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  • Espresso Please
    July 02, 2010 - 13:35

    Here in NL we are always being preached at to not depend on gov't to pay our way through welfare and EI. To be entrepreneurs... start businesses.. prosper. Besides all the red tape that I'm sure this guy had to wade through to start his business, now he's victim of all the naysayer neighbours he has.
    I don't understand why people can't be genuinely happy for this man and his thriving business!!!

  • John
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Telegram, I assume you mean that Mr. leDrew's emissions are 5% to 10% of what they were - not 90% to 95% .

    And as for the substance of the story (and in this case, substance is a good word), I can think of a lot of people who would think that living in Paradise MEANS the smell of coffee in the morning. Cetainly, if that is all that people have to complain about, we are a long way from the days when Millais wrote that the freshness of the outport air is undoubtedly due to the fact that Newfoundlanders never open their windows. Of all the silly things to complain of, this belongs close to the top of the list.

  • Linda
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Well there Paradise town council, I think you've been told!

  • newfiegirl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    Again, Newfoundland politicians at their finest. I can't believe how unbelievably incompetent they are. We need some young, competent, new blood to get their names on the ballot and start doing good things for this province. The old cronies have got to go. St. John's is a prime example of that!!! Get into the 21st century. As many people have said, you can bet there are lots of the Paradise council in the drive-thru at Tim Horton's, as well as all those lodging complaints. All being probably about 10 people with nothing else to do but complain. Wonder how many of them actually are employed right now. Maybe they should go ask the Jumping Bean for a job and they would have something to occupy their time with.
    It still saddens me to see how many Newfoundlanders can't be happy to see their neighbours get ahead. As soon as someone starts something good, they can't wait to shut them down. SO, SO SAD.

  • Erin
    July 02, 2010 - 13:33

    This is absurd! The man is clearly making an effort to promote a eco-friendly business and seems to be taking everything in stride with what the council and community is asking of him! As people have said before in previous statements, try living near the brewery, farm land, near the infamous 'bubble' downtown....The man is bringing buisness to your town, giving people the chance to work within the community and also giving a Newfoundland buisness company a chance to grow and people are complaining of the smell of coffee? Or as I understand, the worst smell being compared to burnt toast? Grow up people and realize that there are far more worse things in the world you can be focusing your attention on....

  • Graham
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    I dont really like Mayor Wisemans big parking spot in front of the Town Hall. Can I have it removed please? Mayor Wiseman should join the Danny Williams team he has almost as big an ego as Tyrant Danny.

  • Steve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    So the big question is....do you comply with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Air Pollution Control Regulations ?

    If you do, then everyone should take issue with the province, not you?

    And if you don't, i guess it's time for you to do the responsible thing and comply with the regulations!

    Personally, i think i'd like to smell coffee in the air rather than all the other stuff!

  • Steve
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    Hey Wiseman.....I live by the MacDonalds and I hate the smell of it!!! Can you shut them down???

    Honostly, what a bunch of losers!!! People home with nothing else better to do. Get a life people!! Im sure the people complaining spend quite some time in the lineup at Tims in Paradise!!!

    If I were the owner, I'd pack up and get the hell out of there!!! And Paradise are saying there open for busniess??? What a crock!!!

    You should get the complainers to start a petition....Im sure they wouldn'd fill a page!!!! Good luck with the busniess, I love the coffee!!!!

  • who
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    Shoulda stuck with your junior mayor......

  • Pat
    July 02, 2010 - 13:27

    I am still unsure of the problem the town is having with Jeff's Business. This is a great market that shows the entrepreneurial spirit of Newfoundlanders at work, if anyone is trying to threaten that, its essentially a dig at the changing diversity of our provinces industry.

  • Frances
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Coffee???? People are complaining about the smell of coffee??? Now I've heard everything. I truly believe there are people who just LOVE to complain - generally, as a hobby. Surely goodness there are more troublesome things in your life than the smell of coffee?? Get over it, wake up and smell the ....you get the picture.

  • LOTTE
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    I read the Telegram every morning...this story ...well simply put...UNBELIEVEABLE...

    People are complaining about the aroma of coffee.. C'mon people......What is the world coming to? Seriously....A man starts a business....and the council approved the business IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA...who is really at fault here? THE TOWN for allowing it to begin with....
    An industry is not permitted in a residential area...lol common sense should have prevailed...

