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One of my favorite things about coffee is the relationships. It is about the farmer whose hand I shake after buying a phenomenal coffee that he worked so hard to produce. It is about the coffee professionals behind Portola Coffee Lab that I geek out with at the roaster, the cupping table, and behind the bar. It is about the curious customer I end up talking her ear off as I take her on a coffee journey from seed to cup. Simply put, coffee is fascinating. It's not just a beverage - it's an experience. As much as we want to dazzle your palates with coffee made great by the hands of many, fews things are more gratifying than sharing our knowledge and experience with others - you - our customer. -Jeff Duggan, Owner
We want you to learn a lot about coffee. There are many ways in which we will go about accomplishing this very important goal of ours so be sure to keep a close eye on this ever-changing section of our website. We may invite you in for a brew method tasting, a coffee cupping (sensory evaluation), or a workshop of some type. Or, we may add some advice on using a particular brewing device, selecting a grinder, or pulling a shot of espresso. What ever you find in this section it will be all about filling your brain with all the goodies you need in order to create the best tasting coffee ever - and making sure you have a good time doing it.