Today, I officially released my new book, Caffeinated PDX: How Portland Became the Best Coffee City in America.
Caffeinated PDX tells the stories of the people and companies that pushed Portland to the forefront of the specialty coffee scene. The introduction starts with how I became interested in coffee and describes some of the stories surrounding coffee’s origins. It talks about how many of Portland’s coffee leaders got their start in the industry, letting their voices come through wherever possible. Along the way, I explain what is known as the “third wave” of coffee, a movement to improve coffee worldwide, and also give an insider’s look at barista competitions, seen from a judge’s perspective.
While the book is very Portland-centered, its topics are broad enough that it should be interesting anyone who drinks coffee, anyone who enjoys good a good story, or anyone who wants to get to know the Rose City a little better.Read More