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 (www.freespiritnews.tumblr.com) or djing his weekly radio show “Melted Radio” on xray.fm.#meetourRRbaristas #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

BRING ON THE HOLIDAYS: DEMOS ✚ SWAG ✚ FREE COFFEE

Saturday, 12/20 – Nicolai cafe, 9-10am: Pour over brew demo – participants get 10% off purchase of beans

Sunday, 12/21 – Couch cafe: Free steam punk coffee with purchase of beans

Sunday, 12/21 – Williams cafe, 1:30pm: Brew demo – participants get 10% off purchase of beans

SWAG IT UP! All cafes through Christmas: Free drink with purchase of hats, t-shirts and mugs

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RR Holiday Gift Pack

We couldn’t catch any reindeer but we’ve hitched up our buRRo mascot to get you and yours a $25 holiday gift pack: one 12-ounce bag of Beaumont Blend, one baby burro mug, and a bar of Pitch Dark single-origin chocolate, all packed up and ready to give (or enjoy).

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Portland Bazaar 2014 – Get the Gifts Today!

We are so stoked to again be part of Portland Bazaar, happening all weekend (Dec. 5 & 6), and this year, greeting you right at the entry with hot coffee, cold brew, beans — including the new Holiday Blend — and swag. Inside, you can seriously do all your shopping in one go: James Knives! Burn & Bridge! Lotions and potions and records and chocolates, super-graphic maps and tees from Draplin Design Co., and delectability from Marshall’s Hot Sauce (we recommend the habanero-carrot).

419 NE 9th Ave, Portland. Open 9am-4pm.

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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

Open Thanksgiving Day 7am-1pm (Couch and Williams)

Because you want great coffee with the festivities–and a break from the kitchen the morning of: our Couch and Williams cafes are open from 7am to 1pm Thanksgiving Day. Come grab some beans for the holiday meal, perhaps our signature Beaumont Blend or Cowboy Blend, featuring new crop coffees. Let us know what you think.

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