Sterling Coffee owner Aric Miller and his talented crew are purists and perfectionists: whatever you order, you can be sure you'll get top quality. But that’s all you need here where baristas are known to toss a just-made cappuccino if the ristretto or foam isn’t to their standards. They really don’t like to serve espresso and even cappuccinos in to-go cups, feeling it messes … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Sterling Coffee Roasters
A Coffeehouse Guide for Portland Oregon
This is a Portland coffeehouse guide to some of our favorite places in Portland. You'll find descriptions of the shops, an overview of their coffee, and interviews with coffeehouse owners and roasters. We've also added a handy map, so you can find our recommendations for some of the best coffee near you. This is not meant to be a definitive list of coffeehouses, just some of our favorites in the Portland area. We will add more as new favorites develop.
Although Matt Higgins has been in the coffee business for over a decade, he began Coava, as many Portland roasters have, out of a humble garage in 2008. Just a few years later, Higgins still roasts on his trusty Probats but has moved out of the garage and into a retail shop, which he shares with Bamboo Revolution. The café includes a coffee bar and space they designed together … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Coava Coffee Roasters
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 instead "encouraging [his] stellar employees to compete". It … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Barista Coffee
Clive Coffee might seem to be a misnomer in this coffee series, for it is not a café. While Clive does have a small selection of their own quality roasts, their primary focus is its retail shop and online business. Clive showcases a revolving line-up of beans by the pound from top Portland roasters, and they give equal measure to everything else for the home coffee and espresso … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Clive Coffee
I am sitting here with a perfect cup of coffee. That is why I love Starbucks. Do I have your attention?For most people these days, their first exposure to coffee comes from one of the mass-market chains such as Starbucks. Starbucks gives them that first addiction, the 'need' to get coffee every day. Then one day they are exposed to a better brew. Maybe a friend drags them … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Albina Press