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

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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