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When in Dundee, Oregon

by badbeard 18. June 2009 19:35

Of course if you've ever driven into the Willamette Valley wine region from Portland you've likely passed by, and hopefully stopped in to eat, at Tina's Restaurant on Hwy 99W in Dundee.  Chefs/owners Tina and David Bergen have been graciously offering some of the finest mostly locally-grown/cultivated foods for many years now, and are equally fine people as restauranteurs.  Stop in and end your meal with a shot of Badbeard's special Deep Cello espresso, then eat some more.

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NEW ARRIVALS May 8, 2009

by badbeard 8. May 2009 07:31

New crop (2009) Antigua Pastoral has hit the shores from Guatemala and promises the same beautifully balanced, classic Antigua profile offered in last year's Pastoral.

New for this year is the delicious, full-bore Sumatran offering from the Aceh region.  For more info click here

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Couple of Badbeard sightings in Roast magazine current issue

by badbeard 25. April 2009 08:36

A nice reprint in the May/June issue of wonderful trade mag Roast of the rating assessment of This is MY (house)! coffee which appeared in the February Coffee Review (www.coffeereview.com) alongside two others.  Also an interesting synopsis of coffee advertisiments thru the ages with a screen cap of one of the revolving Badbeard logos...."peacocks prefer it....", in the ahoy mateys page (p. 26). Thanks Connie Blumhardt, shanna Germain and gang

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Weinland CD release concert, Badbeard's WEINMARK coffee TBF(featured)

by badbeard 8. April 2009 15:47

What, you didn't know that Weinland's amazing new album "Breaks in the Sun" is getting its birthing partay this weekend at Mississippi Studios in Portland???!!! Get on it!  Tix are blitzing out this week...Saturday night, April 11, two shows...doors at 7.  I'll be playing on a few tunes with the bros...Check out the bar and think past the PBRs for a microsecond...there'll be a large quantity of Weinmark served, and the barfolken promise to come up with some special drinks.  Weinmark, of course, is Badbeard's band tribute coffee, a sumptuous melange of world-class java processed with near-copious quantities of our favorite whiskey.  Somewhere there's an archival CDBaby newsletter opining that Weinmark is the year's most unusual merch table offering.....and locally speaking (we're in PDX...is there anything NOT about local??) sales of bags of Weinmark generate proportional $$$$ for our favorite local, non-profit teen-mentoring organization, p:ear (www.pearmentor.org)  So pick some up and enjoy, support Weinland and p:ear simultaneously. The CD's fabulous, and if you have yet to experience Weinland in concert, NOW'S THE FRIGGIN' TIME dudes!

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From the Indian coffee troves...comin' in a moment to you

by badbeard 1. April 2009 09:09

Andrea and I, yon Badbeard, are thrilled to be the only source for the exquisite new crop Kattehollay Peaberry from the Chikmagalur district.  This is an awesome coffee, grown at an unusually high 4500 ft elevation.  Sustainably-farmed of course, as are all of the coffees sourced by Karnataka Plantation Coffees...Kattehollay Estate being a client of KPCI's micro-nutrient program.  For those who have never tried an India coffee, this is a winner...

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Badbeard's Win-A-Cup Contest Off and Running!

by Bean 28. March 2009 05:47

Badbeard's Coffee is proud to announce it's monthly coffee giveaway! Enter to win a free pound of Badbeard's super-premium fresh-roasted coffee, delivered free to your door and ready to grind!

Each month we will select a winner at random from all entrants that month. Only one entry per person will be accepted, but you can enter each month for an additional chance to win! Just think what you could do with the money you'd save with a free pound of coffee...ride public transportation a couple of times...switch to organic milk for a week...buy your friend one of those song-playing greeting cards...buy an extra pound of Badbeard's Coffee...there's no end to the possibilities!

Wouldn't you love a free pound of our coffee? What are you waiting for? Enter today!

