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Ristretto Roasters Saga Continues As Wife Of Owner Writes Op-Eds And Coffee Company Solicits Donations


The tale of a Portland coffee shop’s tangle with free speech and the free market continued this month, as the wife of the owner of Ristretto Roasters wrote several articles, including an op-ed for the Los Angeles Times, and then the coffee company began soliciting donations on its website.

If you’re just tuning in, the story began in December when Nancy Rommelmann, a writer and the wife of Ristretto owner Din Johnson, started a YouTube series and now podcast called “#MeNeither” with columnist Leah McSweeney.

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