    Mr LeDrew...Get your lawyer involved...cite the obvious ...they allowed you to open shop in a residential area now they are telling you residents are complaining...Shue the behind of the city and have them pay for the business to be moved to an INDUSTRIAL area...

    Or....as Sherri above wrote...use the fact the fertilizer odours and sewage plant odours are present as well...

    Anyone with a grain of common sense would choose the smell of roasted coffee over Crap and fertilizer..lol no?

    As for the dense fog like times...LOL ITs Newfoundland!!!! Fog is a given

    People....pick and choose your battles wisely....I live in the area....and welcome the smell of coffee each morning....Especially compared to the alternative...

  • Darren
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Hey, I live in Paradise.. This bunch of clowns should be more worried about trying to fix the real problems in Paradise. Poor state of topsoil road, playgrounds for our children, developers that are running shotgun over the clowns at Town Hall, water pressure. etc.... Living this area, I rather the smell of coffee than pot.....

  • D
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    this matter just shows the incompentence of the paradise council in their ability to deal with issues. there must be some professional and accurate way to measure whats being omitted from this bussiness. is coffee smell worst then smell of laquer, grain, deep fried foods, or wood smoke? who nose......

  • Mike
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    This is an absolute joke, but I wouldn't expect anything more from a town council with a Mayor that wasn't even voted in by the people and couldn't even beat a 19 year old in an election. As a resident of Paradise I want to see things like a fire station, a hockey rink, a swimming pool, a high school and other services that make the town less reliable on other communities.

    What I don't care about is if there is a smell of coffee on St. Thomas Line which from some of the comments I've read here is not even that bad.

  • sherri
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    I have a home near this spot and do not mind the aroma. It drowns out the smell of liquid fertilizer being sprayed on the farm further up the road and almost drowns out the odor from the new sewage treatment plant down the road when the NE wind blows.

  • Heather
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Some people must spend their days thinking up things to complain about.

  • Dee
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    I agree with the comments here. I also live in Paradise and I would much rather smell the scent of coffee than the smell from a farm. I also live close to the Tim's in Paradise and I don't see anyone there complaining about the scent of coffee. Let the guy run his business, these are ridiculous complaints.

  • Jackie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    People in Paradise should try living on, say, Brookfield Road. Maybe they'd prefer the smell of cow poo and fertilizer? Or how about living in Quidi Vidi where they smell steamy barley from the brewery? Or what about a little closer to the Goulds? Wait for the wind to blow your way and you're sure to need a nose plug.

    The fact is we want our economy here in NL to grow and flourish and we should be supporting a local business, not doing everything we can to get them shut down.

    I think it's very unfortunate that Mr. LeDrew has to deal with ridiculous demands such as eliminate the odor ...come on, my neighbor cooks fish and chips and I smell THAT odor, there is SOME amount that is reasonable.

  • Odors and effulents
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    Can someone regulate the long-windedness of Terry Sanford/Stan. If someone types good day, Stan proceeds to explain in detail how one builds a clock. Imagine living next door to him.

    Jerry

  • AINSLIE
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    HEY MR WISEMAN,
    MAYBE THE ONE OR TWO THAT HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO OTHER THAN COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SMELL OFF COFFEE ,MAYBE THEY SHOULD GET A JOB/LIFE OR PERHAPS MOVE.
    I THINK LITTE BELLE ISLAND IS
    FORSALE

  • doris
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    What if it only ran at night-time?

  • jp
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    I live close to Jumping Bean and the smell does not bother me. Maybe the council should be concerned about the St. Thomas Speedway. Hang in there Jeff.

  • Terry
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    Just a note to Sherri, a resident of Paradise. Who posted that coffee smell preferable to farm smells'.

    When people buy/build a residence in order to live in a rural area they should expect that the existing 'rural' operations will continue.

    That means that chicken farming, field plowing, crop harvesting, cattle milking, sometimes at of dd hours of the 24 and as weather permits, and many other aspects of rural/agricultural life will still be going on. Expect to encounter agricultural farm equipment on the roads etc. Newer residents must expect to keep their household pets under control.

    Besides Paradise; the Goulds by the way, is another example of where there is a complete mess from allowing residential development, not only by the ones and twos of people related to or involved in the agricultural operations but to others! And now adjacent subdivisions!


    The Paradise coffee roasting operation sounds fairly new? And maybe it does now fall in the category of being a light industrial operation in what is now a residential area.

