HomeRoast Digest


Topic: Portland visit (5 msgs / 104 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
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

2) From: elaine jarvis
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.

3) From: Michael Dhabolt
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)

4) From: elaine jarvis
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.

5) From: Tom Ogren
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>


HomeRoast Digest