26 May '13, 2am

TL;DR of PDX Coffee Tour: Go to Barista. Buy Coava. Take any other advice from Sprudge.

TL;DR of PDX Coffee Tour: Go to Barista. Buy Coava. Take any other advice from Sprudge.

Driving down from Seattle for the long weekend, I make the pre-requisite stop at Olympia Coffee Roasting and EspressoParts. I mean “pre-requisite” in the most literal way; anyone traveling points north or south on the Washington I-5 should be required to visit OCR, try some coffee, and take a walk down the strolling mobile freak-out that *is* Olympia’s 4th Avenue. I had a chance to talk at length with Oliver Stormshack, who recently became the outright owner of Olympia Coffee Roasters. Soft-spoken and intelligent, Oliver is a walking encyclopedia on Central and Latin American origin sources, and he graciously let me pick his brain about his recent experiences in Bolivia, one of the most challenging countries to work with in the region. It’s awesome to see someone work their way up through a company and be rewarded with the reigns, and Oliver and Co. seem uniquely suited fo...

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