Having grown up in Portland, Oregon, coffee is in my veins. In high school, my friends and I would spend hours in Old Town Portland at a hardwood-and-exposed-brick coffee shop drinking a pot of coffee each late into the night. We love our coffee here in PDX.
For those who are new to Portland, visiting Portland, or just want to gain more in-depth knowledge in the coffee experience, there’s a new set of tours available to guide you through these caffeine-driven streets: Third Wave Coffee Tours.
Launched by Lora Woodruff in August, Third Wave Coffee Tours is meant to introduce you to local coffee roasters and learn more about artisanal coffee. All of the tours include an educational element to them, such as introducing various brew methods, or comparing single-origin coffees from different parts of the world. Each tour ends with a cupping at the end of the tour, which is a traditional professional coffee tasting method.