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Coffee: Colombia Patio Bonito

We've seen an amazing run of 5 coffees from Colombia come through our doors over the last few months, and we end our season of Colombian coffees with a beautiful relationship coffee from Carlos Trujillo and his family of Patio Bonito.  As with many of the coffees in this series, it's story with Case Study started in a blind cupping (coffee tasting) in Colombia.  Once again I was smitten with one (this) particular coffee, and had one distinct tasting note for it - guava.  I knew we would carry this coffee because I was in love with it.  Amongst all it's competition on the table it stood out as a dead ringer for this tropical fruit, along with the familiar satisfying body and chocolate backbone. Visiting the Trujillo's farm...

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Brew It: Aeropress

In 2005 at the Seattle Coffee Fest, Aerobie debuted an odd looking coffee brewing device, an interesting item for the toy company to put on the market. The invention of this plastic device was prompted by a simple question that came up around the company dinner table one night: "What do you do when you want just one cup of coffee?" This intrigued Alan Adler (inventor of the Aerobie throwing disc) and his mind immediately got to thinking on it. He found that the coffee industry leaned toward pour overs for single cup brewing methods, but these devices require such precision and patience in order attain a consistently good cup.  By combining air pressure and a short immersion time, Adler created...

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Case Study Coffee Crew: Shaylee King

Shaylee grew up in the small town of Seward, Alaska. One night, sitting around the campfire with her family, surrounded by the beauty of nature and the glorious Alaskan night sky, she realized that she was so lucky to grow up in such a majestic place. Yet, she knew that there must be more out there that would continue to amaze her. “I needed to see the world. I knew that I would miss home because, honestly, I am in love with Alaska and my family, but I knew I needed to explore.” Shaylee thrives in creative atmospheres. She loves exploring the outdoors through hiking, camping, and rock climbing. She loves to create paintings and drawings and can usually be...

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Case Study Coffee Crew: Candyce

Slinging Coffee at our Sandy Shop Candyce is a native Oregonian who has been in Portland for the past 7 years, aside from a brief 6 month stint in which she and her husband, Anthony, lived in Peru teaching English. While in Peru, they had an opportunity to spend some time on a coffee farm, and see the journey of delicious Peruvian coffee from seed to cup. It was one of the highlights of the trip.  Candyce loves traveling abroad and plans to make her way to each continent over her lifetime. She is currently working on her Masters in counseling at Western Seminary. In her spare time, she enjoys bookbinding, running, swimming, reading and  participates in at least one...

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Case Study Coffee Crew: Tyree Pullen

Tyree slinging lattes at the Alberta Cafe Tyree Pullen is a Portland native who remains dedicated to his hometown, even as he dreams of opening a micro-roastery in Belgium.  He loves the undercurrent of creative energy that runs deep in Portland. “It is remarkable to watch how Portland has changed over the years, but yet the creativity aspect remains the same. It can take people a while to tap into that part of the city.” When not at work, Tyree enjoys playing basketball, socializing around the poker table, and more recently has discovered the joy of fishing. Even having been raised here, he gets excited about the abundance of new places to discover and experience around this great city.  Roasting ...

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