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Catering Chronicles: Wild About Game, 2014

For us at Case Study, Nicky USA's Wild About Game event is a huge highlight on our catering calendar. Initially conceived as a small thank you from the folks at Nicky Farms for the chefs and vendors they worked with, it's grown into a premier competition, with chefs from eateries like Ned Ludd and Matt's in the Market winning categories like "Squab", "Protein", and "Elk". The venue is Timberline Lodge's Wy'East Lodge, and the setting the breathtaking view from the peak of Mount Hood. The time was early autumn. Liza, Eli, Chris, and Wes brought one of our La Marzocco GS3 espresso machines, some Yama cold brew towers, LOTS of our famous cold brew, and Kalita Wave pour over cones. Eli says, "For me the biggest memorable...

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Behind the Scenes: Winter Decorations

Who knew that tree climbing, aerial gymnastics, and an athlete's stamina would be necessary to pull off decorating our three shops in three nights? Determined this year to coordinate a multi-shop seasonal change, we started planning months ago. This, friends, is the face of a winter wonderland in the making. Emily is not ashamed to admit she's enamored of the season. Comes from growing up in a Victorian house and singing Christmas carols around the wood fire every holiday. Turns out, Christine is our resident bow-tying expert. She certainly tied upwards of a hundred bows. It didn't help that our scissors snapped partway through--but we are nothing if not resourceful. Shandy helped. Credit for much of the hard work goes...

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Customer Profile: Jenn Wilson

A majestic woman who trails flair and exudes congeniality, Jenn Wilson is hands-down one of our favorite customers here at Case Study Coffee. She’s a daily—sometimes twice-daily—visitor to the Sandy store, which is not far from her Montavilla home, and you have only to watch our faces light up when she walks in to know how much we love her. “I first met Wes and Chris back in 2007, I think, when I hired the espresso cart to cater an event at Providence  Medical Groups, where I worked in oncology management," says Jenn. "I just clicked with them immediately, and when they said they were opening a coffeeshop I was thrilled because their coffee is so good! I always appreciated...

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Coffee: Campamento Alto #1 Microlot, Guatemala

This beautiful coffee comes from Aurelio Villatoro’s farm, La Esperanza, in La Libertad, Huehuetenango, just steps from the Mexican border.  In Feburary I met Aurelio and his family on my trip to Guatemala.  Aurelio was so gracious as to let our group come into his home to cup samples off many farms from the region that we had milled and sample roasted the night before.  All of the beautiful coffees from Guatemala that have graced our shops I tasted in Aurelio’s home. Fast forward two months, to the Specialty Coffee Association tradeshow in Seattle.  Edwin from Onyx Coffee and Finca Vista Hermosa (a farm we’ve partnered with, and a coffee you are all familiar with from our shop) held a...

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Events: Grand Opening Party

We are delighted to welcome you to our new space at 1422 NE Alberta to celebrate our Grand Opening Party. Featuring DJ Anjali and the Incredible Kid as well as local beer and food, it'll be a smash! Come anytime from 7pm on (21 and over).  

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