    But it is less than 20 years since Paradise started changing from being a semi rural area to being (like many other surrounding communities of St. John's), a dormitory suburb of that city.

    When some 30+ years ago people started moving into this area, the then members of the town council one of them a farmer, others in various occupations warned them to expect the usual activities of a rural area.

    For example; don't build a mansion down here on several acres and then complain that your neighbour whose family has lived here for several hundred years keeps a horse in his barn! Today with the rapid advent of even large lot (that's subdivisions NOT served by municipal water and sewer) there is still a potential for 'rural' problems and smells.

    As is said Location, location, location. If you want to smell the harbour live in downtown St John's. If you want suburban peace and quiet live in Mount Pearl.

    Maybe the fault; if there is one is the failure of town councils to clearly plan for and follow the municipal plans for their town. Possibly in attempt to try and please everyone in their community who has a vote and also by stepping on the roller coaster that More development means more tax revenue !

    Yes; and more costs and problems too!

    Let' be more careful how we plan our communities! It's very late when someone who has taken on a home mortgage then has complaints; often too late then to choose somewhere else to live.

  • Nancie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:22

    I'm from NL currently living in Toronto. It never ceases to amaze me how a large section of our population consists of nothing ut naysayers and other prophets of doom. This guy is making his way, earning his money, likely creating jobs and filling a niche. And all that these people - a few naysayers in Paradise and their town council - want to do is shut him down and keep him from being successful???! What is it with some NFLDers, that they can't stand to see other people become successful and prosperous? I first noticed the same thing when some acccquaintances took on negative views of Great Big Sea. Sure, the band may not be everyone's cup of tea, but they work hard, they've been successful, and they desrve it. The negativity is not only counter-productive, it's also uncalled for. Can we, as a people, support each other, and bask in each other's success, instead of looking for every little last thing to b*tch about? As for these people in Paradise who are complaining.... you must have sweet lives, if all you have to complain about is the smell of coffee in your neighborhood. Perhaps you should go live next to St. John's harbour, Robin Hood Bay, or somewhere similar. STOP COMPLAINING, PEOPLE! IT'S TIME TO GROW UP.

  • CB
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    You can't be serious. Complaining about coffee aroma...and the council actually acting as if this poor guy is putting out hazardous materials! I wonder who the squeaky wheel is and just what kind of weight they're capable of throwing around council!! Smells fishy if you ask me, never mind the coffee.

  • not sure
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    I'm not sure which group is more rediculous, the St. John's 'don't block my view of the harbour' NIMBY's or the Paradise 'I hate the smell of fresh roasted coffee' NIMBY's?

    Meh...they are BOTH rediculous.

  • Stripes
    July 02, 2010 - 13:19

    I don't like the taste of coffee, but love the smell of it, and no one in my house drinks it. Move next door to me. Lots of people living here like coffee.

  • Dougie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Paradise Council... FAIL!

    You were told to go with the young guy and you never... Suck it up buttercup!

  • Andrew
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    And you people in St. John's think you have it bad with Shannie and her groupies?

  • Colleen
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    I live just a couple of houses down from Jumping Bean and can assure you there is no issue here. One even the worst day, it might resemble the smell of burnt toast - which is significantly better than the stench of oil/diesel/gas from the multitude of dumptrucks and heavy machinery being used to pop up a subdivision on every vacant spot of land in the town.

    The Town of Paradise should consider focusing its attention and energy on a better residential development plan, implementation of improved community services (sidewalks, green space, arenas and playgruonds) than on destroying and driving solid, environmentally-concious, locally-run business out of town.

    For those who are bothered by the smell of coffee, try living near Lester's Farm and see how that fares.

  • KB
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    I would love to live close enough to smell coffee all day long. Its better than the smell that comes from the mayors office here in Paradise.

  • Dee Gee
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    That's the mentality of Paradise council .
    Instead of dealing with the real issues like water and sewer in this town, they pick on the small bussiness operator. What about that other coffee place on Topsail Rd. That causes traffic problems and I wonder if the people of Elizabeth Park complain about the smell of coffee . I think I've seen some council members and a certain mayor hanging out there.

  • David
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Jeff, looks like is it time to pull up roots and move into the big City with your business. St. John's would be more than willing to accept your commercial tax dollars. You should have know that the cheaper tax rates in Paradise comes with a cost when dealing with that backward bunch at the Paradise Town Council.

