Portland, These Are Your Coffee Champions

PDX sweeps North West Regional Barista Competition


Food & Drink
Competitive coffee making: yes, it exists, and it's serious business. There's music and costumes and endless discussion of the notes. Yes, it's a bit pretentious and silly (albeit delicious), but Portland isn't exactly killing it in bigger sporting leagues at the moment, so we'll celebrate a victory where we can get it, and making coffee is something this town does really, really well.So this weekend ...   More
Sunday, January 29, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Food Cart Review: Grindhouse Coffee

Food Cart Reviews
There’s nothing particularly sexy about the intersection of North Rosa Parks Way and Denver Avenue, but there it is, out on the sidewalk: a black-and-white sandwich board announcing “Sexy Coffee   More
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 KAT MERCK

Five Places to Drink Tea on National Coffee Day


Food & Drink
Apparently it's National Coffee Day today, which seems like an excuse for 7-Eleven to get a bunch of dubious press (free coffee at 7-Eleven still sounds like a bad deal to me because it means you're ingesting 7-Eleven coffee) and for journalists to write really lazy articles.Just to be contrary, we're advocating boycotting this fabricated holiday by supporting one of Portland's many excellent teahouses. ...   More
Thursday, September 29, 2011 by Ruth Brown

Has Stumptown Coffee Been Sold?


Food & Drink
Twitter is blowing up in the wake of a post on Esquire magazine's website, written by coffee importer and critic Todd Carmichael, alleging that Stumptown Coffee Roasters has been sold "to the highest bidder.""So what will become of culinary coffee's nemesis, Stumptown, now that it's a big-money "brand" — even if its founder does remain as frontman?" Carmichael wrote. "Will it continue its role ...   More
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE

Drip City

Everything old is new again in Portland’s coffee scene.

Cover Story
Why is Portland, of all places, the capital of American coffee culture? There’s no overt explanation why a city celebrated for its slacker attitude also devotes so much energy to the roasting and    More
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 BEN WATERHOUSE, RUTH BROWN

Meet Portland's New Barista Champion


Food & Drink
A few weeks back, we profiled local coffee bar and roaster Coava Coffee, which has been grabbing the attention of the coffee world with its innovative brewing methods. This week, the company is making headlines for another reason: it just won both the Northwest Regional Barista Competition and Brewers Cup, which were held in Tacoma, WA, on the weekend.Also making the trip to throw down for Portland ...   More
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 RUTH BROWN

Free Coffee with Jazz Hands at FlavourSpot

Food & Drink
Jazz hands—we've all seen ‘em, and now they'll get you free coffee and maybe even some free waffle sandwiches at beloved local cart FlavourSpot (all three locations). All month long for "Jazz Hands January" you'll get a free drip coffee with the purchase of a waffle and the display of electric, sparkly finger dance moves. Spreading some much needed warmth and cheer through gloomy winter, they ...   More
Thursday, January 13, 2011 RACHAEL DEWITT

Quick Bites: Trebol's New Cart and Spella's Last Cup

Food & Drink
A new taco cart in downtown Portland isn't usually noteworthy, but this one is probably worth a mention: On Monday, North Portland locavore Mexican restaurant Trebol launched a new cart in Old Town called Costillas Diablas. Tucked away on NW 2nd and Everett, the small, one-man operation offers some incredibly competitively priced lunch fare compared with less sophisticated taquerias in the area. ...   More
Thursday, October 7, 2010 RUTH BROWN


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