The Best Cup of Coffee in 10,000 Miles

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      My heart goes back to Portland for coffee.  For me, their attention to the details took things to another level.  This is the Stumptown cafe in downtown Portland.  Yes, I have mentioned it before.  It was the best.  The coffee was sharp as a saber and velvet as night.  It brought alacrity to the brain like a diamond bullet through the forehead.  Still, the feeling on the street where we sat at a table was mellow and relaxed.  You could rest and watch people with the assurance of a black restorative in your mug.
     A wise man once said that hospitality is paying attention to the guest.  Stumptown paid careful attention to the guest and I am humbled.  Even though the original cafe gets second place, the downtown cafe wins the award as the best.

Taylor Field
Upside Down Leader
http://www.newhopedigital.com/index.php/2012/04/editors-column-waiting-for-upside-down-leadership/

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Published in: on July 17, 2012 at 2:41 am  Leave a Comment  

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