Sunday, March 21, 2010





Concept Cafe

Looking toward the beginning of April, I see great opportunity. I'm headed to Portland, OR and joining a company called Water Avenue Coffee. WAC is well underway and you'll hear all about it when we're ready. WAC plans to open the first week in May. Meanwhile, there are other ideas.

A short-term, concept project, has presented it's self and is great venue for some delicious coffee; it's called Temporary Coffee, a division of Water Avenue Coffee.

Temporary Coffee is the brain child of Matt Milletto, Director of Training at the American Barista and Coffee School and founder of www.BaristaExchange.com; and seasoned roaster Brandon Smyth, Partner and Head Roaster at Water Avenue Coffee . Adjacent to the school, Matt and Brandon identified an empty space with all the makings of retail coffee. Temporary Coffee brings the offerings of WAC in a sort of 'sneak prevue'. It allows us to what we do best; focus on coffee preparation.

For a limited time we'll offer an elegant program of espresso beverages and pourover coffee, featuring but not limited to:

Rwanda Abakundakawa Coop FTC - Fully Washed
Honduras Micro-Lot Santa Barbara, Jesus Moreno
Sumatra Permata Gayo FTC Organic


As a compliment, we're serving croissants from Peal Bakery and potentially meat and cheese baguettes from Olympic Provisions.

We hope you can join us for this special offering, starting April 1st.

Temporary Coffee
1028 SE Water Ave. 
Portland, OR 97214
M-F 7-2

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Coffee Fest New York
These and a host of other gadgets will accompany me on the bar at Coffee Fest New York. Visit me at booth #231 where I'll be brewing pure deliciousness. March 5th - 7th at the Medowlands.