Great drive along the Columbia leads to coffee…
Stevenson is located on the Washington side of the Columbia River and is a popular destination for kiteboarders and all other types of outdoor enthusiasts. I don’t think I have ever been there before. Glad I was able to visit the town is really welcoming and looks like it would be a great place to spend a few days relaxing.
As I drove through town on my way east, I spotted Bigfoot Coffee Roasters occupying a gas station building. The building is no longer a gas station, but the gas pumps are still operational. Bigfoot has done a great job of converting the space into a warm and welcoming coffee shop.
When I walked into the shop, I was greeted by the two baristas who were working the counter. We chatted a bit and they shared some information on the coffee roaster and the various roasts that were available. The presentation of the coffees and the descriptions were well done. I think that the pricing of the whole beans was great! I didn’t pick any up as my coffee collection at home is well… if I added more… my wife… well… you get the point, right? You dear reader though can stop in pick up some whole beans or perhaps a vacuum bottle or other Bigfoot Inspired swag.
During my conversation I was enticed to try the Japanese Style Iced Coffee. Wow! Smooth and delicious. I also had a sample of their nitro cold brew using the Toddy method. Another winner there! Since it was a beautiful early summer day, I was more than happy to enjoy an iced coffee. Honestly, it could be 30 below and an iced coffee would be just fine. Bigfoot roasts a great cup of coffee. I am looking forward to trying more of their coffees during my next trip through. Who wants to go kiteboarding with me?
Relaxing and Unwinding
I took my coffee and enjoyed every sip while sitting in the converted auto repair bay. The tables in the seating area are very cool. Rough cut timber that has a very organic feel to it. The shop is very relaxing, and I would most definitely hang out there if I lived close by. I had the seating area to myself, but I could see that the main shop was doing a brisk business. Looks like I was the last to know that Bigfoot Coffee Roasters is the real deal.
They have a sign posted explaining that They are in the Gorge not in the city. It also says Talk to each other. Pretend it’s 1989. I LOVE THIS. We need to remember to slow down and enjoy more of the little moments in life. Savor a cup of coffee, enjoy a conversation with a stranger. Don’t keep your nose in your phone all day. Unless of course you are looking at Explore Washington State. =)
This wraps up day five of one hundred. Where will I be having coffee tomorrow? Check back and see. Share your comments about Bigfoot Coffee Roasters below. If you have any interesting coffee shops that you think I should go to send them to me to add to my list!
Why 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days? Read my original article here.