Tis the season of cold brew and other cool drinks at all Ristretto cafes (Nicolai, pictured)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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