Brunch with Stumptown’s Duane Sorenson

10.07

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What would brunch be like with Duane Sorenson, the founder of Portland’s celebrated coffee company Stumptown and budding restaurateur? Fantastic. Chris and Sarah Rhoads, from We Are The Rhoads, attended such an affair and captured Duane’s love of coffee and food with friends and family for Bon Appétit.

There was definitely coffee, brewed by Duane himself, but it wasn’t the only thing worth noting. The atmosphere was punctuated by famed artists (both in person and on vinyl), a delectable looking sausage & broccoli rabe frittata, salmon & capers, hazelnut granola and a fantastic looking cocktail called the “Dark Moon.”

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Dark Moon Cocktail

Ingredients:
- 1 1/2 cups of cold brew coffee
- 1/2 cup coffee liqueur (Duane uses this)
- 1/2 cup spiced rum
- 1 bottle of “Mexican” coke
- 1/2 cup heavy cream

Mix all of the ingredients together (except the cream) and divide into rocks glasses filled with ice. Distribute cream evenly on top and serve.

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View all of the photos and recipes from Duane’s brunch on Bon Appétit.

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[Photos: Chris & Sarah Rhoads, We Are The Rhoads]

posted by on 10.07.2013, under Misc.

A Saturday morning happy hour

06.11

I have recently been thinking about how much I would enjoy having a morning happy hour with good friends, good coffee and good conversation. I’ve always said I’d choose coffee over alcohol—if I had to pick one—so a reverse happy hour seems like a good idea.

MintedCondition recently sent me a link to this great Design*Sponge post about a coffee brunch hosted by contributor Paige Anderson Appel, including custom cupping scorecards and beignets!

We envisioned a sleepy, grey, Seattle morning with friends snuggly in their Uggs, hot coffee steaming, newspapers being passed, and intellectual chatter abounding. Now we just needed to put our creativity into the party.

Sounds fantastic.

Download a printable version of their scorecard, view the music playlist, and see more photos to inspire you’re own version of a morning happy hour on Design*Sponge.

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