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5 Great Cups of Coffee in Portland

5 Great Cups of Coffee in Portland

Portland is known for indie culture, craft beer, great food, and even better coffee. Here are five roasters around the city that have your high-quality caffeine fix covered.

Photo: Leslie Holder / Unsplash

Photo: Leslie Holder / Unsplash


1 - Stumptown Coffee Roasters

A Portland favorite for almost twenty years, Stumptown opened its flagship cafe in 1999. Since then, they’ve added three additional cafes, a roastery, a tasting annex, and multiple cafes around the country. The company’s ethical fair trade partnerships with coffee farmers made history in 2004 when Willamette Week reported that Stumptown had paid the highest-ever price per pound to a farm by a roaster in Nicaragua and Panama.

4525 SE Division St., Portland OR 97206 | stumptowncoffee.com


2 - Barista

Barista opened their first cafe in Portland’s charming Pearl District in 2009 and has opened three additional locations around the city since then. The company claims to serve “exceptional coffees from the world’s finest roasters, prepared by the most skilled baristas in Portland, Oregon.” And they do not disappoint. If you plan to stop by their flagship cafe before work, make sure to allow some extra time — there will likely be a very, very long line.

539 NW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97209 | baristapdx.com


3 - Jet Black Coffee Company

Entirely plant-based, Jet Black Coffee Company offers coconut, hemp, Oatly, and soy milk to compliment their delicious caffeinated concoctions. If you’re hungry, their drinks are served alongside vegan baked goods and pastries from select local bakeries.

11150 NE Weidler, Portland, OR 97220 | jetblackcoffeecompany.com


4 - Sweetpea Baking Company

Speaking of local vegan bakeries, Sweetpea Baking Company is another entirely plant-based cafe that offers a great cup of coffee alongside a limited menu and baked goods. Founded in 2005, the company’s commitment to animal rights and the environment is apparent in their use of local and often organic ingredients as well as their utilization of compost to reduce landfill waste.

1205 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214 | sweetpeabaking.com


5 - Coava Coffee Roasters

According to the company’s website, Coava began in owner Matt Higgin’s garage in 2008 and was funded with money he made from repairing motorcycles. Coava’s business model is focused on sustainable partnerships with coffee farmers and relies on green coffee. A section of their website is dedicated to putting faces to names and introducing their coffee producers to their customers.

1300 SE Grand Avenue A, Portland OR 97214 | coavacoffee.com

Photo: Tyler Nix / Unsplash

Photo: Tyler Nix / Unsplash

 
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