Learning From the Masters
So much coffee geekery. It’s a cult, I tell you, a cult.
A few weeks ago, Alex (professional barista from Seattle, took a year off to make coffee in Portland, and is writing his senior thesis on cafe culture) and Neo (who has his own blog, Coffee and Cinema) developed Coffee Thursdays. At 9 am we meet up to OD sensibly (if that isn’t an oxymoron) on caffeine. At any given time each of us has a stash of different beans, which we sample together.
Side-by-side Hario and Clever Dripper comparison.
Cascara, AKA “crack tea,” tea made from dried coffee cherry husks. More caffeine than coffee.
Pourover session with Portland baristas– including Alex Pond, Northwest Barista Champion! This was actually for our student-run cafe’s African benefit where they were serving a Stumptown Kenyan. I shamelessly snuck into the training session even though I don’t work there…
Lots of coffees were unphotographed: Cafe Grumpy Guatemala pourover, Cafe Grumpy Heartbreaker Blend cold-brew (HEAVEN ON EARTH– tastes like chocolate), Stumptown Yirgacheffe…
Merry Christmas, everybody. Hope it’s a good one.