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Case Study Coffee Roasters Portland


1422 NE Alberta St
Portland, OR97211

This place is amazing! I hate to say it, but I'm a coffee snob. So when I came to Portland, I was looking for excellent coffee. Case Study didn't disappoint for one second. Due to proximity, I came to the Alberta location which is so cool. Hidden in a tin shed, ironically next to Tin Shed restaurant (go here too!), Case study is brewing excellent coffee. The staff is knowledgable, offering great recommendations. I enjoyed their special, Cafe Con Miel. Holy crap, it's good. The decor itself is cool, simple, chic. My type of vibes. Outdoor seating is available as well. Highly recommended.

Super friendly baristas, cool looking place, good coffee, chairs a plenty without feeling crowded. Sounds like a perfect coffee spot, eh? Not much else you could ask for? Well, turns out, there is one more thing that works out greatly here. It's dog friendly! This is particularly awesome as Tin Shed is just next door. Just keep your pooch on the first floor, and well behaved of course, and the friendly baristas will welcome you on in for coffee. All me and my date got were two regular coffees. We stayed for about 30 minutes just chatting and were not rushed at all. The place maintained about 75% fullness on that Sunday morning. I do have to dock a star for Roman Candle pastries. Come one likes those. Get your baked goods from Bakeshop or someone better. If OHSU coffee shops sell their baked goods, you know every other coffee shop should be able to do better.

Following a late lunch at Pine State Biscuits, I was looking for a place to park my laptop for the afternoon and selected nearby Case Study Coffee almost solely due to the Yelp-approved caffeine molecule chandelier. I picked up a pourover and placed myself on the upstairs balcony. Had the weather been slightly warmer, an afternoon outside would have been not unkind. Coffee was good, chair was a little uncomfortable, but my caffeinated brain and overworked laptop both left happy.

Very cute and cozy coffee shop with good tasting coffee! Friendly staff and nice ambiance. The outdoor sitting area in the little garden is a real treat too.

This is the closest coffee roaster to my home and my little three-year-old boy loves coming here for a steamer, it's one of the rare ones that put it in a ceramic cup for him. The barista's are always nice enough and the coffee is good enough, but like all cafés they are overpriced. It has a stark warehouse feel to it which is OK if that is what you like, I would prefer something more cozy and comfortable.

A friendly greeting early in the morning can be as good as a cup of coffee. Here, I got both. One barista was manning the shop this early weekday morning. The doors were all open letting the brisk, crispy summer morning air in with the sunlight. I order a pour over of their Ethiopia of the moment and my husband got a cappuccino. They were both very good. His drink came right out. Mine too 10 minutes. It was a nice place to sit and wait for it, but I really wanted it having eaten breakfast without coffee. There's a great area upstairs for people to work or gather. Lots of outlets and even a communal table. Once I had it, it was delicious. Very thin body but flavorful.

Love the coffee and the atmosphere. Favorite location. The staff is always friendly and helpful. We enjoy trying their fun and unique seasonal drinks. Always our first stop for coffee!

Good music, good coffee, and the nicest baristas in town. It's a very comfortable environment for me to have a coffee and read or get work done.

Stopped in here for a cappuccino while waiting for a table at Tin Shed. Really great ambiance and I love the layout. There are a couple tables on the lower level near the bar, and about a dozen tables in the loft area. A lot of people were getting work done here, so it was very quiet even though almost every table was full. They don't have any large tables, so this is a great place for solo or just meeting up with one or two friends. The cappuccino was great and really hit the spot on an unusually cold and rainy mid-June day. I wish I lived closer to this spot, as I could envision myself getting quite a bit of work done here.

This was a nice little coffee shop especially if you needed to spend some time doing work or studying. It was quiet and unassuming with an nice cold brew coffee. The balcony upstairs is particularly inviting as it's bright and airy. I also had a chocolate chip cookie which was probably a four on a scale of 1 to 10. Overall I wouldn't hesitate to go back if I needed to get work done in a quiet but inviting environment.

