Reader Survey 2012: Best Coffeehouse in Portland


I thought it would be interesting this year to break coffee into two categories - Best Coffeehouse and Best Roaster. Stumptown is known for roasting and I thought they would do pretty well in both categories, especially with 5 stores, but that isn't the case. Let's look at the results: 752 votes cast: 1. Ristretto … [Read more...]

Coffee Guide: Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Stumptown Coffee Ace Hotel

Some companies are game changers. Not just in their cities or industries, but in changing the overall culture. In the coffee industry, Starbucks is the obvious one. But so is Stumptown, and as Portland’s most powerful, “world dominating” roaster of all time, it brings out more heated debate, love, disdain and yes, … [Read more...]

Portland Shines in 2012 Barista Competition

Cup of coffee

Portland baristas placed in the top six positions in the 2012 Northwest Regional Barista Championship competition, beating out competitors from Washington, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Alaska. On the last day, Devin Chapman from Coava Coffee in Portland took first place. This marks the first time a competitor has won … [Read more...]