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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hot Coffee Fight! It Scalds!

Posted by Patrick Alan Coleman on Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 1:30 PM

Better than anything in Seattle.
  • Better than anything in Seattle.
I don't know why this amuses me so, but Seattle's public radio station KUOW recently did a report about how Portland's coffee scene is better than Seattle's coffee scene. Among the reasons cited are Portland's friendliness to small business and the ubiquitous Stumptown Coffee Roasters. The report also included this from Jeremy Adams of Cellar Door Coffee Roasters in Portland:

"Somebody said, Portland coffee's just more punk rock. Or something, or more you know DIY or more you know people hustling and trying to scrape things together and make it happen and still doing really high quality, but not always with the most resources, but I think there's something to that."

The whole thing has some of the the readers of our sister paper The Stranger up in arms over on their Slog blog.

Personally, I believe that Portland trumps Seattle in both coffee and food. (That is, except when it comes to Korean food. I have it on good authority that Seattle kicks our ass in Korean food). Then again, it's been awhile since I've eaten dinner or had a cup of coffee in Seattle. Still though, it's kind of hilarious not funny at all when your own public radio station produces a story the equivalent of dumping a hot cup of coffee in your crotch. That must sting a little.

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