So, I’m on day 3 of a brief coffee detox. I had a major caffeine/sugar crash after attending a killer vegan candy party, and then recording and experiencing the Stumptown Vegans local chocolate review, all within a 24 hour period. I let Sahagun’s revolutionary Stumptown coffee bar live inside my brain. Oh wow, ow. I’m aiming to stay coffee-free until my annual East Coast snow pilgrimage/vacation next week, cup of oolong in hand.
Naturally, it’s time to torment myself with the continuation of my Examination of Portland Soy Lattes.
Portland is a city renowned for its stellar, ever- independent coffee scene. It’s an amusing, eye-opening place where Stumptown Coffee and its appreciated and nestled, alternatives, rule. These examinations are simple photo essays of where I’ve sipped on soy lattes in the past few months. Recent adventures not pictured: Coffee House NW (for a macchiato – oh, my) and Sweetpea Baking Co.
I enjoy when I can say things like “This latte is like a cloud!” and “soy latte dream!”, and this was an appropriate experience.
Soy Latte from Heart
I have to say life has been really good lately – because I’ve been to Barista twice within a few weeks. The highest quality coffee shop in Portland, offering beans from a small variety of rotating, independent roasters.
Another Soy Latte from Barista
Soy Latte from Spella Cafe
The owners of the beloved Spella cart downtown opened a lovely small shop on SW 5th. My secret day job relocated this fall, and this shop has replaced Coffee Plant as my walking-distance-indulgence. I am full of gratitude when I visit!
The next two lattes have been featured as “awesomes” before, but what the hell. They’re awesome for awesome reasons, obvs.
The Perfect Holiday Latte from Artemis Cafe
Acme Coffee Company (Ristretto Roasters)
My first latte from this newer SE coffeeshop. It really underwhelmed me, but I’ll give them another try -especially because I liked the hard workin’, creative, and homey atmosphere in this coffeeshop house.
I’ll use the word “ethereal”. Just try and stop me.
Next up – I don’t remember where this is from! Egads.
Unidentified Soy Latte
Have you seen me?
Do you believe this shit? Believe I had a gift card. Believe there’s no need to ever order vanilla. Or from here, in the Pacific Northwest, at least. Hopefully ever, unless you’re in need of caffeine at an airport ?
Please note I did not finish this and I am still apologizing to my soul.
Any recommendations for the next round, or Boston or NYC coffee? I’m always looking to try new spots. Though in NYC, I will gladly let Drowning in a Demitasse lead the way…