I'm excited to return to Portland for many reasons, not the least of which is an opportunity to revisit some favorite coffee shops as well as to discover what new shops have opened in the last 16 months.

My first discovery, a stand on Alder, Ole Latte, featuring an actual pour over (V60) setup, and serving the local Ristretto Roasters.

I had a Colombia El Paraiso that was pretty good, although not as good as I expected based on the sample from the Fetco machine. The Fetco sample was excellent, but I did not find the V60 to be better, as I would have expected. Part of the reason, however, might have been that I had to drink it quickly, because my movie had started, and the coffee had not yet cooled to the optimal temperature.
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