the social lives of baristas

it's been an amusing and enjoyable and fun weekend.

first - Friday evening (as is becoming more and more common) folks gathered at the downtown cafe. belgian beers, David Griswold's photos from Ethiopia, visitors from Zoka, Stumptown roasters, baristas, managers... tons of fun or too much fun?

second - Kyle and Stephen's housewarming party on Saturday. super fun! a keg of Celebration ale (thanks Duane), snacks and blender drinks, folks from every coffee bar of note in Portland and others down from Seattle, the crew from Barista Magazine. sadly Duane is on an origin trip in Colombia, but otherwise it was a full house.

it makes you wonder... is Portland becoming the new hot spot for US coffee?

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