all about tigers. The roast's logo was designed by another enterprising WSSB student, and Paper Tiger created a custom logo stamp to label every bag of Liger Roast that Davenport makes. Davenport also works with a roasting facility on the WSSB campus and has taught six other students how to roast the perfect bean. Together, they roast as much coffee as the school coffee shop needs every day. And here's the most delicious thing: all profits from the sale of this coffee at Paper Tiger are donated to WSSB.

To order yourself a bag of Liger, visit www.papertigercoffee.com—or better yet, drop by the store at 703 Grand Blvd. in Vancouver for a freshly-brewed cup.

 

“Buy Vancouver USA” meeting at Paper Tiger

Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters often hosts special events, and on Wednesday, April 30, coffee-loving guests are invited to attend a meeting of "Buy Vancouver USA," where Patricia Zamboni Coash of Aushi Mizani will speak about successful goal-setting. Buy Vancouver USA is an alliance of local, independent businesses affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance. Meetings are open to anyone interested in improving the local economy by keeping money circulating locally.

Paper Tiger makes (in our opinion) the North Bank's best cappuccino, or you can order hand-roasted coffee by e-mail at papertigercoffeeroasters@hotmail.com. And here's a bonus for those who order online: Every week, Paper Tiger supports a local nonprofit organization by donating some of its proceeds to the charity AND giving customers 15% off their coffee orders. You'll sip a little more happily knowing that you contributed to the community. To learn more, visit www.papertigercoffee.com or "like" them on Facebook.

Buy Vancouver USA at Paper Tiger

If you don't want to drive all the way to Portland for a hip coffee house with superior single-origin coffee roasted on-site—well then, please don't, because it's entirely unneccessary when we have Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters right here in Vancouver. You can relax in the shop with (in our opinion) the North Bank's best cappuccino, or you can order hand-roasted coffee by e-mail at papertigercoffeeroasters@hotmail.com. And here's a bonus for those who order online: Every week, Paper Tiger supports a local nonprofit organization by donating some of its proceeds to the charity AND giving customers 15% off their coffee orders. You'll sip a little more happily knowing that you contributed to the community.

Paper Tiger often hosts special events, and on Wednesday, April 30, coffee-loving guests are invited to attend a meeting of "Buy Vancouver USA," where Patricia Zamboni Coash of Aushi Mizani will speak about successful goal-setting. Buy Vancouver USA is an alliance of local, independent businesses affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance. Meetings are open to anyone interested in improving the local economy by keeping money circulating locally.

Paper Tiger is located at 703 Grand Ave. in Vancouver, just south of Mill Plain and north of Evergreen. To learn more, visit www.papertigercoffee.com or "like" them on Facebook.

Love Is a Fur-legged Word at Paper Tiger

Drop by Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, order some of the finest hand-roasted coffee available on the North Bank, and help a fur-faced friend. Or, place your order by e-mail at papertigercoffeeroasters@hotmail.com. Either way, mention code COFFEEISGOOD and you'll get a discount.

Every week, Paper Tiger supports a local nonprofit organization by donating some of its proceeds to the charity AND giving customers a discount on their coffee orders. This week, Paper Tiger is supporting Second Chance Companions, a Battle Ground-based pet adoption and placement organization. Paper Tiger Customers will get 15% off their coffee orders, and sip a little more happily knowing that they contributed to an organization that's committed to matching animals who need homes with loving guardians.

Even if you're not motivated by animal love, Paper Tiger is a can't-miss destination for anyone who cares about truly superior, artisinally-roasted-in-small-batches coffee. In our opinion, it's hard to get a better cappuccino in the entire Northwest (and it's possible that we've tried every independent coffee house from Grant's Pass to Port Townsend). This is specialty, single-origin, lovingly prepared coffee. Every roast from every region is different, distinct, and delicious. Choose pour-over, siphon, or Chemex brewing. And by all means, pair your perfect cup with a locally-baked-from-scratch pastry, or a bowl of housemade muesli. Finally, if you're a chai fan, you musn't leave without ordering a glass (or a bottle) of their mixed-on-the-premises Mother of Chai.

Paper Tiger is located at 703 Grand Ave. in Vancouver, just south of Mill Plain and north of Evergreen. To learn more, visit www.papertigercoffee.com or "like" them on Facebook.