Firstly, I hope that everyone reading this is well and safely ensconced in their home, existing in isolation during this pandemic. Happy Easter!
My New Zealand friends and family are in full lock down, now ending their second week of four. NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Adern has been universally praised for her decisive actions which has seen NZ being in the top 3 safest places in the world during this pandemic. In contrast, POTUS Donald Trump claimed in a recent press conference that "It's a brilliant germ" and that it was outsmarting antibiotics, which is false. Covid-19 is a virus, not a germ. It's common knowledge that a virus cannot be killed by antibiotics.
Here in Tasmania we are in a semi state of lock down, with cafe's able to do take away and delivery, and some retail stores still open. We can still go to Bunnings for that essential tank of gas for the bbq! But we are also practising social distancing and being very careful to wash our hands regularly and only going out when necessary. I chose to close the store over the month of April, for the safety of my team, and safety for our customers. For my business this means we are still fulfilling internet orders for fresh roasted beans and now also fresh baking of 12 packs baked to order and delivered the next day within Launceston City limits.
Laurie Rose, our Rockstar Baker is ready to make to order any of the tasty treats we have available for purchase, and we'll deliver the next day.
Finally, I'd like to thank everyone for supporting us during these hard times. It was a very hard decision to temporarily close the store, but be assured we are surviving, and because we are getting internet orders we will be in the store roasting and fulfilling. If the Roasterbot is in, then the Coffeebot will be too! The door will be closed, but If you smell the beans roasting, then come on in and have a brew!
Take care of yourselves, Nick.