Scoop: Portland Baristas Best Seattle’s (Again)

Gossip that misses Kelly and Michelle.

PIZZA SQUABBLE SETTLED: Two local pizzerias have settled a beef over pizzaiolos. Stephen Ferruzza, owner of Al Forno Ferruzza on Northeast Alberta Street, was upset when some of his employees were   More
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 WW Culture Staff

Portland Wins 2013 NW Barista Competition

Portland rules, Seattle drools.


Food & Drink
Even if you don't give a toss about the Sounders-Timbers rivalry (and we don't [Speak for yourself! -Ed.]), there's still a cheap thrill to be had every time Portland beats Seattle in another competitive arena of physical prowess: making coffee. Portland dominated at last year's Northwest Regional Barista Competition in Tacoma, while Seattle baristas barely showed up to compete. But with this ...   More
Monday, February 4, 2013 RUTH BROWN

Buzz Next Year

What and how Portland will be drinking in 2013.

Food Reviews & Stories
Coffee Roasters United The problem: Small specialty coffee roasters can’t afford to buy raw beans from growers on other continents by themselves. Sterling Coffee Roasters owner Adam McGovern beli   More
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 MITCH LILLIE

Championship Coffee

Portland places fourth in U.S. Barista Championships


Food & Drink
The number of really silly moustaches in Portland increased ten-fold last week as the Specialty Coffee Association of America's annual "Event" and the U.S. Barista Championships came to town.  While sweaty salespeople and momtrepreneurs flogged labeling equipment and smoothie mixes at the SCAA expo, the cool kids were in the "activities hall," sucking up free wifi (comically sponsored by Dunkin' ...   More
Monday, April 23, 2012 RUTH BROWN

Portland, These Are Your Coffee Champions

PDX sweeps North West Regional Barista Competition


Food & Drink
Competitive coffee making: yes, it exists, and it's serious business. There's music and costumes and endless discussion of the notes. Yes, it's a bit pretentious and silly (albeit delicious), but Portland isn't exactly killing it in bigger sporting leagues at the moment, so we'll celebrate a victory where we can get it, and making coffee is something this town does really, really well.So this weekend ...   More
Sunday, January 29, 2012 by Ruth Brown

Meet Portland's New Barista Champion


Food & Drink
A few weeks back, we profiled local coffee bar and roaster Coava Coffee, which has been grabbing the attention of the coffee world with its innovative brewing methods. This week, the company is making headlines for another reason: it just won both the Northwest Regional Barista Competition and Brewers Cup, which were held in Tacoma, WA, on the weekend.Also making the trip to throw down for Portland ...   More
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 RUTH BROWN


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