  • Anna
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    Everytime I drive through Paradise, I think how ironic it is to have this place called Paradise. There isn't a road fit to drive over, the lines have not been put on the roads yet, their mayor is a nut case and I could go on. I can't believe they would torment one of their few business owners about a problem like this. Mr. LeDrew, you have my deepest sympathies.

  • Complaining??
    July 02, 2010 - 13:15

    PEOPLE IN PARADISE--Bored out of
    there mind, finding something to
    COMPLAIN!! Aroma!! Ha!!
    LESTER'S FARM---cough, cough! not
    COMPLAINING!! Aroma!! Ha!!
    JEFF LEDREW---trying to make a business & people (customers) happy
    I'm not COMPLAINING!!
    Use your Common Sense people!!!

  • b
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    Abosolutely rediculous. Mister LeDrew, if you can't resolve this in the Town of Paradise, set your business up in a 'business friendly' municipality such as Mount Pearl or CBS. By the way, I would avoid St. John's.

  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    I've heard it all now. I'd say the smell of BS coming out of Wiseman's office has to be 100 times worse then the smell of fresh coffee brewing. Come on up to CBS Mr. LeDrew, we would welcome you with open arms a9and mouths).

  • Shirley
    July 02, 2010 - 13:14

    Complaining about a coffee smell.Unbelievable.. Next thing is the complaints against cloths hanging on a cloths line...oopppsss! has that complaint been registered already in some of the new subdivisions? It would be interesting to know just how many complaints there actually were...

  • Taxpayer
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    So for those complaining about farms, who was there first the farm or your house? Not smart enough to check out your house before you bought it doesn't give you a right to complain.

  • Heather
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    I can't understand why people are complaining, of all things, the aroma of coffee. At least roasting coffee does not smell like rotten beef.

  • Billy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    Read it again, Euroguy? The emissions are 90-95% LESS, not 90-95% of the original level.

  • Rudy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    I challenge those who are complaining to post their names here on this blog!

  • Mr. Soundoff
    July 02, 2010 - 13:11

    Between the town council rackets, steeples that move by them selves and now mysterious smoke that ...would literally almost be like a fog, you have to think this is the best horror fiction book ever written! This one for sure is Manufactured Right Here

  • Whatever Bud
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    If it was Tim Hortons roasting their beans,noone would complain about it.Of course the Clampetts in Paradise wouldn't know decent coffee if they tripped over it.

  • Anon
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    HA. Beats livin around the bay at low-tide. Or livin down the road from a dozen different farms with 3 different kinds of animal crap sprayed on em combined with persistent winds.

  • EuroGuy
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    his emissions are 90 or 95 per cent of what they were

    So a reduction of 5-10%? Or maybe the journalist needs to work a bit on his math.

  • Chris
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    With the multitude of other, more serious problems in Paradise, you would think council and those living close to Mr. LeDrew's business would find something more constructive to do. Complaining about the smell of coffee? Unreal.

    The owner has gone the eco-friendly route when other companies in town have not. The smell from McDonalds and Tim Horton's are likely much worse - and that's not considering the traffic and noise problems they create.

    Council should start focusing on some real problems such as addressing the lack of a fire hall and other infrastructure needs. One would think that the town council would have wised up after the last election. It was a wakeup call. Unfortunately, it seems they are still asleep at the wheel.

  • Harrison
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    Hey Paradise you elected the not so Wiseman live with it.

  • Don
    July 02, 2010 - 13:09

    My God, what people find to complain about!! Ridiculous! I'm not sure, but I believe Mr. LeDrew is originally from GFW? If this is so, come on back home Mr. LeDrew, we'd love to have you and your business ... along with the lovely aroma. Being a mill town, we've had far worse things to smell in years gone by. Come on home!

  • Steven
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    You people do not know what you are talking about.

    It is not coffee aroma. It is fumes and smoke from roasting beans.

    The smell of coffee brewing and roasting beans are not the same thing.

  • LJ
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    The Town Council of Paradise should be awarding Mr.Ledrew for being an eco Friendly businessman and deciding to start his business in the town.

    I live in Paradise and depending on the direction of the wind.I can smell chicken feed and fertilizer on the farm.
    If I had a choice I'd rather smell coffee !

