Could Robot Baristas be Coming to Portland? If you've ever paid careful attention to the person making coffee at a mass market coffeehouse like Starbucks, you've probably contemplated the prospect of the entire process being taken over by robots. The problem has been that the robot systems being demonstrated at various robotic shows have been awkward and slow.Now, those … [Read more...] about The Days of Robot Baristas are Coming
Portland Coffee News, Events, Stories and More
Portland Oregon is known for its coffee scene, so we tend to cover a lot of coffee news. You’ll find articles about coffee, coffee house openings/closings, special events, education, competitions, equipment and more listed here.
The number of coffeehouses that have opened over the past few years made untangling the votes for Best Coffeehouse in Portland a challenge. We love our coffee, and judging by the comments, many of us have strong preferences about coffeehouses. For this survey I left out "Best Roaster" for another survey, because I wanted to concentrate on things like service, feel, and the … [Read more...] about Reader Survey 2015: Best Coffeehouse in Portland
In the future, the barista serving your morning coffee may just happen to have a degree. University of California at Davis has founded a coffee center dedicated exclusively to the study of coffee. The school, which I proudly attended back in the (cough) early 70's has always had a strong curriculum in everything agriculture, especially viticulture, which is why I was there. … [Read more...] about My Degree? Oh, um… it’s in Coffee
Heart Roasters has opened a SW Portland location. It is hidden in a small space next to Gruner restaurant - I believe the share the same main entrance door. Once inside, it's a nice little spot - very industrial, but with weathered brick, some really comfortable chairs (I love that green color), and a few little touches to warm the room. It is austere but comfortable. I’d call … [Read more...] about Heart Coffee Roasters Opens SW Portland Location
A patent troll who has been suing hotels and coffeehouses which offer wireless internet for their customers has won their first round in court, with a judge in the case throwing out defendants claims that what the company is doing is nothing short of racketeering. Why does this matter to you? Because, rather than suing the manufacturers of wireless devices, the trolls are suing … [Read more...] about Wi-Fi Patent Troll Wins First Round in Court – Why This Matters to You