Meet the Producers: Costa Rica
Once again Stumptown will be providing an opportunity for us all to meet the folks who bring us these great beans. In honor of our visiting friends, we’ve chosen to feature all Costa Rican coffees and a single origin espresso from Costa Rica as well. This event is free and open to the public. “Please Join us on Wednesday, September 24th from 6-8pm at our downtown cafe - 128 SW...
Coffee Offerings September 18th - October 1st
Brumas del Zurqui Caturra/Catuai Varetials Hershey’s chocolate syrup, hazelnut, subtle lemon, dry-sauvignon blanc-like finish Direct Trade Costa Rica Cafetin Typica Typica Varietal A sweet and lush floral fragrance yields ot a transparent compositiion of juicy plum, red currant, and Oregon pluot with an exceptionally clean finish. Direct Trade Costa Rica Herbazu Villasarchi...
Single Origin Espresso
For the next week or so we will be pulling the Villalobos as a single origin espresso. I highly recommend it as a straight double ristretto, or as a macchiatto.
Coffee Offerings September 4th - September 17th
Costa Rica Finca Salaca Varietal: Villalobos Honeysuckle and milk chocolate aromas are met in the flavor profile by notes of white apricot, green grape and kiwi. Direct Trade Sumatra Lake Tawar Varietal: Jember & Catimor Big, bold and juicy with flavors of Barolo, fresh tobacco, blackberry jam and cedar. Ethipia Yirgacheffe Kale Kocherie Ethiopia Heirloom Varietal Candied lemon...
Artist for September: Thomas Le Ngo
See more of his work all this month at Blend, or on his flickr page.
From the desk of January M. Vawter I’ll be at the Annex today for the 3pm cupping. Maybe I can sweet talk the boys into throwing some Don Pachi on the table… In the meantime, here’s a picture of a four eared cat:
Coffee Offerings August 20th - September 3rd
Honduras Finca El Puente Las Amazonas Micro Lot Bourbon and Catuai Honeysuckle aromas are met with sweet citrus notes of mandarin and a caramel finish. Direct Trade Costa Rica Finca Salaca Villalobos Honeycucke and milk chocolate aromas are met in the flavor profile by nos of white apricot, green grape and kiwi Direct Trade We’ve also held over the Panama Duncan Estate and Ethiopia...
Hey kids… we’ve been playing around with this Ethiopia natural* from Stumptown and it’s pulling amazing as an espresso. If you feel like a little capp or macchiato, stop on by. It’s like a strawberry creamsicle.
Coffee Offerings August 6th - 20th
Panama Duncan Estate Linden dominates the overall flavor of the cup from ragrance through finish and is accompanied by notes kumquat, key lime, strawberry, and evergreen. Direct Trade, Organic Sumatra Mendheling (Grade 1) Jember & Catimor Heavy, syrupy and full of body with an earthy yet herbal character Ethiopia Koratie Natural Ethiopia Heirloom Varietal An aroma of berry jam...
Coffee Offerings July 24th - August 6th
Nicaruagua Los Delirios (La Guatusa Micro Lot) Caturra and Typica Varietals Red apple juice, dates and maple syrup. Ceritified Organic, Direct Trade Panama Carmen Estate Caturra and Typica Varietals Extremely floral in the fragrance, sweet milk chocolate, notes of meyer lemon, mandarin orange and blackberry. Direct Trade Ethiopia Mordecofffe Sidamo Ethiopia Heirloom Varietal Black tea...
all / is / well
Artist for the month of July: Chuck Bloom
Coffees: June 26th - July 10th
Honduras Finca el Puente (Las Amazonas Micro Lot) Bourbon and Catuai Varietals Honeysuckle aromas are met with sweet citrus notes of mandarin and a caramel finish Direct Trade Guatemala Finca el Injerto Bouron Varietal A jasmine fragrance is met with flavors of Dutch chocolate, roasted almonds, meyer lemon, plum and a chamomile tea finish. Direct Trade Sumatra Blue Batak Java, Jember...
So it’s Miss Carly’s last shift today. Right now. She’s headed for warmer climates and in-state tuition. We wish her well. But there’s totally that selfish part of me that wishes she’d stick around and continue to improve my quality of life.
Annex Cupping with January
mmejanvier: Hey kids. If you’re in the neighborhood tomorrow (Friday), come join me at the Annex. 34th and SE Belmont | 3pm sharp
"Towards Carfee Cities"
This Sunday from 8am-2pm, 150 blocks in North Portland will be closed to stinky motorized vehicles. Apparently this is going to be some kind of crazy 6-mile block party. Complete with dancin’ fools, tasty treats, bike geeks, and face painters. You just can’t have a community event without face painters. We’re excited/lucky to be smack dab in the heart of the action. Lara and...
Coffees: June 12th - 25th
Colombia Chimayo Cartago Caturra, Colombia, Maragogype & Typica Dried fruit and floral notes in th fragrance lead to lemon and cherry flavors all of which are tied together with a lucid, cane sugar like swetness. Direct Trade Pulls beautifully as an espresso. Profiles best straight, as a macchiato, or a small (5.5oz) cappuccino. Yemen Sharasi Sold Out Udaini Varietal Fresh...
You’re no bunni till some bunni loves you– June Artist: Angela Raines