  • Espresso Please
    July 01, 2010 - 20:25

    Here in NL we are always being preached at to not depend on gov't to pay our way through welfare and EI. To be entrepreneurs... start businesses.. prosper. Besides all the red tape that I'm sure this guy had to wade through to start his business, now he's victim of all the naysayer neighbours he has.
    I don't understand why people can't be genuinely happy for this man and his thriving business!!!

  • John
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Telegram, I assume you mean that Mr. leDrew's emissions are 5% to 10% of what they were - not 90% to 95% .

    And as for the substance of the story (and in this case, substance is a good word), I can think of a lot of people who would think that living in Paradise MEANS the smell of coffee in the morning. Cetainly, if that is all that people have to complain about, we are a long way from the days when Millais wrote that the freshness of the outport air is undoubtedly due to the fact that Newfoundlanders never open their windows. Of all the silly things to complain of, this belongs close to the top of the list.

  • Linda
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Well there Paradise town council, I think you've been told!

  • Erin
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    This is absurd! The man is clearly making an effort to promote a eco-friendly business and seems to be taking everything in stride with what the council and community is asking of him! As people have said before in previous statements, try living near the brewery, farm land, near the infamous 'bubble' downtown....The man is bringing buisness to your town, giving people the chance to work within the community and also giving a Newfoundland buisness company a chance to grow and people are complaining of the smell of coffee? Or as I understand, the worst smell being compared to burnt toast? Grow up people and realize that there are far more worse things in the world you can be focusing your attention on....

  • newfiegirl
    July 01, 2010 - 20:22

    Again, Newfoundland politicians at their finest. I can't believe how unbelievably incompetent they are. We need some young, competent, new blood to get their names on the ballot and start doing good things for this province. The old cronies have got to go. St. John's is a prime example of that!!! Get into the 21st century. As many people have said, you can bet there are lots of the Paradise council in the drive-thru at Tim Horton's, as well as all those lodging complaints. All being probably about 10 people with nothing else to do but complain. Wonder how many of them actually are employed right now. Maybe they should go ask the Jumping Bean for a job and they would have something to occupy their time with.
    It still saddens me to see how many Newfoundlanders can't be happy to see their neighbours get ahead. As soon as someone starts something good, they can't wait to shut them down. SO, SO SAD.

  • Graham
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    I dont really like Mayor Wisemans big parking spot in front of the Town Hall. Can I have it removed please? Mayor Wiseman should join the Danny Williams team he has almost as big an ego as Tyrant Danny.

  • Steve
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    So the big question is....do you comply with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador's Air Pollution Control Regulations ?

    If you do, then everyone should take issue with the province, not you?

    And if you don't, i guess it's time for you to do the responsible thing and comply with the regulations!

    Personally, i think i'd like to smell coffee in the air rather than all the other stuff!

  • Steve
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Hey Wiseman.....I live by the MacDonalds and I hate the smell of it!!! Can you shut them down???

    Honostly, what a bunch of losers!!! People home with nothing else better to do. Get a life people!! Im sure the people complaining spend quite some time in the lineup at Tims in Paradise!!!

    If I were the owner, I'd pack up and get the hell out of there!!! And Paradise are saying there open for busniess??? What a crock!!!

    You should get the complainers to start a petition....Im sure they wouldn'd fill a page!!!! Good luck with the busniess, I love the coffee!!!!

  • who
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Shoulda stuck with your junior mayor......

  • Pat
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    I am still unsure of the problem the town is having with Jeff's Business. This is a great market that shows the entrepreneurial spirit of Newfoundlanders at work, if anyone is trying to threaten that, its essentially a dig at the changing diversity of our provinces industry.

  • Frances
    July 01, 2010 - 20:13

    Coffee???? People are complaining about the smell of coffee??? Now I've heard everything. I truly believe there are people who just LOVE to complain - generally, as a hobby. Surely goodness there are more troublesome things in your life than the smell of coffee?? Get over it, wake up and smell the ....you get the picture.

  • LOTTE
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    I read the Telegram every morning...this story ...well simply put...UNBELIEVEABLE...

    People are complaining about the aroma of coffee.. C'mon people......What is the world coming to? Seriously....A man starts a business....and the council approved the business IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA...who is really at fault here? THE TOWN for allowing it to begin with....
    An industry is not permitted in a residential area...lol common sense should have prevailed...

    Mr LeDrew...Get your lawyer involved...cite the obvious ...they allowed you to open shop in a residential area now they are telling you residents are complaining...Shue the behind of the city and have them pay for the business to be moved to an INDUSTRIAL area...

