Why is Portland, of all places, the capital of American coffee culture? There’s no overt explanation why a city celebrated for its slacker attitude also devotes so much energy to the roasting and consumption of high-grade joe.
A pretty good article from last April that I just read. Talks a lot about coffee culture in Portland, and why the pour-over has taken over in good coffee shops where $10,000 machines that were the standard a few years ago. Towards the end it gets into a few methods for home brewing, although notably leaves out describing the Chemex, or any of the single-cup pour-over methods it spends the first part of the article talking about.