Portland Wins 2013 NW Barista Competition

Portland rules, Seattle drools.


Food & Drink
Even if you don't give a toss about the Sounders-Timbers rivalry (and we don't [Speak for yourself! -Ed.]), there's still a cheap thrill to be had every time Portland beats Seattle in another competitive arena of physical prowess: making coffee. Portland dominated at last year's Northwest Regional Barista Competition in Tacoma, while Seattle baristas barely showed up to compete. But with this ...   More
Monday, February 4, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Championship Coffee

Portland places fourth in U.S. Barista Championships


Food & Drink
The number of really silly moustaches in Portland increased ten-fold last week as the Specialty Coffee Association of America's annual "Event" and the U.S. Barista Championships came to town.  While sweaty salespeople and momtrepreneurs flogged labeling equipment and smoothie mixes at the SCAA expo, the cool kids were in the "activities hall," sucking up free wifi (comically sponsored by Dunkin' ...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Shit Bartenders and Baristas Say

"You should try my cherry bark cayenne bitters!"


Food & Drink
The "Shit X Say" meme has spawned some really funny derivatives (I'm quite fond of "Shit Girls Say to Gay Guys"), but perhaps none more relevant to Portland than "Shit Bartenders Say" and "Shit Bartenders Mixologists Say." Neither was filmed here—the former is from San Francisco (though I'm told one of the creators is a former Portland barista) and the latter Madison, WI.—but by gum, both could ...   More
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 by Ruth Brown


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