Alberta Arts District lovers rejoice: Case Study Coffee is opening its third location on NE Alberta, sharing a courtyard with the Tin Shed. Opening the first Case Study in the then-wasteland of Sandy in NE, the husband-and-wife team of Wes Russell and Christine Herman Russell established their second location in 2012 downtown, with characteristic spacious design and handcrafted woodwork. (Case Study pays homage to the mid-century architectural movement of the same name.)
The new location will be home to a vintage (1948) German Probat roaster with a continent-spanning story, as well as 1,100 square feet of space split between the ground floor and the mezzanine, with lots of outdoor seating. Unique among Portland roasters for selling no wholesale coffee, Case Study will offer its famed fleur de del caramel latte along with pour overs, espressos on an undisclosed machine, and their symphony-in-a-cup drinking chocolate. Five blocks down, just behind the new Little Big Burger, Case Study's new warehouse will house a full educational space complete with cupping room and espresso bar. Case Study plans to open the Alberta location sometime in July.
· Case Study Coffee [Official site]
· All Previous Coffee Coverage [Eater PDX]
Photo of Case Study Downtown courtesy Stuart R. via Foursquare