This morning, as I hopped off my bike at Oblique Coffee, I saw some flowers growing on the fence outside. I don’t normally notice flowers (I tend to stop and smell the coffee instead of the roses), but these were so unique, I couldn’t help it. For fun, I’ll buy the first person to correctly identify them a cup of coffee at the PDX café of their choice (bonus points for the proper genus). John Chandler, Oblique’s owner, told me what they are, so I do know the right answer.
Inside the café, I tried a couple of nice natural coffees, one from Uganda and the other from the Harrar region of Ethiopia. Both were light and fruity, as you might expect. Lots of strawberry and blueberry flavors in them.