i just got back from Portland OR. visiting.
from what i can tell during my short visit, they love 3 things up there. in no particular order,..Beer, Coffee, and bicycles.
i love me a good cup of coffee. i admit, my taste-buds are not that sophisticated where i could start telling the differences. i taste "good" and "bad". simple. i ordered a few cups of coffee, where a person takes perfectly heated water, and drizzles it into a coffee filter perched over a cup or jar. was it good? yes!! i imagine if i had several different cups next to each other, i could pick out nuances and characteristics..but solo? no way.
one shop guy gave me the dirtiest look when i said what he was doing isn't a whole lot different from what a drip coffee maker does. it drizzles hot water over coffee grounds..no? i thought he was going to ask us to leave. ahhaha.
coffee experts, chime in please.