MIX Magazine of Portland, OR recently published an article on some of the new micro-roasters in town: The New Portland Coffee Micro Roasters | MIX Magazine. Yes, it seems that it is now Portland’s turn for the often-recycled “new area roasters” story idea.

The article notes five new and notable roasters and lists a brief bio for each: what inspired them, how they learned to roast, and why they think Portland has attracted such coffee enthusiasts. They also enlist Connie Blumhardt and Shanna Germain, the publisher and editor (respectively) of Roast magazine, to cup coffees from each roaster.

While the article perpetuates that annoying media obsession with all things shiny and new, it’s hard to kick print media when it’s down. But we will anyway…