Saturday, December 31, 2011

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

The day after Christmas my wife and I head downtown to hit Powell's Books, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Voodoo Doughnut (which we did not actually go to because the line was wrapped out the door and down the block, about 50 people strong), and Andina Peruvian Restaurant in the Pearl District. We started off the day at Stumptown and the mocha that I ordered was so expertly prepared that I had to photograph it and place it on this blog. Being a legendary Portland establishment, Stumptown Coffee Roasters deserves a tip of the hat in this blog. I hope to have occasional digressions in between hikes to showcase not just the natural beauty of Portland, but also windows into city life itself here.

And here is one quintessential window into life as a Portlander:

Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Downtown Portland
Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Downtown Portland
Portland has several extraordinary boutique coffee roasters. I will try to experience and document all of them throughout the duration of this blog. Stumptown, being perhaps the most well know of the Portland roasters, was an obvious first start. The mocha, the Ethiopian brew, and the ham & gruyere croissant were all out of this world.

And I couldn't help but notice later on the walk through downtown what the barista at Stumptown drew into the foam of my mocha:
Christmas Tree at Pioneer Square - Downtown Portland
Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Downtown Portland

1 comment:

  1. Even the tabletop as a backdrop is perfect in that first photo. Good work amigo!