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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee with the Hario V60

Making single-serve coffee with the sleek and simple Hario V60 is a fun experience. Made in Japan of heat-proof glass, the ridges and cone shape allow for even extraction. Hario makes a variety of heat-proof glass coffee ware, but also makes laboratory glass and cookware.  Recipe and Brewing Instructions 25g of coffee ground just finer than regular drip grind 400g of water at 200 degrees F   Bring water to temperature & grind coffee Fold edge of paper filter, insert in cone, and pre-wet the paper filter Put coffee in the filter, and level with a quick shake Add 50 grams...

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Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee with Chemex

Chemex is an artisanal, manual pour over method known for brewing an exceptionally clean and delicate cup. In this brew method, the filter sits flush against the glass walls of the server and slows down the brew time. Chemex paper filters are designed to prevent sediment and other “undesirable compounds” from entering the extracted coffee.  Chemex Fun Facts: Invented in 1941 and is manufactured by the Chemex Corporation in Massachusetts, which has been family owned and operated since 1980. Chemex is a flawless blend of design and function. A testament to this fact it's part of several permanent museum collections...

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New Caffè Umbria Café Coming to SW Portland Spring 2017

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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New Portland Training Lab Now Open

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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The Iconic (and Stylish) Moka Pot

The Moka Pot, first fabricated in Italy in 1933, is otherwise known as a caffetierra or a macchinetta --- “small machine” in Italian. Nearly a century later, what was one of the first home brewing methods has become an iconic symbol of Italian style worldwide.

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