what a great find on the coast. We were driving from Astoria down to Coos Bay, and we discovered this awesome coffee house in a little town called Depoe Bay. I have never had such a perfect mocha in my life. The shop owner/barista makes all of his mochas using hand shaved chocolates. His milk was frothed perfectly, even his whip cream had the perfect swirl on it. He is a true artist in coffee preperation. The shop was also very cool. A modern warehouse with an wonderful elegance to it. Something you would expect to see in Seattle or Portland. A must stop for any true coffee person.
Big Mountain coffee has been my favorite now for about four years. Brent roasts his quality beans so that many of his coffees have a deep rich flavor, including the Decaf Black Bear and the regular Grizz and Sasquatch. The decaf Esmeralda I find to be too mild for my tastes, but Brent provides enough of a selection to satisfy anyone's preferences. And his shop on 101 a couple of miles north of Depoe Bay (and right next to The Sentry supermarket) is delightful; Brent is a wonderful host; and we buy three months of beans when we're at the coast.