I'm back from Portland. It was fantastic. I had some amazing coffees, I had some wonderful espresso, I spent time with great people.
And I'm gone.
We're moving up to Portland in one month. Time to take the next step.
I'm excited, I'm nervous, I'm thrilled - I can't wait and yet I'm overwhelmed.
It's going to be amazing.
We tasted the new Stumptown Hairbender this morning. It's been reformulated and it's incredible. Intense, concentrated, with wonderful dark fruit notes (dried berries, cassis) and a dark-chocolate/burnt caramel finish. Sweet, rich, complex... fabulous. Great as a straight shot, but also fantastic in a short milk drink. I love it.