Coffee Playtime in Portland

Hanging around Portland, Ore., this weekend? Well, if you are, we’ve got some amazing sunshine and coffee happenings to boot in the works for you!

Come on by the grand opening party for Case Study Coffee, a new cafe located in Barista Magazine’s hood—that would be upper NortheastWe’re so excited that some quality-minded folks opened a cafe in this area—and it’s perfectly situated between a bike shop, a comic store and with a surf and skate shop just a few more blocks north.

Here’s the invite:

You may be close friends and know what we’ve been up to, you may have helped us make our coffeehouse possible, or you may know us as Espresso Arts Catering.  In any case, we’ve opened our coffeehouse doors!  We’re Case Study Coffee @ 5347 NE Sandy Blvd and we are having our shindig this Saturday evening!  Please come see the space, have a beer, an espresso, some food or all of the above and help us break in our new digs.  Here are the specifics and be sure to check out the spiffy invitation that’s attached.  Come see what we’ve been up for many months now!  Please bring your friends or anyone you think should know we’re out there ;)

Case Study Coffee Grand Opening Party
5347 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR 97213
Saturday, July 24th 8:30pm until whenever

We also just got an email from our friends at Public Domain, which is located in downtown Portland, about all the haps they have going on this summer.Read on…

Free Cups and Private Cuppings at Public Domain

Downtown coffeehouse offers new opportunities to engage and educate

PORTLAND, Ore.July 21, 2010 – For those who love not only exceptional coffee, but also the well-versed conversation and informed interaction served up by world class baristas, Public Domain, Portland’s newest downtown coffeehouse, offers new opportunities to engage and experience a great cup of coffee.

Committed to telling the story of coffee’s journey from farm to roaster, then finally barista, Public Domain will add Private Cuppings and Guided Tastings to its menu of offerings.  Gather a group of up to eight people for a Private Cupping and experience the professional technique used by roasters and baristas.  You’ll go through the process as you compare and contrast the latest seasonal offerings from Public Domain, personal favorites or coffee from another roaster.  Sip, share and learn, and leave with a half-pound bag of coffee and a greater appreciation of all there is to love—and know—about coffee. Private Cuppings for up to eight are $60.

Smaller groups can connect with the coffee in their cups in an all new way with Guided Tastings.  In a barista competition style format, participants will experience a single coffee prepared different ways, including as a pour over and in espresso drinks from the Slayer, the shop’s innovative espresso machine.  Participants leave with an understanding of coffee’s journey to the coffeehouse, as well as about various preparations. Guided Tastings for up to four are $50 and include a half-pound bag of coffee per person.  Call 503.243.6374 to make arrangements for a Private Cupping or Guided Tasting.

Public Domain will continue to offer free public cuppings at 2pm on weekends, Happy Hour Espresso Tastings between 12-1pm on  Mondays and 4- 6pm Thursdays, and Home Brewing classes on the first Saturday of the month at 11am.

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.