Kevin Fuller, owner of Albina Press, and Stumptown Coffee have made available their special "competition blend" beans for sale at the NE Albina Press location.
Today is the last day to purchase your own bag of the coffee Fuller will be competing with in this weekend's United States Barista Championship!
I picked up my bag yesterday evening.
It is a single-origin blend. Sounds like an oxymoron but Stumptown worked with their farm to cultivate two great beans to blend together in what Fuller describes as part grapefruit and part caramel. (Food GPS, scroll way down.)
I'm enjoying the blend this rainy morning and can't wait to see the 2009 champion barista crowned tomorrow at the Convention Center. Good luck to all the Portland baristas!
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