You know what it takes for the posting of these examinations? Days that don’t belong in june, a return to japanese genmaicha and african rooibos, and another mild vow of cutting back on coffee. I don’t drink it daily, but goddamn So Delicious Coconut Creamer is dreamy, and I certainly broke my 1-2 soy lattes-a-week vow during the final past weeks of preparation for Vegan Iron Chef.
Here are some recent highlights in caffeination, including a stop at a sharp new favorite downtown - Public Domain, that evolved from Portland Coffeehouse. It is remarkable how they’ve elevated! The round up completes with a summer requirement: iced soy lattes. I’ll be on the search for Portland’s best as it warms up – any recs?
Soy Latte Round Up: Public Domain
Soy Latte Round Up: Barista II. You will never, ever go wrong here. The impressive NE location just started serving beer on tap, too.
Soy Latte Round Up: Artemis Cafe, vegan-friendly, organic & sustainable cafe located on the corner of SE 12th and Division that has so much awesome to offer.
Soy Latte Round Up: Haven Coffee. The bleakest of the round up, admittedly, but I like this shop.
Green Tea Matcha Latte: Little T American Baker - I think this is magic.
Soy Latte Round Up: Public Domain (nearly positive, since this is taken in Pioneer Square)
And the beckoning of iced lattes…
Soy Latte Round Up: Raspberry Iced Latte from South East Grind - such an indulgent wonder. This place is a little out of my way, but I like it. It's nice to know it exists if I ever want good coffee at 2am.
Soy Latte Round Up: Stumptown, SW 3rd - this was just everything I wanted, sipped as I almost shed a tear finishing Solar by Ian McEwan.
Round Up: This time, it's individually dripped Columbia Meta Lejanias single origin coffee from Cafe Velo. Beans from Heart.
Outside Cafe Velo. I really like their small but intriguing Mediterranean menu, and adore their coffee options, but it's a bit weird to see folks out flank steak when you're on a coffee break. I still intend to try the housemade falafel and flatbread.