Aaaahh … COFFEE

Aaaahh ... COFFEE

Drawn to the Pearl District in Portland ….first for lunch, now for COFFEE!

We found Stumptown Coffee in a little ‘annex’ next to a delightful old hotel …. a line out the door (always an indication of good things worth waiting for!)

Aaaahh ... COFFEE

 

 

 

As part of the lobby of the Portland’s Ace Hotel this Stark Street location offers a delightful setting to sit back and enjoy Stumptown coffee.

Aaaahh ... COFFEE

 

 

 

 

Aaaahh ... COFFEE

 

 

 

Aaaahh ... COFFEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaaahh ... COFFEE

Aaaahh ... COFFEE

Aaaahh ... COFFEE

One of Portlands many coffee houses, his location is at 1026 SW Stark Street, Portland Or 97205, which is one of Stumptown’s  five locations in Portland.  Stump town Coffee Roasters offers a rich experience, both in its delicious coffee as well as its many locations which include shops in Seattle, New York, and Los Angeles.

Are You A Coffee Snob?

Here is a fun whimsical view of Coffee and Coffee Drinkers. Are You a Coffee Snob?

Coffee is not merely a beverage on the morning menu, it is a right. Some of us need coffee for our brains to function correctly and some of us really, really love the taste. Others of us enjoy the ritual as much as anything.

Talking to a coffee drinker, their investment in the stuff becomes obvious. Within five minutes, you’ll definitely know whether you’re talking to a casual coffee drinker, or a straight up coffee snob. Below are a few things only a coffee snob would understand. Are YOU a coffee snob?

 Pre-Ground Coffee Is Not An Option

Are You a Coffee Snob?

Who knows how along ago it was ground?

Making Morning Pour-Over Is Actually Kind Of Meditative

Are You a Coffee Snob?

Until you rip through one Chemex filter, and then every time after that is filled with terrible trepidation.

The Crema Is One Of Life’s Greatest Joys

Are You a Coffee Snob?

That’s not steamed milk, man. That’s just what espresso DOES.

How It Feels When Someone Says ‘Expresso’

Are You a Coffee Snob?

Our brains. OUR BRAINS.

You Are Way More Interested In How Recently The Coffee Was Roasted

Than How Dark/Caffeinated It Is

Are You a Coffee Snob?

We know, French Roast people. You love how bitter it is.

“Coffee Creamer” Will Do No Such Thing

Are You a Coffee Snob?

Powder does not belong in coffee.

The Stuff In Here Is A LAST RESORT

Are You a Coffee Snob?

We’re really sorry it’s come to this. Are you at your in-laws’ or something?

This Is One Of The Nicest Things Someone Can Do For You

Are You a Coffee Snob?

And a good morning to you TOO, sir.

This Isn’t Coffee

Are You a Coffee Snob?

 This is dessert.

This Mostly Gets Used For Cold Brew Now

Are You a Coffee Snob?

Hot coffee-making has moved on to greener pastures, like the Aeropress and the Chemex.

You Know What This Is Called And How It Works

Are You A Coffee Snob?

(For the rest of you, this is a siphon system and it works like a magical coffee vacuum.)

Adapted from an animated Huffington Post

Tuesday Tidbit: A Few Fun Facts About Coffee

This started as a fun list of “12 Awesome Facts About Coffee” but with further research, more awesome facts were discovered, so here are just a few fun facts to get started and more will be added over time.

  •  Coffee is actually a fruit –  a cherry. 

Coffee Cherry

Coffee CherriesCoffee comes from a tree or bush that bears cherry fruit. The coffee bean is the seed that resides within the cherry. If the coffee itself wasn’t such a valuable and tasty commodity we might see coffee cherries in the grocery store. The coffee cherrie’s taste is one of a very delicious tart fruit that some describe as light, honey, sweet, peachy and watermelon.

 

  • One coffee tree yields only about one pound of roasted coffee each year. 
  • The word “coffee” comes from the Arabic “qahhwat al-bun,” meaning “wine of the bean.” Awesome Coffee Facts

This tidbit is brought to you by the people who want you to feel classier while drinking your morning beverage. Remember; you’re not desperately trying to get yourself awake for work after a sleepless night, you’re enjoying a little wine of the bean!

  • Legend has it that coffee was discovered by Ethiopian shepherds who discovered their goats dancing around after eating the beans. Discovered by Goats             

  Yup you heard right coffee was first discovered by a goat!

More specifically a young goat herder by the name of Kaldi in the 9th-century. He noticed his goats acting strange when they ate the cherries from the coffee tree so he tried it for himself. This story does not show up in writings until the 16th-century but it is a good  story and it sounds very plausible.

How exactly do goats dance?  Or…do goats need coffee to act strange, be giddy  and appear to dance around?  In any case, we’re forever grateful for the contribution of these anonymous, possibly-fictional 9th century goat herders; without them, restless New Yorkers would have no way to wake up in the morning! Awesome Facts about Coffee

  • New York drinks about 7 times as much coffee as the rest of the world

    Well, they DO call it the city that never sleeps….maybe this is why? You know, New Yorkers, we’ve heard it helps if you don’t drink any coffee after sunset. Just a tip.

 

 

 

  • These Awesome Facts about coffee are brought to you by Coffee Cup News, Coffee Fact Sheet, Coffee Time, Spot On Lists, DailyPix, and TinyBytes.

Coffee & Wine?

For coffee addicts and wine connoiseurs –  a cozy ‘chic’ environment offering rich coffees, elegant wines, refreshing teas, and fresh seasonal fare.

Talebu Coffee and Wine CafeCoffee and Wine

Talebu Coffee and Wine Cafe, is “not an ordinary coffe shop but an experinece with panache”. With gracious inside seating, including small vignettes for ‘cozy’ conversations, tables for computer work, and an area for entertainers (open to local artists, musicians, and live acts), and outside seating for enjoying the beautiful Arizona weather.

Talebu Coffee and Wine Cafe

Talebu Coffee and Wine Cafe

Talebu Coffee and Wine Cafe

Talebu Coffee and Wine Cafe

Talebu Coffee and Wine Cafe

Talebu Coffee and Wine Cafe