Stumptown, Stumptown, Stumptown. The second best cup of coffee I had was on the original coffee shop for Stumptown in Portland. Keep your eye open for it. In Manhattan, coffee shops put little signs out saying they serve Stumptown. I predict these signs will grow.
I had a Chemex pour there. The woman who prepared it was so precise. She had two mechanisms timing and monitoring the water and her pours. I asked her why. She said, “This is almost a five dollar cup of coffee. We want everything to be perfect.” She gave me a packet of instructions on preparing Chemex coffee, which she said was the result of thousands of personal tests. The coffee was a jazz concert, and every tone was in the zone.
Adapting a quote from Benjamin Franklin, which itself is often misquoted–coffee is a kind of proof that God loves us and wishes us well. It makes us stop and remember why we are here. It is a cure for amnesia.
Upside Down Leader