Caffeine fiends take note: The latest Willamette Week is all about the bean. The annual Coffee Issue includes a diverse roundup of favorite new cafes ("new" being the operative word; don't get mad when you don't see your usual haunt on the list). Standouts include St. Simon, a sliver of a shop in Irvington that serves Coava coffee plus treats from The Sugar Cube, and the swanky new Case Study on Alberta. Covering the other end of the artisan coffee spectrum, writer Pete Cotell sheds some unflattering light on the Starbucks secret menu.
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The annual coffee issue rounds up the metro area's best new cafes.