Stopped by for an afternoon pick-me-up in preparation for a late night. Cute and quiet coffee shop located next door to Tin Shed. Staff was fantastic and very friendly. I had seen a pic of the Toasted Hazelnut Latte and had to try it. My cup was sooo full, I had to sip it on the counter so that I could carry it. haha! No tables were left downstairs, so we crossed our fingers and ventured up the stairs. Found the last open table and grabbed 3 chairs. Atmosphere was rather quiet; people were studying or working, so I was a little worried we were a bit loud with our gabbing. My latte? It was a bit sweet for me. I should have tried something else, but will definitely need to return to try more of the menu.

Stopped briefly on our way to Seattle. It's a nice little place with a cozy atmosphere. The chai latte I ordered had a nice spicy kick to it. Definitely kept me warm.

Solid cup of coffee . I just went in for a cold brew on a hot day and couldn't be happier with the flavor . The space is super cool too , just a nice area to sit and read , have a conversation, or just relax on a nice afternoon .

The people behind the counters are incredibly sweet here!!! I came in here after having breakfast in the Tin Shed to see if they actually served tea. They do! And they happened to have my favorite tea which was a huge bonus. They also sell it in bulk (MUCH CHEAPER than te chai tea for the SAME TEA). They were sweet to answer my questions and even replace my thermos with that specific tea. That was a treat. There is also a place upstairs to relax and use wifi to sit around to do work if you want to. I wish they kind of had couches but then I probably never would have left. Great vibe here! I can't speak for the coffee sadly because I don't drink it but for tea drinkers, definitely recommend!

Terrible experience from start to finish. Worst coffee, had to ask them to remake it and the second one was equally bad. No place to sit because every table was occupied by loafers on their computers. Finally a table opened up, my friend and I were visiting while everyone around us gave us the stink eye because we apparently we were distributing them. It's a coffee shop not a library for God's sake. To top it off the staff was rude. I'll never go back, there are to many great coffee cafes in Portland to subject yourself to overpriced rude service.

I ordered an 8 oz coffee and it was 5 bucks. Was it worth it? NO. But the place is cool to hang out and come study. I like the mood. Can't find parking close if you come in at a rush hour. I had high hopes for this place. Will I come back? Sure, if I have no other option.

I don't know how this place has 4 1/2 stars. apparently none of the people that have reviewed of ever had their iced coffee. If I had to describe the taste of their ice coffee it would be A mix between fermented sewage water, and four day old coffee. Don't ever come here. I hope I don't get sick.

Lactose intolerant? Like almond milk lattes? Forced to drink almond milk secondary to aforementioned dairy issues? If so, this is the best iced almond milk latte I've had in Pdx. The milk has the least almond flavor I've had and really allows you to taste the coffee with just a hint of nutty goodness. Super awesome outdoor seating for the summer. Their cold brew isn't as good as others, but those lattes are delic!

Great coffee drink combo nations with a lot of flavor yet not over powering in sugar. This place is cute, affordable, and the service is friendly. Not much of a seating area but for the coffee I would come back.

We went to lunch nearby and figured we would check out Case Study Coffee after. The space almost has an industrial feel with the exposed cement and iron but they made it feel cozy with the warm wood. At first it doesn't seem like there is much seating but there's a whole upstairs area. It looks like in the summer they can roll up a large door and make the space more open with the outdoor patio. My latte was good but not outstanding. 3.5 stars.


802 SW 10th Ave
Portland, OR97205
(503) 477-8221

Ok, I heard about this place as being the best coffee in town. Well, it lived up to the type. So good to visit a place that does its own roasting and has complimentary snacks to allow me to enjoy a great cup of coffee! Cool vibe and people were very friendly! I will be back here on a regular bases!

