The newest Barista will be open as soon as the final inspections take place, hopefully by July 25th. Billy Wilson's new store is located in the busy downtown ‘Jewelry District’ at 529 SW 3rd avenue. The 500 square foot store in the historic Hamilton Building, focuses on take-away, but window counter and bar … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee III Photos – Opening Soon
Owner Billy Wilson used to be referred to as a “Rock Star Barista” due to his suave, heavily tattooed looks, and three winning Northwest Barista Championship titles. These days, he's left all of that behind, and as a father of two, he spends most nights at home. Billy says that he's hung up his competition hat, and is … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Barista
Barista fans rejoice! Owner Billy Wilson has announced that a 3rd coffeehouse will open in the 'Jewelry District' at 529 SW 3rd avenue in downtown Portland. The 500 square foot store in the historic Hamilton Building, will focus on take-away, but window counter seating will also be available. Think white penny tile, … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee to Add 3rd Portland Store
If you missed it, Oregon Art Beat ran a nice piece on local coffee. A bulk of the story was focused on the how and why of latte art, but they also covered roasting at Water Avenue Coffee, and a bit on cupping at Barista Coffee. If you aren't familiar with coffee art, take a look. … [Read more...] about OPB Art Beat on Local Coffee
Interviews? We have a ton of them! Have you checked out the interviews on this website? There are pages of them done by multiple writers. We have done many interviews over the years with chefs, restaurant owners, cooks and more, the result is an honest dialog with people in the food industry. You’ll find the list … [Read more...] about Our Portland Interview Archive
The fire department saying illegal fireworks were the cause of a fire that burned the roof of the building that houses popular NE Alberta stops, Barista Coffee and Aviary Restaurant on July 5th 2011. In a quick interview, Billy Wilson owner of Barista said "the building suffered major water damage, with a flood running … [Read more...] about Two-Alarm Fire Causes Thousands in Damages to Barista and Aviary
Sure, you thought that you’ve been in Portland’s hippest coffee shops, sipped on single-origin French press while enjoying the pour over bar, sleek furnishings and espresso equipment that likely is worth more than your car. But now that’s water under the bridge. Add all of that to a high definition surround sound … [Read more...] about Interview – Billy Wilson: Barista Coffee
Barista Coffee, Billy Wilson's new venture is now open at 539 NW 13th street. He's got some beautiful equipment including a stunning vacuum pot, and coffee from Stumptown, Ecco Caffe and Chicago's Intelligentsia: you can pick which bean you want them to use for your cup. This makes for some interesting comparisons. Of … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee NW 13th Open, Is It Bad Manners to Photograph Food?