Tag Archive 'stumptown'

Uptight Seattleite: The Portlanders are coming!

Posted by TheShot on 13 Jun 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Foreign Brew, Starbucks

As Stumptown Coffee Roasters plans to invade Seattle, today’s Seattle Weekly published an amusing letter of distress from a reader concerned about the coming potential clash of Northwest espresso cultures: Uptight Seattleite: Why This Unfair Prejudice Against Skateboarders? (Seattle Weekly). The writer also categorizes the local shot pullers in two distinct families: The Starbucks family, […]

Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters coming to Seattle

Posted by TheShot on 27 Apr 2007 | Filed under: Foreign Brew

According to today’s Seattle Times, Stumptown Coffee Roasters — who were instrumental to putting SF’s Ritual Coffee Roasters on the map — are opening up a location in Seattle: Business & Technology | Portland’s Stumptown Coffee Roasters coming to Seattle | Seattle Times Newspaper. With Stumptown adding to Seattle’s coffee riches, and Intelligentsia recently opening […]

The Clover Story: Holy Platinum Percolators! Stumptown’s $11,000 coffee makers

Posted by TheShot on 24 Feb 2007 | Filed under: Café Society, Machine

This week Willamette Week (Portland, OR) reported on a new coffee maker — one that has been getting a ton of buzz in coffee aficionado circles — now in use at Portland’s Stumptown: Willamette Week Online | Post: ‘Holy Platinum Percolators! Stumptown’s $11,000 coffee makers’. Made by Clover of Seattle, the uniqueness of its design […]

Demand is growing for rich decaf coffee

Posted by TheShot on 09 Nov 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Quality Issues, Robusta

Decaffeinated coffee was once treated a lot like robusta: as some kind of crude, faux coffee that caters to consumers with the misfortune of a biological defect. But just as high-quality, expertly prepared robusta beans started appearing on the market from places such as India (for blending into quality roasts for espresso, etc.), decaf coffee […]

El Salvador Cup of Excellence

Posted by TheShot on 20 Jun 2006 | Filed under: Beans, Quality Issues

Today’s Lawrence Journal-World (Kansas) features an article on the El Salvador Cup of Excellence competition: Coffee connoisseur | LJWorld.com. The competition enables growers to set aside their best beans and submit them for judging — ultimately in the hope of attaining a top auction prices offered by roasters. By selling premium beans directly to roasters, […]

2006 Western Regional Barista Competition: Part 2, The Honor Roll

Posted by TheShot on 06 Mar 2006 | Filed under: Barista, Beans, Local Brew

The Petaluma Hot List As I mentioned in a previous post, the 2006 Western Regional Barista Competition was held in Petaluma over this past weekend. Twenty-two baristas from across California and Hawai’i participated in the annual competition — many for their first time. In addition to bringing out some of the best espresso preparation the […]

An Obsessive’s Guide to Coffee

Posted by TheShot on 15 Feb 2006 | Filed under: Foreign Brew, Home Brew, Local Brew, Machine, Quality Issues

It took a moment for me to dig up an online version, but here it is. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the March 2006 issue of Food & Wine Magazine has a special report on coffee: An Obsessive’s Guide to Coffee | Food & Wine. The editors apparently “spent 410 man-hours tasting 157 coffees […]

San Francisco’s New Wave

Posted by TheShot on 21 Jan 2006 | Filed under: Local Brew

Over the past couple of years, San Francisco has undergone something of a revolution in great espresso. Although the quality revolution has yet to trickle down to the typical corner café, great changes have taken place at the upper eschelon. At the forefront of this revolution is a troika of relative newcomers: Blue Bottle Coffee, […]

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