Colombia Pacamara

As far as notoriety amongst coffee farmers go, Granja La Esperanza, operating mainly out of Colombia, receives their fair share. However this doesn’t mean they ever consider their work done. Constantly striving to push the boundaries of how much a coffee can be improved is how the folks at Granja La Esperanza like to keep busy. When… {read more}

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Ski and Ride for Water

Every year Portland Roasting Coffee’s non-profit side, Portland Global Initiatives, teams up with businesses in the local community in order to raise money to combat the global water crisis. They do it through mainly two different events: Walk for Water and Ski and Ride for Water. March 21st, we will be heading to Mt. Hood Meadows for… {read more}

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COE Guatemala Tasting Event

December 1st, we announced that we were now carrying an amazing the Cup of Excellence Guatemala. You can read more about it here. Now we are proud to announce that we have teamed up with ACE, the organization in charge of Cup of Excellence coffees to host a tasting of our COE Guatemala! Participants will meet us… {read more}

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Davis Brewer’s Cup – Nationals (Part 2)

Competitor: Davis Sears Coffee: Colombia Honey Pacamara From: Granja La Esparanza   (In part 1, we began the conversation with Davis Sears, first time Brewer’s Cup competitor about his experiences are the Big Western, as well as his motivation in joining the competition. In Part 2 we will explore first his interaction with the judges immediately following the… {read more}

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Davis Brewer’s Cup – Nationals (Part 1)

Competitor: Davis Sears Coffee: Colombia Honey Pacamara From: Granja La Esparanza One of Portland Roasting Coffee’s very own will be competing on the national level at Brewer’s Cup taking place February 19th-22nd. It was at Big Western Davis made his debut. During Davis’ down time at work, you can find him among his coffee brewing equipment: sieves,… {read more}

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Happy New Year

Before I begin, I want to say thank you by offering free shipping until January 5th with promo code NewYear It’s been a huge year here at Portland Roasting Coffee. We have celebrated some great landmarks, in large part to you – our loyal fans. A lot of us have been drinking our Cup of Excellence winning… {read more}

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Portland Roasting Coffee in Japan

I had the good fortune to visit our customer, and great friend, Sweet of Oregon, in Nagoya, Japan recently.  Sweet of Oregon is an amazing business that specializes is unbelievably creative and delicious cheesecake.  That is only one of the handmade products they make; they also make an amazing apple pie, fluffy pancakes, and many kinds of… {read more}

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Cup of Excellence –Guatemala

Many of you are aware of the Cup of Excellence award given to coffee farmers. This award is given to very few coffees every year after being scrupulously tested, and compared against thousands of other coffees from mostly small farms. When the Cup of Excellence started out, their mission was to elevate the appreciation and knowledge of… {read more}

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Holiday Roast 2014

Every year Portland Roasting engages in several projects in order to support not only our local community, but also the communities from which coffee is produced. During the holiday season, we pick a charity to donate proceeds from our Holiday Roast. This year, we are proud to announce this year’s recipient is the OHSU Foundation, in support… {read more}

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Tour Portland Roasting – Virtually

We have teamed up with the Oregon Coffee Board to offer tours of our roaster. You could purchase a $20 passport and visit a whole host of roasters and coffee shops in Portland, but what if you are not in the Pacific Northwest? We recently started selling our coffees on the East coast, where many fans may… {read more}

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Let’s Talk Coffee

Let’s Talk Coffee is an event series organized by Sustainable Harvest that aims to bring together every part of the coffee supply chain. Every year, Let’s Talk Coffee brings people together in coffee growing countries to talk about difficult issues in the industry, build or deepen business relationships, and participate in educational opportunities. This year’s event in… {read more}

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Davis places 5th in the Brewers Cup!

            This morning, we are a buzz about the results of the Big Western Coffee Championships, in Palm Springs. During this event coffee professionals came from all over the Western United States to compete in two segments of challenges: the U.S. Barista Championship, and the U.S. Brewers Cup.  Our excitement rested on… {read more}

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