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