Google+ Ristretto

Portland Monthly is on it:

A little bit of coffee gossip: Portland’s lauded Ristretto Roasters is now the official coffee of Google. After taste-testing the best roasters in the country, Google chose Ristretto to caffeinate its Seattle and Kirkland campuses.

Posies Bakery and Cafe, Let us Count the Ways…

Ristretto Roasters is delighted to work with every cafe to which we supply coffee, but admit to having a soft spot for Posies Bakery and Cafe, with whom we have been working for years. We love their pastry; we love how they make coffee; their cafe is adorable and warm and — their secret weapon and someone we will always bet on — owner Jessie Burke, powerhouse, delightful, ambitious, so cool, so smart. Keep an eye on her and her upcoming project in Chinatown, The Society Hotel.

Photo by Zane Spang © 2015

Google+Ristretto Roasters

This month, Ristretto Roasters starts as one of the featured roasters on the Google campuses in Seattle and Kirkland. Here, RR’s Ben Jones executes a mad double-pour at Google Seattle. Can Ristretto service your coffee needs? Of course.

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Meet Your Barista – Hannah McQueen

Meet Hannah McQueen- a newer addition to our#ristrettoroasters family. Currently on repeat in her iTunes: “Once” by Laura Marling. Should you need to bribe Hannah, go with gluten-free peach blackberry pie, but we’ve been told she will accept cake. She can be found most days of the week at our Nicolai location, making a mean pour-over cup of Colombia. Her favorite book: Jane Eyre. Her inner beast, a Vulcan. She is excellent.

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Thursday Night Throwdown North West to be hosted at our NW Nicolai Location



Ristretto Roasters is proud to be hosting this month’s Thursday Night Throwdown North West- a latte art competition free and open to the public. Taking place on February 26th at our NW Nicolai location; stop by to compete or cheer for your favorite pour. Doors at 7pm, competition starts at 7:30pm. Many thanks to our sponsors Espresso Parts and Baratza Grinders.




It’s here, and it’s spectacular. Medium body, high acidity, with notes of coriander, Georgia peach and chocolate souffle. $18 for the 12-ounce bag, available here and at all RR cafes.

Photo by Zane Spang © 2015

Meet Your Barista – Josh Kermiet

Meet Josh Kermiet, a Scorpio with an affinity for nachos and tropical vacations. He has been a part of the #ristrettoroasters family for 3 years and he’s a top notch barista. His favorite color is salmon, his inner beast is a goat, and you can find him at both our Nicolai and Williams cafes. When he’s not pulling killer shots he’s editing Free Spirit News ( or djing his weekly radio show “Melted Radio” on #josh #pdxcoffee #baristas @jkermiet

Photo by Zane Spang © 2015

Meet Your Roaster

This is Josh Gibby. Josh has been working with Ristretto Roasters since 2006, when he showed up early one morning and hung out with Din as he roasted coffee. Josh kept hanging out, two hours every morning before he worked a full-time construction job. Nine months later, Din said something along the lines of, “Want to get on the machine?” Josh has been roasting with RR ever since. That cup of Beaumont or Cowboy or Nicaragua you love? That’s Josh’s work.

Josh Gibby: Ristretto Roasters


Made Here Rules

We love Made Here, which just opened in the old Powell’s Technical Bookstore in the Pearl. Like the name says, everything here is “designed, built, branded, crafted” in Portland, bicycles, leather goods, earrings, canoes, cast-iron pans so solid you could use them as an anchor, chocolate, stationary, Ristretto coffee. Go finish your Christmas shopping, will you?

40 NW 10th Avenue, Portland

Photo by Zane Spang/Sure Dude © 2014

Photo by Zane Spang/Sure Dude © 2014

Photo by Zane Spang/Sure Dude © 2014

Photo by Zane Spang/Sure Dude © 2014