Preparation: Cuisinart Drip
Scores: Scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being excellent
Summary: Coffee People are located at the Portland International Airport past security. I personally have frequented the one near the "C" gates. Fortunately for me, that is where I fly in and out of the most. I almost always buy a cup of their great tasting coffee (100 times better than Starbucks). Also, I usually buy a pound of whole beans to take home and enjoy. I have not tried their milkshakes or the Velvet Hammer, but I have read rave reviews and may have to order one to find out what all the excitement is about.
I did a little research and found that the airport Coffee People were never sold to Starbucks like almost all of their other locations. A company named Diedrich owned them up until 2009 when another company named Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. out bid PEETS and agreed to buy Diedrich for a mere sum of $290 million. Now that's talking whole lotta beans!
Hey, go for the Black Tiger coffee beans! As the Coffee People say "GOOD COFFEE.....NO BACK TALK"!
Overall score: 9