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Best Cup of Coffee in the Northwest?

In Drink on June 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm
Coffee beans from Ristretto Roasters in Portland, Oregon.

Coffee beans from Ristretto Roasters in Portland, Oregon. Photo by Jackie Danicki.


Easy. That would be Ristretto Roasters in Portland, Oregon. The beguiling Nancy Rommelmann and heartthrob husband, Din Johnson, brew the Northwest’s best cuppa—so deemed by Roadfood authors Jane and Michael Stern in their latest book, 500 Things To Eat Before It’s Too Late: and the Very Best Places To Eat Them (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, June, 2009). As my friend Hillary points out, that’s kinda like being the best lobster in Maine. So cool, Nancy and Din!!! If you are in Portland, get thee to Ristretto’s new Williams Street café! Otherwise, I highly recommend ordering a pound or two of beans online by clicking HERE. I’m a big fan of their Ethiopian Harar, but am dying to try the Mexican Oaxaca Organic. Check out these killer photos by Ristretto barista Dylan Long:


  1. I was just up there visiting my sis and checking out sandwich shops and brought home a few pounds of the Cowboy Blend. I wish I could live in Portland for three months out of the year. Did you read the piece in F&W on Pok Pok? I’ve been meaning to try it.

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