    Or....as Sherri above wrote...use the fact the fertilizer odours and sewage plant odours are present as well...

    Anyone with a grain of common sense would choose the smell of roasted coffee over Crap and fertilizer..lol no?

    As for the dense fog like times...LOL ITs Newfoundland!!!! Fog is a given

    People....pick and choose your battles wisely....I live in the area....and welcome the smell of coffee each morning....Especially compared to the alternative...

  • Darren
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    Hey, I live in Paradise.. This bunch of clowns should be more worried about trying to fix the real problems in Paradise. Poor state of topsoil road, playgrounds for our children, developers that are running shotgun over the clowns at Town Hall, water pressure. etc.... Living this area, I rather the smell of coffee than pot.....

  • D
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    this matter just shows the incompentence of the paradise council in their ability to deal with issues. there must be some professional and accurate way to measure whats being omitted from this bussiness. is coffee smell worst then smell of laquer, grain, deep fried foods, or wood smoke? who nose......

  • Mike
    July 01, 2010 - 20:11

    This is an absolute joke, but I wouldn't expect anything more from a town council with a Mayor that wasn't even voted in by the people and couldn't even beat a 19 year old in an election. As a resident of Paradise I want to see things like a fire station, a hockey rink, a swimming pool, a high school and other services that make the town less reliable on other communities.

    What I don't care about is if there is a smell of coffee on St. Thomas Line which from some of the comments I've read here is not even that bad.

  • sherri
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    I have a home near this spot and do not mind the aroma. It drowns out the smell of liquid fertilizer being sprayed on the farm further up the road and almost drowns out the odor from the new sewage treatment plant down the road when the NE wind blows.

  • Heather
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    Some people must spend their days thinking up things to complain about.

  • Dee
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    I agree with the comments here. I also live in Paradise and I would much rather smell the scent of coffee than the smell from a farm. I also live close to the Tim's in Paradise and I don't see anyone there complaining about the scent of coffee. Let the guy run his business, these are ridiculous complaints.

  • Jackie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:08

    People in Paradise should try living on, say, Brookfield Road. Maybe they'd prefer the smell of cow poo and fertilizer? Or how about living in Quidi Vidi where they smell steamy barley from the brewery? Or what about a little closer to the Goulds? Wait for the wind to blow your way and you're sure to need a nose plug.

    The fact is we want our economy here in NL to grow and flourish and we should be supporting a local business, not doing everything we can to get them shut down.

    I think it's very unfortunate that Mr. LeDrew has to deal with ridiculous demands such as eliminate the odor ...come on, my neighbor cooks fish and chips and I smell THAT odor, there is SOME amount that is reasonable.

  • Odors and effulents
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    Can someone regulate the long-windedness of Terry Sanford/Stan. If someone types good day, Stan proceeds to explain in detail how one builds a clock. Imagine living next door to him.

    Jerry

  • AINSLIE
    July 01, 2010 - 20:07

    HEY MR WISEMAN,
    MAYBE THE ONE OR TWO THAT HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO OTHER THAN COMPLAIN ABOUT THE SMELL OFF COFFEE ,MAYBE THEY SHOULD GET A JOB/LIFE OR PERHAPS MOVE.
    I THINK LITTE BELLE ISLAND IS
    FORSALE

  • doris
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    What if it only ran at night-time?

  • jp
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    I live close to Jumping Bean and the smell does not bother me. Maybe the council should be concerned about the St. Thomas Speedway. Hang in there Jeff.

  • Terry
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    Just a note to Sherri, a resident of Paradise. Who posted that coffee smell preferable to farm smells'.

    When people buy/build a residence in order to live in a rural area they should expect that the existing 'rural' operations will continue.

    That means that chicken farming, field plowing, crop harvesting, cattle milking, sometimes at of dd hours of the 24 and as weather permits, and many other aspects of rural/agricultural life will still be going on. Expect to encounter agricultural farm equipment on the roads etc. Newer residents must expect to keep their household pets under control.

    Besides Paradise; the Goulds by the way, is another example of where there is a complete mess from allowing residential development, not only by the ones and twos of people related to or involved in the agricultural operations but to others! And now adjacent subdivisions!


    The Paradise coffee roasting operation sounds fairly new? And maybe it does now fall in the category of being a light industrial operation in what is now a residential area.

