A Chat with Schmidt's Garden Center
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a full service coffee shop nestled inside a garden shop and gift shop. We have year around climate controlled seating in our greenhouse surrounded by flowers, and indoor seating as well.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Our most popular drink is our mocha. Everybody loves chocolate, but what makes ours special is Longbottom Coffee and Tea of Hillsboro. Longbottom uses a special roasting process (developed in Corvallis!) that removes the bitter outer chaff layer of the bean for a superior cup every time.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We've been a local neighborhood business for 56 years, and a coffee shop is a great way to connect with our neighbors.
What do you love most about your job?
Visiting with our customers and our staff.