Holy cow. Masala Latte. Go chai, drop tea, use a coffee base. The best inventions make you say, "duh, why didn't someone (me!) think of that before? If someone else is doing this, I totally missed it. Chef turned coffee freak making wonderful things. They even make their own masala syrup. Explore.

I can't tell you how many people I've told about this coffee place since going there for my first time. It's a great place to get a coffee, a wonderful spot to meet people (if you can find a spot to sit), and a relaxing place to do work (again, if you're lucky to find a seat). First, the staff are knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. I walked in, never having been there before, to meet some clients, and the staff gave me some helpful suggestions. Second, the coffee is masterful. Smooth, rich, creamy... just what you're looking for in a coffee. Then you add in one of their handmade flavors, and the taste knocks you on the floor. Recently I had to cut back on coffee, but this place made me want to get up and get another cup. I tried their bourbon Carmel. Man oh man, just thinking about it makes my mouth water. I can see why they are so popular. Listen, in a town where there's 3 or 4 coffee places on every corner, it can be difficult deciding on what place to go, but when I'm near, I'll be here. Just wish they were open later.

It's really hard to decide where to go when there are so many amazing coffee roasters​ in Portland. Checking on the good ones is always on my list at travel. Found this place and gave a shot. It's a trendy place and the deco was similar to​ others​ in Portland. Open floor plan and baristas were right in the middle of the cafe shop. I ordered the latte with bourbon​ and caramel flavor and mocha. My sister tried the mocha and was impressed​ how smooth was. I loved my latte too. The combination​ of sweetness and saltiness​ created the perfect balance. Glad that we found this new place and we will be back!

My boyfriend and I were looking around for a coffee shop to do work and this was one of the larger coffee shops that we found that also provided free wi-fi. The interior is very cute, plenty of tables and chairs to do work on but it does get really busy in here so it might be hard to actually find an open table. * Kouign Amann * We were pleasantly surprised by their kouign amann. Their little upside down pastry is crispy and caramelized on the outside but soft and airy like that of a croissant on the inside.

The only true coffee house in the area, and LOTS OF WINDOW LIGHT--thank you! Solid and exactly what I was looking for. Nice place to study with enough plugs for study at the bar, not much otherwise, so be charged up. Nice selection of pastries and such with service very responsive, engaged and pleasant. My taste in coffee is rather simple--add two shots to what you have and fill it to the top, so I have no expertise in judging coffee or coffee drinks. We will always come back.

A beautiful coffee house full of windows and light. Love the name and the location (across from the central library). There are many seating options and plugs available for those whom need to work. The music is nice but not distracting. I order a latte which had a mellow flavor and appropriate milk froth. I've had better but I have also had much worse. Overall I found the latte good for the amount of folks in line and the single Barista pulling shots. My friend had a chai tea which she loved. The counter service was excellent and efficient. I would definitely return for a shot of espresso to really get a sense of their coffee.

Portland can be overwhelming with all its coffee choices. I met up with a friend for a quick coffee and bagel. Dirty Chai Tea Latte was tasty- very heavy but yummy. We were also given a free bagel which was exciting! Apparently they had accidently made up a toasted one with a side of cream cheese. Juxtaposed with all the fabulous eats in Portland this bagel tasted sad. Plain, unexciting and mundane. Enjoyed my Latte though. Would come back for coffee/the environment but not the food.

This is my favorite cafe in downtown Portland! They make an amazing roasted hazelnut latte, which I highly recommend. They don't have a ton of pastry options but the bagels are good. There are tons of seats here as well as free WiFi, so it's the perfect place to get some work done or chat with a friend over coffee.

What a treat! I love coffee and I love kombucha. Their seasonal menu is everything! During the summer I got this delicious ice coffee and vinegar tonic drink. Whenever I feel parched I reminisce about this refreshing drink. Their artwork for their menus is also beautifully done and the ambiance is just right. This area of OR has great shops including a comic shop right next door and a minerals shop down the street. Will be back.

