Ristretto Roasters Named as One of the “10 Coolest Indie Coffee Shops” in US

The Huffington Post has named Portland’s Ristretto Roasters as one of the “10 coolest Independent Coffee Shops Across the U.S.

The West coast coffee scene was also represented by Espresso Vivace in Seattle.

They had us with theirBeaumont blend espresso, which gets described as a “deep dark chocolate and ripe berry” blend. Yum. But it’s not just their beans that make this Portland spot jump out, it’s the pure love and joy owner Din Johnson put into his shop. Johnson first got into roasting coffee in 2000 in his home. That hobby grew until he needed an actual store to house the roaster, so, in 2005 he created his coffee shop by hand, picking out everything that gives it the clean, cozy vibe…

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  1. Bob says

    Please. With all due respect to Ristretto, which is a fine coffeehouse and roaster, these sorts of “Top 10″ lists are just blatant linkbait that sites like HuffPo use to get traffic and make money. The original Zagat post, of which this is a repost, was written by a freelancer in New York. Clearly she didn’t exhaustively visit all of the country’s coffee shops. I’d be surprised if she’s even been to all of the ones on her list.

    Stop encouraging this sort of churnalism by linking to it and pretending it means anything.

  2. says

    Thanks, Dude! To everyone who has not been to the new Nicolai space: come, it’s really something, 2181 NW Nicolai. Bonus: you can ooh and aah over all the stuff at Schoolhouse Electric, with whom Ristretto shares the floor

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