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#61 StMaximo

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 10:55 AM

Hells Bells - We excommunicated Starbucks a long time ago;)

I've been an unbeliever for a long time - there are many other options in this town, that are as good or better - 35 or more roasters within the City Limits.

I've often thought it interesting that others make better coffee with Stumptown Beans than Stumptown does itself.

BTW Brandon at Water Ave is a former Stumptown Roaster.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 12:15 PM

I have to say though, if you want the worst cup of Stumptown in town, come on over to Voodoo Doughnuts here on NE Couch. The "magic" may be "in the hole," but the swill is definitely in the pot. Blech.

Luckily, Black Sheep bakery is a few blocks in the other direction and they brew one of the best cup of Peet's I have ever drunk on a regular basis. And they charge the same for a large hot or iced coffee: $2.25 It's a good rest stop for a small dog on a long walk, too. ;o)

But honestly, if we are talking small local roasters who serve their own, my heart belongs to Oblique on SE Stark. Seriously awesome coffee whether you buy it by the cup (press or espresso) or by the bag...and John and Heather are just fabulous. I would go there even if they didn't do awesome things like giving you a free cup of press when you get an espresso in house, and a free cup (to go OR stay) when you buy a bag of beans. If you have not had their coffee and you really geek out over great beans and are a stickler for them pulling an espresso right (they will toss anything that does not meet their standards, will not serve it to you) you gotta get over there. Nice mellow space, too, that they renovated themselves (they live upstairs).

Heart does a great job on espresso and roasting, but I hate their space and the chairs suck (cool though they may be)...and I have to keep shrugging off the notion that I am not hip enough to be there.

Good luck to Duane, it was his business to do with what he wants. Folks still drink both Stash Tea and Tazo and yet still allowed Steven Smith to live another day to form his THIRD tea company (eponymously known as Steven Smith Teamaker) without riding him out of town on a rail. Duane and Stumptown will survive, I am sure.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:17 PM

All hail the investment banker overlords.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 03:47 PM

Folks still drink both Stash Tea and Tazo and yet still allowed Steven Smith to live another day to form his THIRD tea company (eponymously known as Steven Smith Teamaker) without riding him out of town on a rail. Duane and Stumptown will survive, I am sure.


I must admit that I'll only drink Stash (work) or Tazo (airplanes) if it's free or the only choice of a decent beverage. But I happily buy Steven Smith Teamaker tea if it's available. But the first two companies seem to be doing just fine without my direct patronage. I'm sure there will be a similar replacement of local coffee connoisseurs with a wider market of individuals looking to trade up from Starbucks.

Peet's is good stuff. I'm constantly surprised how well they've managed to preserve their quality in all of their locations.

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 05:13 PM

I actually like Stash teas a lot (Tazo, not so much), and if you go to their store behind Bridgeport, they sell a lot of stuff, including some high quality loose teas that they do not sell to markets and other stores. And they always have a couple of types of tea brewed for free cups and usually some cookies out too...nice gifts for tea lovers there too. They occasionally do tastings there.

I don't love a cup of Peet's everywhere, but Black Sheep does a good job with it.

And yes Wil, do check out Oblique if you have not. They also carry Tastebud Farms bagels and a few select Pearl Bakery baked goods...but it's really about the coffee there.
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 06:46 PM

Only in Portland can you get excommunicated for being a really successful business person!? :wacko:


so lame

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:09 PM

Maybe we should make a list of local roasters here in pdx....is there already such a list?

Dunno, but let's start. (and if it needs to be split into a new thread, then that's cool.)

Coava
Courier
Heart
Oblique
Public Domain
Ristretto
Spella
Water Ave

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:13 PM

John at Oblique recommended Public Domain (they have a coupon in the Chinook Book, btw)...that's how cool he is! ;o)
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:35 PM

My order of preference:

Water Ave
Ristretto
Spella
Courier

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:42 PM

I like Courier when I have had it in restaurants around town. Some of the best decaf french press I have ever had.

Give Oblique a try...I am so not fucking kidding.
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 07:24 AM


Maybe we should make a list of local roasters here in pdx....is there already such a list?

Dunno, but let's start. (and if it needs to be split into a new thread, then that's cool.)

Coava
Courier
Heart
Oblique
Public Domain
Ristretto
Spella
Water Ave

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 09:20 AM

Before we moved to Seattle, I was getting good beans from Trailhead Roasters.

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Posted 08 June 2011 - 10:57 AM

I think it's a bit early to piss on Stumptown's success.. but then again reading through the thread it already occurred. It's funny, Portland always wants to shit on success.

Congrats to Duane for building up something great, and being able to enjoy the financial benefits of that success.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 11:53 AM

A year out of date, but still nearly comprehensive, is the list Hanna Neuschwander wrote for a WW story in 2010. I would add to this list year-old Nectar, which roasts very good, very un-Stumptown coffee.