Pretty good coffee shop with pretty good coffee. They sell Bakeshop pastries which is nice. Cool atmosphere. Always full of customers. Service is friendly. Plenty of people working on their laptops or reading. What else is there to say? Yeah, it's a good shop, but it's one of many the city has to offer. If you're nearby and want coffee or a place to work/read, come here, don't make any special trips.

Ahhh, those rainy reads in cafes, memories that have filled me up with so much pure pleasure, my limbic storeroom of an amygdala is so full, I still draw from them when need be, and even created a new one yesterday morning. Rain...drizzle...only 42 inches or so per year ( discounting winter, the worst in Rip City in 50 years)... hit coffee, old wood, creaky chairs when shifting weight, loud banter, books and tablets and laptops...happiness of yore for me. Crazy good homemade hot chocolate, and a bag of Guatemalan finca ( farm) to go. I love Portland cafes!

Probably the best cup of coffee my entire trip to Portland. My only regret is not coming the first day so I could have this coffee everyday. The service was pretty great too. Very friendly with a great vibe. This is a nice place to hang out while having a cup. Absolutely come here for a great coffee!

This place has been on my list since I arrived in Portland and I had the luxury of some buffer time between running errands and a movie. I was on a mission for a hazelnut latte when I arrived, but had to go with the special peppermint puerh tea latte. The ambiance in here is great - very buzzy and lots of people watching. They also had Otis Redding and Sam Cooke playing while I was in, which is always a good sign! The latte took about 5 minutes and came out perfectly hot and foamy in a big mug. I have been attempting my own lattes at home and they simply do not compare! I will return for that hazelnut latte someday. :)

Case Study could not have had more friendly service. I wasn't scanning the coffee roasts for more than 15 seconds when someone appeared at my side to ask if I needed help. I explained that I was picking out a roast for myself and a one for a friend and looking for recommendations, and she absolutely lit up. After giving me a couple of suggestions, she and the cashier (who mentioned she loved the light roast we'd selected) helped me figure out how coarse to grind the coffee I'd be sending my friend, who is*staying* with her Folger's drinking relatives all summer. I had no idea what kind of maker they use, let alone if they even owned a grinder (doubtful), so I really appreciated this bit of extra effort to make sure my friend can properly enjoy her birthday gift. Before leaving another customer spotted the dark roast I'd picked out for myself and assured me I would love it. Best coffee-buying experience I could ask for. I look forward to my next work trip to Portland when I fully intend to hole up in this place (great open setup with beautiful sunny windows) for several hours.

Nice coffee shop in one of my favorite areas of Portland. While the cold brew on tap was enticing, the New Yorker in me went for a small black coffee. Nice robust brew! This place is attached to a hotel lobby that has a nice sofa-oriented seating area. Great for people watching.

We love this place. We visit every time we make it Portland. Delicious Jalapeño Salt Bagles.

I had a chance to visit Portland with my family so we decided to drink coffee at Case Study. I was actually a little bit worried though because I had never heard about this cafe. I know there are many great cafes all around Portland but Case Study was close to our hotel. I was totally wrong. This coffee was really awesome. Seriously, the coffee here was very, very good. This place must be more famous!

Good coffee with fast service. If you're looking for a quiet place to study this place is not for you. If you want a bustling place to people watch both inside and out, you'll be entertained. Definitely a better and more satisfying choice than the Starbucks across the street!

I love my coffee. And I'm pretty simple when it comes to how I like my coffee. I'm happy with my usual iced vanilla latte. But why did I ever have to come to Portland and discover what I had been missing in my life?! The bourbon caramel latte. I wish I would've known sooner during my trip about this amazingness in a cup...then I would've gotten my caffeine fix every day until I couldn't. This coffee shop is great too. Great atmosphere, open space. Staff is very friendly. We need more places like this in California. If you ever find yourself in Portland, do me a favor and have a cup for me!