We’ve been working with our friends over at Food 52, passing along tips to help their readers brew better. Today’s installment in The Perfect Cup series: How to use a French press. Read our tips over here.
Today Joni Mitchell turns 70.
She’s widely considered to be one of the most influential female recording artists of the 20th century, and tends to spin on morning rotation in many of our cafes in the blue days of winter. Cheers to you, Ms. Mitchell. Hope you’re out wrecking your stockings in some jukebox dive.
Portland photographer and seven-year Stumptown Division cafe regular Carli Davidson has an amazing new book full of photos of wet dogs shaking off, a seemingly ordinary subject. Yet under Davidson’s adept lens she captures, as she says, “the moment dogs turn into monsters.” Inspired by the iconic Edward Muybridge film of a horse running, these images catch her subjects at their goofiest. Check out the full Huffington Post article here and pick up the book SHAKE here.
Willem Boot wrote an interesting profile of Gesha coffee, its origins, and its evolution over the past decade in Roast Magazine. Our head green coffee buyer Darrin Daniel weighs in, as does the pioneering producer from Panama, Price Peterson. Read the full article here. Learn more about the Peterson family here and check out their latest coffee offerings here.
Fall is officially here in the Northwest, and it’s a good a time as any to pack up, pick up and head out to the wilderness. We took a day trip out to the Gorge, coolers stocked, obvs, with plenty of Cold Brew, which pairs quite nicely with our other favorite winter beverages. (Hint: whiskey.)