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Will Coffee Give You The Runs?

by Bean 28. March 2009 05:34

Maybe, but it will also make you run faster! In The New York Times "Personal Best" fitness column March 25, Gina Kolata reported on the indisputable performance-enhancing effect of caffeine on both endurance and strength. Perhaps the most-studied drug in history, caffeine is believed to increase power output in muscle tissue by freeing calcium, as well as providing a mental boost. Additional research has recently shown that caffeine's ergogenic effects continue with regular use...no habituation. And unlike other performance-enhancing drugs that have very specific effects, caffeine improves performance in any sport or exercise.

Although you can simply swallow two 200-mg pills an hour before exercise, Badbeard has a better delivery mechanism...just grind, brew, enjoy and go!

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The Baristas are Coming! The Baristas are Coming!

by badbeard 26. February 2009 08:28

No, not the movie. but the convening of the 2009 US Barista championship (USBC) at the Portland Convention Center from March 4 thru 6.  Should be an interesting and entertaining event, what with the new presence of the Nuova Simonelli Aurelia as the espresso machine at the forefront.  I've heard generally favorable reviews of the machine from more than a few Marzocco & Synesso regulars.

On Friday, March 5 at the noon-one thirty PM slot, Badbeard's will be offering a special Deep Cello espresso blend and a Daterra espresso blend for the 4th machine station, among the many NW and other roasters invited to kick in their offerings.  Stud-barista-in-the-making Ty Hauptman will be serving up killer shots and stuff, then repairing over to NE to work on his chest ink.

Thanks Phuong Tran!  Good luck to all the competitors!!  

PS....congrats to the Billy Wilson family on their 2 day old, 7#, 10oz capuccina, LOLA!!!!

Wine fans...when in McMinnville

by badbeard 7. February 2009 07:55

After you've loaded your trunk with a variety of varietals from the many great wine producers in the Willamette Valley AVA, stop in to Nick's Italian Cafe (521 NE 3rd St in historic downtown) to conclude your journey with a memorable meal.  Starting this week you can conclude your  five star, five course prix fixe feast with a special signature espresso I'm now making for the restaurant.  I promise you will be very happy! 

N.B. March 17....I went there last week for with my Oregon Symphony buds Joe Berger and Greg Ewer for LUNCH...place looks great after they remodeled and expanded the dining room...now they're open 6 days a week for lunch as well as dinner.  Amazing food.  Chefs Eric and Carmen are utilizing the wood-burning oven for all manner of things, and the pizza are just spectacular.  We shared a speck and arugula pie, an opener of their house-made salume (sopressata, salami, cotto, prosciutto), hand-made and cut tagliatelle with an awesome gorgonzola sauce, and a panini of mouth-watering tri-tip.  Insanely good stuff, makes me stoopiddrool thinking back on it. Eric promised to let me pull some shots of my extra-special espresso next time.

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New arrivals tomorrow

by badbeard 29. January 2009 18:29

Excited at the two new sweet picks (more next week when Bolivia Cup of Excellence National Winner arrives) coming tomorrow (yeah, when I tote 'em back from the Green Room in Seattle!!)...Ethiopia Sidamo Shanta Golba from the Oromia Cooperative Union, a fruit bomb with great body and finish, and a Mountain Water Process Decaf Sumatra from Aceh region which is a delightful surprise for those who like tasty, full-bodied non-fuel java.

For those of you who missed the riveting, informative and utterly real and depressingly optimistic documentary "Black Gold"...GO SEE IT!  It presents the reality of Ethiopian coffee today through the matrix of the Oromia Cooperative Union and it's charismatic and stalwart leader, Tadesse Meskela.  I'm thrilled to be supporting these hardworking farmers and their continuing battle to survive the vagaries of their new emerging coffee market (bourse).  In case you didn't know it, I LOOOOVE ETHIOPIAN COFFEE!!  Now feel fair and balanced with inventory of superb offerings from Sidamo, Harar and Yrgacheffe! 

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