Ristretto Roasters Opens 3rd Shop, Readies New Book

Ristretto Roasters - Couch st. PortlandThe newest branch of Ristretto Coffee Roasters has opened at 555 NE Couch St in Portland. The new store, designed by Accelerated Development’s, Keith Shrader, gives a nod to the area’s industrial past, with lots of heavy steel and clean wood finishes. It features a large bar and community table seating area, the computerized Steampunk semi-automatic siphon brewing system, two house-developed cold toddies on tap, and a selection of beer and wine. Pastries are from the excellent Bakeshop’s Kim Boyce.  The new Ristretto will be open 7 days from 6:30 am – 8:00 pm, with a happy hour from 4-6 pm, featuring a selection of wines, six or seven beers, salumi from Olympic Provisions, and other snacks.

How To Make Coffee - Before You've Had CoffeeOwner Din Johnson is also working on a book for the home aficionado, “How to Make Coffee – Before You’ve Had Coffee”. It includes sections of coffee chemistry, buying beans, storage, ratio, and a roundup of home brewing methods. Expect to see it in the stores The expected release date is late September 2013.

 

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  1. Stuart T. says

    I’ve been excited for this new Ristretto location to cut the ribbon and decided to stop in yesterday morning. The coffee is beyond great, which I had fully expected. Being a design professional, I was also curious about the space.

    It is a new building (much nicer among those Portlanders are currently being bombarded with) in a great area (close to some of my favorite restaurants on Burnside). With that, my expectations were high for how this space would turn out…but seriously? This is a coffee shop? It’s as if Team Concrete and Team Steel decided on a friendly competition to settle the long-standing question of who’s got more “industrial character” with constant interruption by a warm and purposeful referee – bamboo (I assume). It is simply a beautiful space, and perfect for Ristretto

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