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by badbeard2 9. March 2018 13:18

The wait for the cafe is finally over...Abundancia Cafe, home of Badbeard's roasting facility, has soft-opened, here at 5829 SE Powell Blvd. Portland 97206. My coffee partner Faisal, whose exceptional family Kenya coffees we have carried for a couple years now, is as hopped up as I am.

Official Grand Opening date tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 28, and I will update here.

We will be featuring many fabulous and boutique Rocket espresso machine is purring. The cool Curtis Seraphim 2-headed pourover prepares in all manner of methods. We will have light fare (no space for a kitchen, so we are limited to fine offerings from purveyors around the city) and beer/wine/cider. There will be 8 beer taps offering our collaborative coffee beers from Unicorn and 54_40, and a steady rotation of the country's best craft offerings (several 2018 Good Food Award winners are ordered up). Please stop by if you're in the area! Very friendly staff! 


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Comings, goings, doings...

by badbeard2 9. March 2018 13:00

Couple of notes on existing stocks...temporarily discontinuing the Filtropa #4 filters for awhile as we await a shipment from Holland...might be a couple of months!

Our award-winning Colombia Narino Galeras will be back in stock middle of next week...flew off the shelves!

This Sunday, March 11, Ecliptic Brewing in Portland is site of the 4th Annual Baker's Dozen Coffee Beers/Beers/Donuts/Coffee event. We will be offering "Bad Manuka"; a collaboration with excellent  54_40 Brewery (Washougal, WA), brewsmith John Lovegrove tipping his hat to his homeland, New Zealand, with his contribution of whiskey-soaked Manuka chips, and yours truly with a combo of Papua New Guinea Kiam and Colombia Finca Florida Pink Bourbon. Totally delicious. We will be ordering up some future batches to serve at the cafe, where the tap list will be growing...


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Patience a frustrating virtue, abundant Ethiopian coffees coming...

by badbeard 9. June 2015 08:45

Fans of our Ethiopian focus will, like us, have to wait just another long week or so for the arrival of three GREAT coffees from our partner Samuel Demisse of Keffa Coffee...natural process Ardi, washed Limu Grade 1 and Sidama Grade 1. Also coming new crop Brazil OurCoffees Sugar, which is currently on the water approaching the West Coast terminals. Good times here in anticipation.

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Rwanda and up! Intriguing stuff

by badbeard 17. January 2015 09:02

You will soon see the Rwanda and Burundi offerings on the website, but if you have any serious or passing interest in the vicissitudes and technicalities of coffee production in East Africa, I urge you to read this excellent piece by my friends Thompson Owen and Chris Schooley.

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January arrivals upcoming

by badbeard 17. January 2015 08:22

More world-class caffeine delivery systems booked and arriving late next week (Jan. 23rd)..MLK Day putting the truck back a day. Yumboramajava rumblings from Rwanda, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Burundi and Java plus sweet decafs. I've been champing at the bit myself!


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Organic Bolivia in Market of Choice Savories flyer starting tomorrow 7-24-14

by badbeard 23. July 2014 11:59

Thanks to the folks at Markets of Choice in Eugene, Corvallis, Portland, West Linn and Ashland...this is a wonderful and underappreciated and circulated coffee! Big body, fruity and chocolatey, certified Organic and Fair Trade. Sale for next 2 weeks starting Thursday July 24.

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Flurries of coffee (NOT snow) arriving December 2013

by badbeard 9. December 2013 23:46

Just in time for the holiday rush exciting new coffees from Brazil (Bobolink), Colombia (Nariño Peaberry), two organic/FT Ethiopians; Sidama natural process(Fura Co-Op) and Yirgacheffe Biloya, Costa Rica Tarrazu Peaberry. C'mon get you some!

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Important note for local pickup...we've moved!

by badbeard 9. December 2013 23:42

Badbeard's has firmly relocated to 12017 NE Sumner St. in Portland, 97220 as of December 2013...if you want to come visit, please contact Justin beforehand!

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November arrivals: Sumatra Tabu Jamu and Yirgacheffe Kochere coming

by badbeard 10. November 2013 17:44

With supplies of our Sumatra Bodhi Peaberry and Honey Process Mandheling dwindling we thought it provident to bring back the Sidikalang (Sumatra) Tabu Jamu, which we enjoy drinking as much as saying over and over. Arrival 11/12/13 with a fresh stash of the exceptional Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Kochere. The latter is Grade 1 (we've had Grade 2 previously) and quite similar in cup profile to the vaunted Blue Nile Yirg (supply down to about 15 pounds...first come first serve!)which so many have raved about to me.

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My goodness, killer Ethiopia Yirgacheffe natural and Guatemala Fraijanes

by badbeard 26. October 2013 11:10

Two new arrivals Oct. 23, the amazing fruit monster "Aricha" dry process Yirgacheffe, one of the best ever from that bountiful land, and a chocolate bar-in-a-cup "Palo Alto Azul" from Finca Agua Tibia in the Fraijanes Plateau region outside of Guatemala City. The Guat will be available at local Market of Choice in Oregon in the Savories special at the beginning of November.