Sunday, November 17, 2013

Week 7: Oblique Coffee Roasters

Date: November 17, 2013

Destination: Oblique Coffee Roasters ( SE Stark Street, Portland

Coffee: Guatemala Huehuetenago San Juan La Libertad single origin bean

Drink: Cappuccino (P.S. very good)

Each week I've tried to pick a destination with a unique characteristic. Oblique Coffee Roasters  is named after the condition of the building when the owners acquired it. It was built in 1891 and well used and abused. By the time they saw it it was leaning at approx. 18 degrees ---- it did not look promising. Check out their story from purchase to restoration at "".
It is amazing and a beautiful result and community resource. They also show the Tour de France every year.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Week 6: Water Avenue Coffee

Date: November 10, 2013

Destination: Water Avenue Coffee (

Coffee: Indonesia Sumatra Lintong Peaberry

Drink: Pour-over brew

Water Ave Coffee is next door to Clive Coffee ( which has an extraordinary collection of brewing machines and accessories. They are even developing their own brewer which will be announced shortly. They also offer carefully selected roasts from Water Avenue Coffee as well as other selected roasters. Full disclosure: I bought my Technivorm Moccamaster brewer from them when they first opened.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Week 5 Coffeeneuring: Ristretto Roasting

Date: November 2, 2013

Destination: Ristretto Roasting, NE Couch Street Portland OR (

Coffee: Nicaragua Bella Aurora Maracaturra

Drink: cup of coffee brewed with the Steampunk Machine, a hi-tech hybrid of a French Press and a Siphon Brewer

This is a link to the a Oregon Live feature about Ristretto and the Steampunk brewing system (
The coffee was very delicious!!!

P.S. They serve beer & wine as well at this location

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Week 4 Coffeeneuring: Maglia Rosa

Date: October 26, 2013

Destination: Maglia Rosa, Single Origin Espresso Bar ( in West End Bikes with bike-thru curbside coffee service

Coffee: Stumptown Finca Puente

Drink: Espresso

Review: From
  One of Portland's very best, Maglia Rosa is owned and operated by Phuong Tran. Tran is a widely respected personality in the specialty coffee world; she was the first woman to be crowned United States Barista Champion, and she's served the USBC ever since as a competition judge. Maglia Rosa shares space with West End BIkes, and as such, there's a full-fledged "bike-through" street counter for passing cyclists. Serving single origin espresso from Stumptown Coffee Roasters.


Sunday, October 20, 2013

Week 3 Coffeeneuring: Heart Coffee Roasters

Date: October 20, 2013

Destination: Heart Coffee Roasters

Coffee: French Roast

Drink: decaf Cappuccion

Today was the 4th anniversary of their opening and they were giving out free brewed coffee but I opted for cappuccino

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Week 2 Coffeeneuring: Coava Coffee

Date: October 12, 2013

Destination: Coava Coffee Roaster & Brew Bar (

Coffee: Kochere, Ethiopia Africa, Heirloom beans, single origin

Drink: Cappuccino

Monday, October 7, 2013

Week 1 Coffeeneuring: Velo Cult

Date: 10/06/2013

Destination: Velo Cult Bike Shop, Portland OR ( BIKES, BEER, MUSIC

Coffee: Crank Coffee Roasters Ethiopia Sidamo "Bike Delivered"

Grind: Automatic drip, fine

instructions: 24 grams beans, water at 205 degrees, wet paper filter to remove paper flavor and warm
                     the ceramic cone, pour, wait for the bloom, Enjoy!!!!

That was Sky, the proprietor, himself doing the honors..........