Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I'm a Tall Non-Fat Latte, Trapped in a Double Short Americano

I would bet that any coffee-drinker can remember with great clarity their drink preferences throughout their life, chronologically. We all go through phases where our signature drink changes over time due to age, financial situation, fads...

Here is my biography-by-coffee:

16 oz. mocha (high school years)
16 oz. iced mocha (high school years during the summer)
8 oz. americano, with cream and sugar (college)
12 oz. latte, no cream, no sugar (post-college)
12 oz. non-fat latte, no cream, no sugar
drip coffee

I notice a pattern.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Evergreen State has a Clover

Since my spring-time studying has finally slowed, I am anxious to get back to blogging about new coffeehouses that have sprouted up all over.

First though, an email from a reader:

On Sat, May 3, 2008 at 10:25 PM, River Maiden wrote:
I enjoyed reading your blog. Taking a journey into Portland's elite coffeehouses is definitely a worthwhile journey.

If your perception of 'Portland" is in the metropolitan sense, you should take the journey north to Vantucky. We carry Stumptown Coffee as many of the great Portland coffee bars do. We know how to execute it to it's highest potential as well. Also, with the Annex and the Ace taking out their Clovers, River Maiden Artisan Coffee is the only coffeehouse in the world where you can have your favorite Stumptown variety on a Clover.

If you dare venture to the suburbs, you won't be disappointed.


Aaron Flies
River Maiden Artisan Coffee

I am very curious to try this Clover machine and with Stumptown beans no less. Road trip!