    But it is less than 20 years since Paradise started changing from being a semi rural area to being (like many other surrounding communities of St. John's), a dormitory suburb of that city.

    When some 30+ years ago people started moving into this area, the then members of the town council one of them a farmer, others in various occupations warned them to expect the usual activities of a rural area.

    For example; don't build a mansion down here on several acres and then complain that your neighbour whose family has lived here for several hundred years keeps a horse in his barn! Today with the rapid advent of even large lot (that's subdivisions NOT served by municipal water and sewer) there is still a potential for 'rural' problems and smells.

    As is said Location, location, location. If you want to smell the harbour live in downtown St John's. If you want suburban peace and quiet live in Mount Pearl.

    Maybe the fault; if there is one is the failure of town councils to clearly plan for and follow the municipal plans for their town. Possibly in attempt to try and please everyone in their community who has a vote and also by stepping on the roller coaster that More development means more tax revenue !

    Yes; and more costs and problems too!

    Let' be more careful how we plan our communities! It's very late when someone who has taken on a home mortgage then has complaints; often too late then to choose somewhere else to live.

  • Nancie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:06

    I'm from NL currently living in Toronto. It never ceases to amaze me how a large section of our population consists of nothing ut naysayers and other prophets of doom. This guy is making his way, earning his money, likely creating jobs and filling a niche. And all that these people - a few naysayers in Paradise and their town council - want to do is shut him down and keep him from being successful???! What is it with some NFLDers, that they can't stand to see other people become successful and prosperous? I first noticed the same thing when some acccquaintances took on negative views of Great Big Sea. Sure, the band may not be everyone's cup of tea, but they work hard, they've been successful, and they desrve it. The negativity is not only counter-productive, it's also uncalled for. Can we, as a people, support each other, and bask in each other's success, instead of looking for every little last thing to b*tch about? As for these people in Paradise who are complaining.... you must have sweet lives, if all you have to complain about is the smell of coffee in your neighborhood. Perhaps you should go live next to St. John's harbour, Robin Hood Bay, or somewhere similar. STOP COMPLAINING, PEOPLE! IT'S TIME TO GROW UP.

  • CB
    July 01, 2010 - 20:02

    You can't be serious. Complaining about coffee aroma...and the council actually acting as if this poor guy is putting out hazardous materials! I wonder who the squeaky wheel is and just what kind of weight they're capable of throwing around council!! Smells fishy if you ask me, never mind the coffee.

  • not sure
    July 01, 2010 - 20:01

    I'm not sure which group is more rediculous, the St. John's 'don't block my view of the harbour' NIMBY's or the Paradise 'I hate the smell of fresh roasted coffee' NIMBY's?

    Meh...they are BOTH rediculous.

  • Stripes
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    I don't like the taste of coffee, but love the smell of it, and no one in my house drinks it. Move next door to me. Lots of people living here like coffee.

  • Dougie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:00

    Paradise Council... FAIL!

    You were told to go with the young guy and you never... Suck it up buttercup!

  • Andrew
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    And you people in St. John's think you have it bad with Shannie and her groupies?

  • Colleen
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    I live just a couple of houses down from Jumping Bean and can assure you there is no issue here. One even the worst day, it might resemble the smell of burnt toast - which is significantly better than the stench of oil/diesel/gas from the multitude of dumptrucks and heavy machinery being used to pop up a subdivision on every vacant spot of land in the town.

    The Town of Paradise should consider focusing its attention and energy on a better residential development plan, implementation of improved community services (sidewalks, green space, arenas and playgruonds) than on destroying and driving solid, environmentally-concious, locally-run business out of town.

    For those who are bothered by the smell of coffee, try living near Lester's Farm and see how that fares.

  • KB
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    I would love to live close enough to smell coffee all day long. Its better than the smell that comes from the mayors office here in Paradise.

  • Dee Gee
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    That's the mentality of Paradise council .
    Instead of dealing with the real issues like water and sewer in this town, they pick on the small bussiness operator. What about that other coffee place on Topsail Rd. That causes traffic problems and I wonder if the people of Elizabeth Park complain about the smell of coffee . I think I've seen some council members and a certain mayor hanging out there.

  • David
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Jeff, looks like is it time to pull up roots and move into the big City with your business. St. John's would be more than willing to accept your commercial tax dollars. You should have know that the cheaper tax rates in Paradise comes with a cost when dealing with that backward bunch at the Paradise Town Council.

