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 their 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 … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Clive Coffee
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.
Caffé Umbria appeared on the scene a few months ago, with all the flash and glamour you'd expect for a major restaurant opening. Getting through the door and fighting my way through the mob, it was hard to believe all of this fuss was for yet another coffeehouse.This new cafe is in the Casey Building, at the corner of NW 12th and Everett St (Across from Everett St. Bistro). … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Caffe Umbria
Interested in learning how to taste coffee? Most coffee is a commodity. If you like, you can trade coffee futures, and most of the money in coffee goes to publicly traded transnational companies. And I don’t just mean the first mate of the Pequod. Nestle, Philip Morris/Kraft, Sara Lee, Proctor & Gamble, Dunkin’ Donuts, and McDonalds are all significant players. There’s no … [Read more...] about Stumptown Coffee Annex in Portland
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 to … [Read more...] about Coffee Guide: Albina Press