Archive for February, 2004

The Aficionado’s Pacific Northwest Espressos

The Aficionado’s Pacific Northwest Espressos

If the Pacific Northwest has become identified with coffee generally, it has become even more identified with espresso. Though the espresso machine and its culture first romanced America via the Italian neighborhoods of New York and San Francisco, it only became fully Americanized in the Northwest in the 1980s. The basic Italian vocabulary of frothed […]

By February 16, 2004 |Reviews Tasting Report
Pacific Northwest Coffees

Pacific Northwest Coffees

It’s difficult for a long-time Berkeley guy like me to admit that the Pacific Northwest is the heart of current North American coffee culture, but it is. Seattle, Portland, and small cities and towns around and between are paved with coffee houses, coffee stands, cafes and specialty roasters of every possible level of size and […]

By February 1, 2004 |Reviews Tasting Report