Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Wandering Goat


These folks were kind enough to provide their own photos, but we will be posting our own as soon as we have liberated them from our digital camera.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Human Bean, Albany, Oregon, 27 March 2008

A new coffee shack, just opened. Very impressive architecture (note the light sconces).

The mocha had a good balance of coffee, chocolate and sweetness, with a strong milky taste.

Coffee Shacks of the Mid-Willamette Valley

We're Kathe and John Burt, and for the past few years we've been collecting photos and memorabilia from coffee shacks, a distinctive feature of the Pacific Northwest. We photograph the shacks, ask for coffee cards and have a mocha. Always a mocha, so we can compare and review them (if we post pictures without a review, it's probably because the mocha wasn't very good).

We do this wherever we go, although since we don't travel much, they're mainly from the mid-Willamette Valley communities around Corvallis.

We've been saying all along that one day we'll make them into a coffee table book, but since we recently started photographing coffee shacks with our digital phone camera, it occurred to us that we could start a blog right away.

Before too much longer, we'll have a scanner, too, and will be able to add photos we took with our optical camera.

For now, we hope that you will enjoy the posts we make here.