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 down the walls and into the shop. We will be closed at … [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 system (need to hit the restroom? Yeah, there’s a speaker in the … [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 course a selection of beans from the variously featured … [Read more...] about Barista Coffee NW 13th Open, Is It Bad Manners to Photograph Food?
Billy Wilson to Open "Barista" CoffeehouseA new coffeehouse is to open in the space last occupied by Acorn, or before that, Little Wing Cafe. Why is this news? Because it is owned by Billy Wilson, formerly of Albina Press, currently of Coffeehouse NW. Billy is known for having a huge following of coffee aficionados, and for winning the NW Barista Competition. The shop … [Read more...] about Lucier Restaurant Closed, Billy Wilson Opens “Barista”
Barista Billy Wilson will be leaving Albina Press Turns out he's looking for investors so he can open his own place. In the meantime he'll be pulling a few shifts up at Coffeehouse Northwest on West Burnside. Billy has won enough competitions to make him one of the rock stars of the Northwest coffee scene. Where does this leave Albina Press? Just fine, I'd guess. Kevin has a … [Read more...] about Billy Wilson Leaving Albina Press, Lucier Opens