When in Portland last month we visited Clive Coffee which has every coffee device you could possibly imagine. One of the people working there, or possibly the owner approached us and was very knowledgeable about all of the devices. He mentioned he used to manage the equipment for Stumptown Coffee which instantly made him a coffee rockstar in my book. Shocking everyone I didn’t buy anything but I’ve been very happy with every other coffee contraption I’ve accumulated over the years. My mom did buy a medium Sowden that made some very smooth coffee the next morning. We also ventured next door to go to Water Avenue Coffee that has some good but not great coffee based on my personal preference.