Coffee Issue 2012: Case Study Coffee Downtown


Food & Drink
Case Study Coffee's new downtown cafe didn't open in time for our 2012 Coffee Issue, so I swung by this morning for a macchiato while waiting out a flash storm. It's only a week old, so I won't say anything critical, but here's a quick first glance:[Inside baseball alert] During the making of the coffee guide, the A&C editor and I argued over whether one would describe Case Study's original Northeast ...   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Daft Dunk

Portland's finest coffee and doughnut pairings.

Food Reviews & Stories
I was nervous the first time, shuffling my feet and crumpling the top of the paper bag as I waited for the barista’s attention. “I want something that will go well with this,” I offer caut   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MARTIN CIZMAR

The Caffeinator

Portland’s best new coffee shops and trends.

Food Reviews & Stories
If you can’t find a place where everybody knows your name, at least find one where they know your coffee order. Mine’s a macchiato—but everyone at my local knows that. They also know what I    More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Double Brewed

The best coffee beers available in Oregon.

Food Reviews & Stories
Portland is known for coffee and beer. But not coffee beer. Despite having the nation’s best crop of small-batch coffee roasters and making some of the nation’s best suds, few Portland brewe   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Toast 'N' Roast

Why Portland streets smell like burnt toast and how to fix it.

Food Reviews & Stories
Portlanders are not actually terrible at making toast. That smell of burning breakfast that lands heavy on our streets, especially on wet days, isn’t bread-based—it’s smoke from a small co   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 WW Staff

Moving Up Or Selling Out?

Can Stumptown Coffee stay true to its indie roots?

News Stories
Since WW first uncovered the sale of Stumptown Coffee to a large investment firm, the public discourse about Portland’s famous coffee roaster has changed from “Has it sold?” to “What happens   More
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Cuppa Things to Consider

Five things you didn’t know about Portland coffee.

I spent six months traveling the West Coast interviewing coffee roasters for my new book, Left Coast Roast (Timber Press, 296 pages, $16.95). I learned some interesting things. Among them: Stumpto   More
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 HANNA NEUSCHWANDER

U.S. Barista Champion Opens Downtown Coffee Bar


Food & Drink
Downtown's West End Bikes has a new tenant: Maglia Rosa, a coffee shop owned by 2005 United States Barista Champion, Phuong Tran. Tran is also the owner of the well-regarded Lava Java in Ridgefield, Wa.—formerly home to Barista owner Billy Wilson—and was previously the lead trainer at Zoka Coffee in Seattle. You can read a New York Times article about her here or a blog post about ...   More
Monday, July 9, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Totally Grounded

Put down the Chemex—students need cream, sugar and fast Wi-fi.

Food Reviews & Stories
Heart Coffee at East Burnside and 22nd Avenue knows its product. The baristas could write a book about beans extracted from Kenya and Ethiopia and roasted on site. They can talk for days about t   More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 KIMBERLY HURSH

Devour 2012: Tea & Coffee

Market Guide
Top Picks: Clive Coffee to ogle the machines.Mr. Green Beans to learn to roast it yourself.Serenity Art for an education in fermented tea.Stumptown Annex for a cupping.Townshend’s Alberta   More
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 WW Staff


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