The Takelma Roasting Company is open for business. Photo: Takelma Roasting

Cow Creek Band gives tribal name to coffee roasting production company

The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians has opened a new business in Oregon.

Takelma Roasting Company is the largest coffee roasting production company in Douglas County, according to news reports. It will provide three types of roasted coffee beans to businesses in the region.

The name comes from Takelma, the name for the language of the Cow Creek people. It means "my friend" and is also used as a greeting, according to the company's website.

"It seemed so fitting to us to name our coffee company after our recently resurrected Takelma language," CEO Michael Rondeau said at the ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, The Roseburg News-Review reported.

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