Friday, June 26, 2009

100 Strangers Series: 9

I happened to be at Stumptown on 12th the other day buying some coffee beans and they were having a coffee tasting downstairs! Charlie (pictured here) led us through the whole process. It was a bit like wine tasting, but there were a lot more rounds of smelling the coffee before the actual tasting. When tasting, we spit into a cup just like you do when wine tasting so we wouldn't get too over-caffeinated. I got to try some coffee that costs about $95 a bag!


Cele said...

I had a Jamaican Mountain blend once that cost $65 a pound- way back then. If was too much coffee for me. I love the aroma of fresh brewed coffee and ohhhh the taste. How did you bring yourself to spit it out? I'd be a taste test junkie.

Maya, per normal the photography rocks.

Word verification: cablic - what I would be doing after a day of coffee taste testing... hmmm maybe I wouldn't need a cab?

Maya said...

Cele: Thanks! I admit to swallowing some of it! ;-)

Dusty Lens said...

Pinch me, I'm in heaven!!!

"When tasting, we spit into a cup just like you do when wine tasting so we wouldn't get too over-caffeinated."

Er, huh?

I didn't know you're supposed to spit wine out when tasting.

That's alcohol abuse. and I ain't about to do that with coffee neither. I'm rather proud of my caffeine and or vino vice.

Janet Kincaid said...

I can imagine you were in coffee heaven! And once again, an excellent job with your photos.

Word ver: ickeri. Hm. That sounds about right for me and my "love" of coffee. ;-)

Maya said...

Dusty: If it had been in the morning, I probably would have drunk it all too!

Janet: I was in heaven. And you would have thought that! ;-)

Tash said...

Love the last photo - all that spinning motion!

Maya said...

Tash: Me too!