Bummer, just 3 weeks earlier there'll be a dozen or so espresso fiends and about as many espresso machines only 'bout 30 minutes for downtown Portland for the End of Summer Espresso Jam. (or 2 hours away depending on traffic:) Give a buzz when you're in town. Unless you meant "contacts" at Stumptown who can give some pointers, then it's not really. Kona Konnaisseur miKe mcKoffee URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before. From: homeroast-admin [mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of chsteward Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 12:28 PM I'm so excited! I'm going to be in Portland, OR, for a conference Sept 21-25th. Will be staying downtown, and it looks like I'll be in the vicinity of the downtown Stumptown location. I'm looking forward to seeing (tasting!) what a REAL shop produces for espresso, etc. And to trying some fresh-roasted beans other then my own. Does anyone have contacts there, someone who may be willing to give pointers to someone new to the world of espresso-making, and who could really use some help? Thanks! Christina
I'm looking forward to seeing (tasting!) what a REAL shop produces ---------------- There are 4 Stumptown locations. Each one has its own vibe, but all locations produce excellent drinks. The Annex has a Clover and serves SO coffees by the cup; the downtown location serves micro brews; you can see where they roast at the Division shop and Belmont store near the Annex gets real busy, but you can park for free at Zupan's lot. There are several other top notch coffee houses in PDX worth visiting. They include: Albina Press, Crema, Ristretto, Extracto, and Blue Gardenia (not only do they do Single Origin coffee their baked goods are all SO too!). Fat Straw on Hawthorne serves very good bubble tea, including a coffee drink with coffee jelly. AVOID: Rimsky-Korsakoffee House - expensive, terrible drinks and the service is very, very slow. If you want the old school Portland coffeehouse experience, go to Jim And Patti's on Fremont. They serve the Mocha Borgia with real oranges, make great baked goodies, including awesome coffeecakes. And you can sip your drink sitting outside in a peaceful bamboo garden.
Elaine,....You are a jewel. Two or three in there I havn't heard of. I'll have to try em. Ya gotta love Portland. Thanks a bunch. Mike (just plain)
Elaine,....You are a jewel. Two or three in there I haven't heard of. I'll have to try em. Ya gotta love Portland. Thanks a bunch. Mike (just plain) --------------- Aw shucks. *blush* There's still several up and coming coffee shops, that probably in 3-6 months will be on the level of the ones I listed, like Caravan and the guys who roast for the Hollywood Theatre. 3rd Wave coffee is taking off as well as micro-roasting, micro-brewing and micro-distilling in PDX.
Geez...I really should make my way out to Portland some day. Sounds like great coffee holds sway over the hearts of the people in that town. 'Til then I suppose I'll just muddle through with my 20 types of homeroasted coffee from Sweet Marias (poor me). By the way, Elaine wins the blue ribbon for funniest email address of the year. Hehe... TO in VA On 8/21/06, elaine jarvis <2ndcrackwhore> wrote: <Snip>