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Irish Press and Irish Cappuccino For St. Patrick's Day

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Did you know the original Irish coffee was conceived in the 1940s? While variations of coffee cocktails were around at least one hundred years earlier, it's rumored that chef Joe Sheridan first made the drink for a group of American travelers to warm them up on a particularly miserable winter night. When asked what the chef called the drink, he responded "Irish Coffee". Stanton Delaplane, a travel writer for the San Francisco Chronicle brought Irish coffee to the United States after drinking it at Shannon Airport, in Ireland. He worked with the Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco where they began serving it...

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Coming Soon: Rwanda Single Origin Grown by Hingakawa Women's Association

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In honor of Women’s History Month, and International Women’s Day (March 8) we’re featuring the producers of our soon-to-be-released Single Origin coffee. Grown in the northern province of Gekenke, the Rwanda Hingawkawa is a premium lot grown by a group of women who have organized themselves as the Hingawkawa Women’s Association. In Kinyarwanda, Hingakawa means “let’s grow coffee”.   The Hingakawa Women's Association is part of the Abakundakawa Cooperative, a fair-trade farmers group whose name translates to “those who love coffee”, and produces some of the finest coffees in Rwanda. Established by 180 members in 2004, it has grown to almost...

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New Caffè Umbria Café Coming to SW Portland Spring 2017

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2017 is a year of growth for Caffè Umbria. We've been on the lookout for just the right buildings in just the right neighborhoods in several of our favorite cities. Last year when we learned the historic Sovereign Hotel in SW Portland was being restored, with space for retail on the first floor, we jumped at the chance to inhabit the beautiful space!

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We're Celebrating Our 15th Anniversary

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As we begin our fifteenth year in business, we would like to extend a sincere grazie mille to our Caffè Umbria family - colleagues and customers. Without you, we wouldn't be here.

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New Portland Training Lab Now Open

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Caffe Umbria is growing in 2017! Last week we celebrated  the grand opening of our first new location, a Training Lab in Portland.  This dedicated training facility will be home to our training team, and will be a a space to provide hands on coffee education. Our team will share three generations of coffee knowledge with new employees and wholesale customers. 

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