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Water Avenue Coffee Company • Portland, OR

Shop Coffee from Water Avenue Coffee Company

Boxcar Blend
Cinnamon, Nutty, Walnut
★★★★★
$19.75
Wonderland Blend
Cherry, Brown Sugar, Oaky
★★★★★
$20.00

About Water Avenue Coffee Company

Water Avenue is, in fact, located on Water Avenue, near the Willamette River that runs through the center of Portland, Oregon. Its roastery cafe is a chic, modern affair set amongst the lofts and factory buildings of the city's historic industrial district.

Its story begins in 2009 when, perhaps inspired by one of the snowiest winters on record, the three founders bought a vintage roaster from Switzerland and began their company. In 2010, less than a year after opening their first cafe, Water Avenue was voted "Best Bean in Portland." In 2011, Seattle Weekly named them the "Best Espresso of 2011." How does a new shop gain such immediate success in such a tough market? For one, the trio of owners (father, son, and colleague) brought decades of industry and coffee experience, from coffee education to cafe management to barista-ing, from Oregon to Italy and in between.

For another, Water Avenue has a unique roasting style, their riff on "Scandinavian": typified by an extended roasting process at a lower temperature. They like to create blends, to give their customers a consistent go-to favorite, as well as experimenting with rotating single origins. In a coffee scene where light-roasted single origins are the "hot commodity," Water Avenue's toasty (and tasty!) blends set it apart.

Coffees from Water Avenue Coffee Company have been reviewed 132 times, with an average rating of 4 out of 5.
★★★★★

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