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The Stumptown I've had in Portland is some of the best I've ever had. Lighthouse is close though, and I could probably go either way on a good/bad day.

Posted by Dougsf | October 18, 2007 3:48 PM

How do you chow coffee?

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 18, 2007 3:50 PM

In the manner of there not being a category for drinks. Or maybe this should be filed under drugs?

Posted by Eric Grandy | October 18, 2007 3:53 PM

Drugs. And, all is forgiven.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 18, 2007 3:55 PM

Eric rested a cup of this coffee on my desk, and the smell alone was entrancing.

Posted by David Schmader | October 18, 2007 4:01 PM

Did your dick implode?

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 18, 2007 4:04 PM

Lemongrass? Ewww.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 18, 2007 4:08 PM

I went in there for the first time 13 days ago, and have taken every possible opportunity to return. I just now borrowed a coworker's car (I'm a foot commuter) to go there during work to get my afternoon fix.
My first drink, on that fateful day, literally stopped me in my tracks and got me to call my friends to instruct them to make haste to the Stumptown door.

Posted by Stumped | October 18, 2007 4:10 PM

I'd say that Valhalla Coffee is better than either Lighthouse or Stumptown. You can get it at the Blackwater Cafe at 9th and Fawcett in Tacoma.

Posted by dipper | October 18, 2007 4:16 PM

Holy fuck - it's $99 for HALF a pound. How much does a cup of this stuff brewed cost?

Posted by Matt from Denver | October 18, 2007 4:18 PM

A buck or two.

Posted by Eric Grandy | October 18, 2007 4:31 PM

You get what you pay for. Unless it's 2-buck Chuck. Then you just wasted 2 bucks.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 18, 2007 4:35 PM

Is this deliciousness restricted to only their drip coffee?

Posted by Callie | October 18, 2007 4:36 PM

You get what you pay for?

You do realize most of the fancy imported wines you pay $60 for are usually selling for $8 where they're made, right?

People go broke paying for table wine.

And fancy coffee.

Spend more on making sure the people who grow it for you get a decent wage ... that might work better.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 18, 2007 4:44 PM

World's best? Not a chance. That title belongs to kopi luwak.

Sorry, but if it ain't been shit out by a civet cat, then how do they expect it to taste any good?

Posted by Bison | October 18, 2007 4:59 PM

I don't drink wine, Will.

But I do drink coffee, and yes, you get what you pay for.

And being married to a whino for two years has lead me to believe that you don't know what you're talking about. In both areas.

And yes, he loves 2-buck chuck.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 18, 2007 4:59 PM

@13 i've had americanos and a latte at presse ... both were incredibly delicious. haven't tried the drip, but will this weekend. god, i fucking am in love with presse ... and yes, i'd marry it if i could.

Posted by chris | October 18, 2007 5:00 PM

How do they do "drip" there? Is it through a cone, or French press? I usually prefer drip, since I'm approaching an age where I think about stupid shit like cafestol.

Posted by Dougsf | October 18, 2007 5:08 PM


You should try vacuum brewing. Once you try vac, you'll never go back...

Posted by Bison | October 18, 2007 5:15 PM

Goddammit, Eric. You need to keep this stuff to yourself.

Posted by Ryan | October 18, 2007 6:03 PM

Uhhh... coffee should taste like coffee, and not like lemongrass, which tastes vaguely citrusy, oddly enough.

I'm just sayin'

Posted by coffee snob | October 18, 2007 8:17 PM

I feel so guilty because I have been cheating on Vivace with stumptown. I can't help it! I can get an americano that is sometimes better than Vivace and I don't have to adhere to the FASCIST CUP SIZING! sometimes I wan't 16 oz! And I admit sometimes I am pissed off when I wake up. And I grumble past, saying, "Fuck you Vivace. I want a BIG cup of fucking coffee." You always hurt the ones you love.

Posted by shhhh! | October 19, 2007 1:59 AM

If I tasted my coffee and it tasted like lemongrass, I would spit it out.

Posted by Gabriel | October 19, 2007 2:34 AM

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