  • Anna
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    Everytime I drive through Paradise, I think how ironic it is to have this place called Paradise. There isn't a road fit to drive over, the lines have not been put on the roads yet, their mayor is a nut case and I could go on. I can't believe they would torment one of their few business owners about a problem like this. Mr. LeDrew, you have my deepest sympathies.

  • Complaining??
    July 01, 2010 - 19:55

    PEOPLE IN PARADISE--Bored out of
    there mind, finding something to
    COMPLAIN!! Aroma!! Ha!!
    LESTER'S FARM---cough, cough! not
    COMPLAINING!! Aroma!! Ha!!
    JEFF LEDREW---trying to make a business & people (customers) happy
    I'm not COMPLAINING!!
    Use your Common Sense people!!!

  • b
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    Abosolutely rediculous. Mister LeDrew, if you can't resolve this in the Town of Paradise, set your business up in a 'business friendly' municipality such as Mount Pearl or CBS. By the way, I would avoid St. John's.

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 19:53

    I've heard it all now. I'd say the smell of BS coming out of Wiseman's office has to be 100 times worse then the smell of fresh coffee brewing. Come on up to CBS Mr. LeDrew, we would welcome you with open arms a9and mouths).

  • Shirley
    July 01, 2010 - 19:52

    Complaining about a coffee smell.Unbelievable.. Next thing is the complaints against cloths hanging on a cloths line...oopppsss! has that complaint been registered already in some of the new subdivisions? It would be interesting to know just how many complaints there actually were...

  • Taxpayer
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    So for those complaining about farms, who was there first the farm or your house? Not smart enough to check out your house before you bought it doesn't give you a right to complain.

  • Heather
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    I can't understand why people are complaining, of all things, the aroma of coffee. At least roasting coffee does not smell like rotten beef.

  • Billy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:49

    Read it again, Euroguy? The emissions are 90-95% LESS, not 90-95% of the original level.

  • Rudy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    I challenge those who are complaining to post their names here on this blog!

  • Mr. Soundoff
    July 01, 2010 - 19:47

    Between the town council rackets, steeples that move by them selves and now mysterious smoke that ...would literally almost be like a fog, you have to think this is the best horror fiction book ever written! This one for sure is Manufactured Right Here

  • Whatever Bud
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    If it was Tim Hortons roasting their beans,noone would complain about it.Of course the Clampetts in Paradise wouldn't know decent coffee if they tripped over it.

  • Anon
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    HA. Beats livin around the bay at low-tide. Or livin down the road from a dozen different farms with 3 different kinds of animal crap sprayed on em combined with persistent winds.

  • EuroGuy
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    his emissions are 90 or 95 per cent of what they were

    So a reduction of 5-10%? Or maybe the journalist needs to work a bit on his math.

  • Chris
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    With the multitude of other, more serious problems in Paradise, you would think council and those living close to Mr. LeDrew's business would find something more constructive to do. Complaining about the smell of coffee? Unreal.

    The owner has gone the eco-friendly route when other companies in town have not. The smell from McDonalds and Tim Horton's are likely much worse - and that's not considering the traffic and noise problems they create.

    Council should start focusing on some real problems such as addressing the lack of a fire hall and other infrastructure needs. One would think that the town council would have wised up after the last election. It was a wakeup call. Unfortunately, it seems they are still asleep at the wheel.

  • Harrison
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    Hey Paradise you elected the not so Wiseman live with it.

  • Don
    July 01, 2010 - 19:45

    My God, what people find to complain about!! Ridiculous! I'm not sure, but I believe Mr. LeDrew is originally from GFW? If this is so, come on back home Mr. LeDrew, we'd love to have you and your business ... along with the lovely aroma. Being a mill town, we've had far worse things to smell in years gone by. Come on home!

  • Steven
    July 01, 2010 - 19:44

    You people do not know what you are talking about.

    It is not coffee aroma. It is fumes and smoke from roasting beans.

    The smell of coffee brewing and roasting beans are not the same thing.

  • LJ
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    The Town Council of Paradise should be awarding Mr.Ledrew for being an eco Friendly businessman and deciding to start his business in the town.

    I live in Paradise and depending on the direction of the wind.I can smell chicken feed and fertilizer on the farm.
    If I had a choice I'd rather smell coffee !