In this episode we head north to St. Johns to try out the coffee at the roasters there, and also deal with the continuing Peet’s third wave coffee takeover.
I had a conference to attend in Coeur d’… We’ll just call it “Not-Portland”. So I had a conference to attend in Not-Portland and decided I would take a page out Ryan’s book and check out a few coffee places to review whilst there. Expectations were fairly low to be frank. A somewhat ponderous encounter with a local Macy’s employee concluded with her asking: “Ya’ll got a Macy’s out there in Oregon?”. Needless to say there was little to suggest artisan coffee is (or should be) a primary concern for the people of Not-Portland. Continue reading “Travel Review: Coeur d’Alene – Where the French Press likely went to die”
We proudly present to you our newest feature: PDXpresso’s Mugshot of the Month! This a quick post to celebrate our current favorite coffees in the city.
Our first recipient is Good Coffee (review here) for their Cortado! A Cortado is a small beverage with a 1:1 ratio of espresso and milk. Good Coffee delivers them with exquisite balance. Not to be left out, their seasonal Maple and Smoked Orange Latte is also delight guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth!
On Friday, Stumptown released a limited edition cold brew called “Grand Cru.” We reviewed it on the walk to Huber’s for Spanish coffees. (which we talk about briefly at the end)
[Also you can totally hear my gym bag squeaking on the way to Huber’s. IT WAS IMPROMPTU RECORDING, deal with it.]
In this episode, we visit Seven Virtues’ new location in “The Zipper” on NE Sandy, where we talk about Case Study’s new Synesso machine, and how it has a setting for automated shots, and if that’s a good thing or not (hint: we don’t think it is).
[also, apologies for not getting the episode out last week, I was distracted by life. -Josh]