Originally started as an espresso catering company in 2005, Case Study opened their outer NE Sandy café in 2010. What sets Case Study apart from countless other neighborhood cafés in Portland? We think it’s a passion and a concerted effort to do things better. With a focus on small batch-roasted coffee, house-made syrups and warm customer service, Case Study shows how a neighborhood café can up the ante. The interior is uncluttered and thoughtful in design, with practical and comfortable Eames Case Study chairs, bright window seating, and music that enhances the ambiance, rather than dominates it. Owners Wes Russell and Christine Herman-Russell appear to have carefully thought out all aspects of their operation, including a small but well-chosen selection of the city’s best baked goods. Recent plans include adding a pop-up espresso shop downtown on SW 10th and Washington, continuing their catering business, and expanded roasting efforts. Cold brewed iced coffee is another attractor, and Case Study’s elaborate cold drip process station located at the right side of the counter, is a sight to behold.
Coffee Guide: Case Study Coffee
April 17, 2012 by 4 Comments