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Restaurant Visit: Coava Coffee Roasters in Portland, Oregon

January 07, 2011 9:27 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Founded by Matt Higgins and Keith Gehrke, veteran baristas and coffee bean roasters, Coava Coffee Roasters in Portland, Oregon, focuses on single origin, small-batch-roasted drip coffee. The interior is appropriately temple-like, with a hushed, industrial vibe (repurposed drill presses and bench saws serve as tables). Gehrke has even developed his own reusable metal filter, called the Kone, to be used with simple Chemex coffeepots. Go to Coava Coffee Roasters for more information.

Above: The Six-Cup Chemex Glass Handle Coffeemaker can be ordered directly from Chemex for $35.90. Read more about the development of the Stainless Steel Aeropress Coffee Filter on MARROW Magazine.

Above: For a similar kettle, consider the Hario Buono Drip Kettle ($52 at Amazon), which allows you to effectively control your pour.

Above: Locally designed and made entirely in the US, Coava's Kone Filter is $50 (according to the NY Times, "The filter is cleaner than a mesh basket, and the photochemically machined holes let oils that would be absorbed by a standard paper filter flow through. The coffee it makes is rich and full.").