Tag Archives: Portland

Clive Coffee’s new book, The Craft of Espresso.

Graphic design/production and coffee? You had me at “letterpress”.


Portland: 9 hours, 2 places

I’ve got nine hours in Portland coming up in a few days. No car, just transit. I’ve asked for reccomendations before and I’ve read Oliver Strand’s piece on the city. I’ve picked through Sprudge’s Portland city guide, which, even though they admit, is a little outdated, still sparkles with enthusiasm over some obviously great places.

Nine hours sounds like a long time but I know it’s going to go fast. I’ve got some ideas of where I think I want to go but I’m soliciting some more focused, last-minute input. This is what i’m asking…

If you had nine hours to tour what is arguably the country’s foremost coffee wonderland, using Portland’s vaunted public transit system, What two places would you go to experience the best of what Portland has to offer?.

Coffee Roasters United.

Well, isn’t this awesome — five independent Portland coffee roasters coming together for one incredible (as they tell it) Guatemalan coffee. And it sounds like it is only the beginning.

I want more of this…

OUR STORY: Coffee Roasters United is a group of small coffee roasters working together to deliver unique, exclusive coffee at competitive prices. Each coffee we offer is the culmination of careful cupping, planning, and organization, and represents our commitment to each other and to the talented farmers, sourcers, exporters, and importers who make top quality coffee their life’s work. (via Coffee Roasters United)

Hat tip: Sprudge