Hot on the heels of christening their new mobile espresso truck, we’re breaking the news today that Portland, Oregon’s Water Avenue Coffee have teamed up with Enso Winery to bring a new coffee bar component to Enso’s “Urban Winery and Tasting Lounge” space at 1416 SE Stark in the Buckman neighborhood of SE Portland. Visitors can expect a fully operating espresso and coffee bar service from out of Enso’s roll-up garage doors, in all the tree-shaded glory of that particular block of SE Stark.


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The plan is for a series of collaborative tastings as well as wine and coffee pairing options, according to Water Avenue owner Matt Milletto. “It’ll be a mini version of what we do here at Water Ave, but with a bigger focus on tastings,” Matt told Sprudge. As for the gear on hand, expect high-end equipment like Mazzer grinders, Chemex hand-pour and Fetco batch brew, alongside “a baller espresso machine.” and other accoutrements. As per Matt Miletto: “Our goal with Enso is to provide an outlet for great coffee, and to work closely with a wine maker and coffee roaster to explore our similarities and revel in the differences.”


The Water Ave daytime coffee bar at Enso will be open in early June 2013, with hours set forย  7am – 2pm Mon-Friday, 7am-1pm weekends. More on Water Avenue Coffee here, and more on Enso here.ย 



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