Badbeard’s Microroastery
badbeardscoffee.com
Microroasted traditional espresso blends with a twist from a professional cellist; sold online.

Blue Kangaroo
7901 SE 13th Ave.,756-0224, bluekangaroocoffee.com
Sellwood-based microroaster-retailer.

Boyds
boyds.com
Portland’s oldest roasting company.

Caffe Vita
caffevita.com
The Seattle-based roaster will open a shop and roastery in downtown Portland in 2010.

Cellar Door
921 SW 16th Ave., 221-7435, cellardoorcoffee.com
Microroaster-retailer with a tinkering problem (see portlandcup.blogspot.com).

Coava Coffee Roasters
coavacoffee.com
One of Portland’s most accomplished young microroasters will open an innovative gallery/tasting room in 2010.

Coffee Bean International
coffeebeanintl.com, publicdomaincoffee.com
Portland’s largest roaster is little known because it roasts for other brands like Target; that will change when they open a showcase cafe called Public Domain at the end of April.

Courier Coffee
couriercoffeeroasters.com
Obsessively fresh microroasted coffee that delivered to your home and local restaurants by bike. Look for a cafe/retail shop…eventually.

Extracto
2921 NE Killingsworth St.,281-1764 and 1465 NE Prescott, Suite B, 284-1380, extractocoffeehouse.com
One of the only microroaster-retailers with two cafes; helped pave the way for the recent explosion of coffee roasters.

Heart
2211 E Burnside St., 206-6602, heartroasters.com
Microroaster-retailer notable for its stunning shop.

K&F Coffee
2706 SE 26th Ave., 238-2547, kandfcoffee.com
Medium-large wholesale roaster with a cafe in the Clinton neighborhood.

Kobos
200 SW Market St., 221-0418, and 2355 NW Vaughn St., 222-2302, kobos.com
Medium-large wholesale roaster with retail cafes.

McMenamins
mcmenamins.com/406-mcmenamins-coffee-roasters-home, see website for legion McM-bars and McM-cafes.
Yep, they roast their own.

Mudd Works Roastery & Coffeehouse
4237 SW Corbett Ave., 235-6833, muddworks.com
Microroaster-retailer with whimsically named coffees and a new cafe in Southwest Portland.

Oblique Coffee Roasters
3039 SE Stark St., 228-7883, obliquecoffeeroasters.com
The restored Victorian building has good bones; so does the coffee.

Nossa Famillia
familyroast.com
The only family-direct coffee in Portland is imported from the family farm in Brazil and custom roasted by Kobos.

Portland Roasting
portlandroasting.com
A sustainability-focused large wholesale roaster.

Ristretto Coffee Roasters
3808 N Williams Ave., 288-8667 and 3520 NE 42nd Ave., 284-6767, ristrettoroasters.com
The first microroaster to follow Stumptown into the fray, now with two locations.

Schondecken Roasters
6720 SE 16th Ave., 236-8234
Old school microroaster-retailer that keeps it beans in giant bins on the floor.

Spella Caffe
520 SW 5th Ave., 752-0264 and cart on the corner of Southeast 9th Avenue and Alder Street, 752-0428, spellacaffe.com
Microroaster-retailer featuring traditional Italian-style espresso served from a cart and in a new cafe.

St. Johns Coffee Roasters
stjohnscoffee.com
Microroaster makes sure St. Johns isn’t left out; delivers to your house.

Sterling Coffee Roasters
2120 NW Glisan St., sterlingcoffeeroasters.com or search on Facebook.
Micro-microroaster (1 pound at a time!) with tony style from the crew behind Coffeehouse NW.

Stumptown
128 SW 3rd Ave., 295-6144; 1022 SW Stark St., 224-9060; 3356 SE Belmont St., 232-8889; 4525 SE Division St., 230-7702, stumptowncoffee.com, see website for out of state locations.
The wunderkind that started it all has taken on Seattle and New York. Next: Amsterdam?

Trailhead Coffee Roasters
trailheadcoffeeroasters.com
Microroaster-retailer specializing in coffees from women’s co-op Cafe Feminino and delivered to local grocers by bike.

Water Avenue Coffee Company
wateravenuecoffee.wordpress.com
A former Stumptown roaster and the man behind the American Barista School bring you Portland’s newest microroasting-retail operation; opening a cafe in spring 2010.

World Cup Roasting
1740 NW Glisan St., 228-5503, worldcupcoffee.com
You know them from the Powell’s cafe, but this medium-sized roaster has other cafes and sells to offices.

ZBeanz
zbeanz.com
Microroaster whose coffees are available at a few shops and markets around town.



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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:32 PM

A year out of date, but still nearly comprehensive, is the list Hanna Neuschwander wrote for a WW story in 2010. I would add to this list year-old Nectar, which roasts very good, very un-Stumptown coffee.


Badbeard’s Microroastery
badbeardscoffee.com
Microroasted traditional espresso blends with a twist from a professional cellist; sold online.

