Coava Coffee Roasters is a hipster’s dream. The space looks like a large workshop, with high ceilings and wood and steel everything. Plus their coffee is pretty good. I only say “pretty” because at one point while making a pourover coffee, the barista actually stopped mid-pour to help another customer. Timing is important when it comes to a pourover, and the recommended method of preparation is definitely not to stop midway and go do something else.
The latte and coffee turned out pretty well despite the hiccup in technique, which is to say they were excellent by Starbucks standards and decent by hipster standards. But that space. I’m tempted to rob the place. Not of their money, but of their space. I wouldn’t take anything, I’d just sneak in during the middle of the night and throw all their stuff out and then move in and lock the doors and now I live in a coffee shop so somebody forward my mail please.
Coava Coffee Roasters
1300 SE Grand Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Central Eastside, Industrial District, Southeast Portland, Buckman
Phone number: (503) 894-8134