Portland clearly has a passion for food carts, and a passion for coffee, so it was no surprise that a local decided to combine the two concepts. Tony (“Tonx”) Konecny tipped me off to Andrea Spella’s trailer near the Ace Hotel, saying the owner produced his favorite shot of espresso from the past year on his manual machine. The idea of a coffee trailer is a romantic notion, so I was probably predisposed to like Andrea’s operation. Still, he did manage to deliver carefully crafted espresso and macchiato using “hand roasted” coffee beans.
After our short visit to Spella, it was clear that he has a passion for coffee. It also left me wondering what other treasures could be found in the food cart village. Also, why doesn’t L.A. have a food cart village?
March 16, 2009 at 11:49 AM
“Hand Roasted” Holding green coffee in your bare hands over an open flame is pretty hardcore compared to the rest of us that just use a coffee roaster.
March 16, 2009 at 11:56 AM
That’s a funny image. Nice site, by the way.
March 16, 2009 at 11:28 AM
that’s so genius: food cart village. dang, i have to go here, it’s just too cool!