Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Black Tiger - Coffee People @ PDX Airport - Portland, Oregon

Preparation:  Cuisinart Drip

Scores:  Scale of 1 - 10 with 10 being excellent

Aroma:    9
Balance:   9
Flavor:   9
Smoothness:  9

    Full Bodied
    Low acidity


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

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