Nothing `bad' about name
October 3, 2008 · Updated 1:13 AM
I am the owner of Bad Ass Coffee Co. in North Bend and
I am writing in regards to Anita Florence's letter [Jan. 18] and
how outraged she is.
Bad Ass Coffee Co. is an actual coffee company from
Hawaii. Bad Ass Coffee Co. has been in business since 1989 and has
franchise stores throughout the country and now in North Bend.
We are a wonderful little donkey store that is trying to bring
a little of the Hawaiian spirit to North Bend with our
wonderful lines of Kona coffee. We're not out to offend people, as our sign
does show our donkey, which is on every product we sell, along
with our name and what we think about our name:
"Ass: Any number of horse-like perissodactylous
mammals (family equidae) having long ears and a short mane, especially
the common wild ass (equus asine) of Africa. Donkeys and burros
are domesticated asses."
Kenneth G. Lightweis