Though the smallest of the five Barista locations that I've wisited, I'm thinking this is the best one, for a couple of reasons. First, the location, Pine Street Market--I've become a fan of market-style retail/food spaces, and I've been to craft coffehouses in a few of these markets around the country.

Then there is their roast, something that barista began in the last couple of years. They still offer coffee from Heart, but I was told that this Brass Bar location always has the Barista roast on, and the Ethiopia Chelbessa that I had was tight.

Portland has such great coffee options that I cannot really keep up without actually living there, but I'm going to do my best to enjoy some more of that Barista roast as soon as I can.
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