Reader Survey 2013: Best Coffee Roaster in Portland

When readers voted a year ago for the Best Coffee Roaster in Portland, there was a bit of an upset, with Ristretto Roasters barely edging out Stumptown coffee. This year things have flipped a bit. Let’s review the top three 2012 results first:

  • Ristretto Coffee Roasters – 27.9%
  • Stumptown Coffee Roasters – 27.2%
  • Coava Coffee Roasters – 9%
  • They were followed distantly by Sterling, Water Avenue and Courier Coffee Roasters

This year we received many more votes – 1288 vs. 736 last year ( the power of social media at work). This has caused a bit of a switch in the outcome. It is interesting to note that For 2013 a total of 38 businesses received votes (I didn’t vet that they were all roasters), which shows how common it is for a coffeehouse to also roast.

For 2013, out of 1308 votes,

Stumptown Coffee

Stumptown Coffee
Photo by Tim Roth Pupil Photo

1. Stumptown Coffee Roasters with 13.82% of the vote. Our review

  • 4525 SE Division St., Portland 97206 Map
  • 3356 SE Belmont St, Portland 97214 Map
  • 128 SW 3rd Ave, Portland 97205 Map
  • 3352 SE Belmont St., Portland 97214 Map
  • 1026 SW Stark, Portland 97205  Map

2. Ristretto Roasters – 9.16% Our review

  • 2181 NW Nicolai St., Portland 97210 Map
  • 3808 N Williams Ave, Portland 97227 Map


3. Coava Coffee Roasters – 7.3% Our review

  • 1300 SE Grand Ave, Portland 97214. Map

The next two roasters all placed very closely in the vote tally with about 6.9%:

Heart Roasters, Water Avenue.

The rest of the field was way behind.

Your thoughts are welcome

  1. says

    I’ll remember this info next time I’m in Portland. Maybe I can go learn a few things from them since Portland seems like a great coffee place with some pros.

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