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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 6:06pm
Subject: Best coffee along I-5 from Bay Area to Seattle?
 

I have a road trip coming up and would love to break it up with stops at great coffee shops along the way. Any suggestions? I don't want to stray too far from I-5.
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 7:04pm
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Wandering Goat in Eugene.
There's a place in Ashland that serves Stumptown; sorry, forget the name at the moment.
Plenty of stuff in Sacramento (Temple, Chocolate Fish, Insight, etc).

 
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Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013, 9:32pm
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Couple of good options in Ashland.  Espressophile is most like referring to The Mix Shop.  Mix is a dessert shop in the plaza that serves Stumptown, but the real jewel in town is Noble Coffee Roasters on 4th St in the railroad district.  Great coffee selection, espresso made well, and excellent vacuum pot service as well.

I worked in Eugene for a couple of weeks and tried Wandering Goat and it was pretty good, but I've never made the effort to find it off I-5 when I'm driving thru.

If you can go 3-5 hours between espresso fixes, get started in SF, hit Noble in Ashland, something in PDX and then Seattle.

There's also a great sleeper shop in Ridgefield, Washington (exit 14 I think) called Lava Java, that's owned by a former US Barista Champion.  It's only a half hour north of Portland, but it's worth a stop.

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Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:08am
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I-5 goes right thru the heart of Portland.  You can find a Stumptown not too far off the freeway.  I like Public Domain in downtown Portland.  Check out

www.espressomap.com

for the best shops in Portland and in the northwest.

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Posted Thu Feb 21, 2013, 5:32pm
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Probably already made the trip but northbound coffee roasters is suppose to be good in mt shasta.

 
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