Blue Kangaroo
7901 SE 13th Ave.,756-0224, bluekangaroocoffee.com
Sellwood-based microroaster-retailer.

Boyds
boyds.com
Portland’s oldest roasting company.

Caffe Vita
caffevita.com
The Seattle-based roaster will open a shop and roastery in downtown Portland in 2010.

Cellar Door
921 SW 16th Ave., 221-7435, cellardoorcoffee.com
Microroaster-retailer with a tinkering problem (see portlandcup.blogspot.com).

Coava Coffee Roasters
coavacoffee.com
One of Portland’s most accomplished young microroasters will open an innovative gallery/tasting room in 2010.

Coffee Bean International
coffeebeanintl.com, publicdomaincoffee.com
Portland’s largest roaster is little known because it roasts for other brands like Target; that will change when they open a showcase cafe called Public Domain at the end of April.

Courier Coffee
couriercoffeeroasters.com
Obsessively fresh microroasted coffee that delivered to your home and local restaurants by bike. Look for a cafe/retail shop…eventually.

Extracto
2921 NE Killingsworth St.,281-1764 and 1465 NE Prescott, Suite B, 284-1380, extractocoffeehouse.com
One of the only microroaster-retailers with two cafes; helped pave the way for the recent explosion of coffee roasters.

Heart
2211 E Burnside St., 206-6602, heartroasters.com
Microroaster-retailer notable for its stunning shop.

K&F Coffee
2706 SE 26th Ave., 238-2547, kandfcoffee.com
Medium-large wholesale roaster with a cafe in the Clinton neighborhood.

Kobos
200 SW Market St., 221-0418, and 2355 NW Vaughn St., 222-2302, kobos.com
Medium-large wholesale roaster with retail cafes.

McMenamins
mcmenamins.com/406-mcmenamins-coffee-roasters-home, see website for legion McM-bars and McM-cafes.
Yep, they roast their own.

Mudd Works Roastery & Coffeehouse
4237 SW Corbett Ave., 235-6833, muddworks.com
Microroaster-retailer with whimsically named coffees and a new cafe in Southwest Portland.

Oblique Coffee Roasters
3039 SE Stark St., 228-7883, obliquecoffeeroasters.com
The restored Victorian building has good bones; so does the coffee.

Nossa Famillia
familyroast.com
The only family-direct coffee in Portland is imported from the family farm in Brazil and custom roasted by Kobos.

Portland Roasting
portlandroasting.com
A sustainability-focused large wholesale roaster.

Ristretto Coffee Roasters
3808 N Williams Ave., 288-8667 and 3520 NE 42nd Ave., 284-6767, ristrettoroasters.com
The first microroaster to follow Stumptown into the fray, now with two locations.

Schondecken Roasters
6720 SE 16th Ave., 236-8234
Old school microroaster-retailer that keeps it beans in giant bins on the floor.

Spella Caffe
520 SW 5th Ave., 752-0264 and cart on the corner of Southeast 9th Avenue and Alder Street, 752-0428, spellacaffe.com
Microroaster-retailer featuring traditional Italian-style espresso served from a cart and in a new cafe.

St. Johns Coffee Roasters
stjohnscoffee.com
Microroaster makes sure St. Johns isn’t left out; delivers to your house.

Sterling Coffee Roasters
2120 NW Glisan St., sterlingcoffeeroasters.com or search on Facebook.
Micro-microroaster (1 pound at a time!) with tony style from the crew behind Coffeehouse NW.

Stumptown
128 SW 3rd Ave., 295-6144; 1022 SW Stark St., 224-9060; 3356 SE Belmont St., 232-8889; 4525 SE Division St., 230-7702, stumptowncoffee.com, see website for out of state locations.
The wunderkind that started it all has taken on Seattle and New York. Next: Amsterdam?

Trailhead Coffee Roasters
trailheadcoffeeroasters.com
Microroaster-retailer specializing in coffees from women’s co-op Cafe Feminino and delivered to local grocers by bike.

Water Avenue Coffee Company
wateravenuecoffee.wordpress.com
A former Stumptown roaster and the man behind the American Barista School bring you Portland’s newest microroasting-retail operation; opening a cafe in spring 2010.

World Cup Roasting
1740 NW Glisan St., 228-5503, worldcupcoffee.com
You know them from the Powell’s cafe, but this medium-sized roaster has other cafes and sells to offices.

ZBeanz
zbeanz.com
Microroaster whose coffees are available at a few shops and markets around town.


I missed that the first time around.

I was told that there are now 35 or more roasters within the City limits of Portland. A larger roaster that's not on the list that does a pretty good job with mass market appeal is Bridgetown - we use it at work and it's a better than decent cup of coffee for less than $8 a pound wholesale.

My personal favorite right now is Water Avenue. They're one of several roasters in town that bleed passion into every cup.