Photo courtesy Emily McIntyre/Case Study Coffee
Case Study Coffee, a haven for coffee geeks, officially added a third location to its lineup today. The Alberta Street spot offers the same blend of warm wood, white walls, and oversized mid-century modern light fixtures as its counterparts on Northeast Sandy and Downtown. But it adds a vintage German Probat roaster, a roll-up garage door, and a smorgasbord of seating options: ground floor, second-floor mezzanine, and a sunny outdoor courtyard, which is shared with Tin Shed cafe next door.
The small pastry case has the usual assortment from Roman Candle and Bowery Bagels, but all coffee is roasted in house. As with the other locations, you can specify your bean as well as your brewing preference. The house blend gets the French press treatment. The cold-brew is the result of a six-hour passage through the giant Japanese Yama brewer. Want to explore single varietals? Case Study is the first in the city to adopt Kalita's flat-bottomed Wave dripper for pourovers. But nothing beats the new location's pimped-out Synesso Hydra espresso machine. So far it's the only one in Portland, and its state-of-the-art pressure regulation technology is said to produce the most well-rounded cup.
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