Klamath Falls, Ore. – Three Oregon Tech students are taking a hands-on approach at learning business management.
The “Bulletproof Brewhouse” opens for business Saturday.
“Last week has probably been the most stressed I’ve felt for a while,” explained student and co-owner Seth Gretz. “I’m actually on the track team at O.I.T., and I’ve competed at some pretty high levels – and nothing has even come close to this.”
Co-owner and partner David Murphy says the coffee shop is a business venture, and an educational pursuit. “It’s just completely both. We, me and Seth, are business management students, small business entrepreneurs and marketing. And we’re using it as our senior project.”
The “bulletproof” name comes from a coffee drink that includes coconut oil and butter.
“And you blend it together, and it’s really frothy,” said communications major Madison McCuiston. “The caffeine stays in the fat, I guess, that’s in the butter and coconut oil so the caffeine stays in your system longer.”
The grand opening will take place at 5 Saturday afternoon.
The Bulletproof Brewhouse is located in the Campus Square plaza on North Eldorado, next to the V.A. Clinic.
They hope to expand their menu over time.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.