Top Stories

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Best of the City

Eat & Drink

Coffee

All Coffee Is Global Coffee

Laila Willbur, the 2014 United States Barista Champion and Director of Coffee for Cherry Street, on women in her industry and why every cup is an opportunity to tell an international story.

  • By Darren Davis
  • Published 08/23/2016

Coffee

If You Really Want to Go to the Source, These Shops Roast Their Own Beans

Some even provide the coffee you like so much at other cafes around town.

  • By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/23/2016

Coffee

How a Bean Becomes a Latte

This is coffee’s typical journey to your cup.

  • By Darren Davis
  • Published 08/23/2016

Coffee

A Basic Guide to Coffee Brewing

Though brew methods vary drastically, they all function under the same principle: Add water to dry coffee for a period of time and then separate.

  • By Darren Davis
  • Published 08/23/2016

Coffee

Cold Brew: A Postmortem

You can, after all, love something to death.

  • By Darren Davis
  • Published 08/23/2016

Coffee

The Power of Coffee Flour

One person’s waste product is another person’s source of endless economic and culinary potential.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/23/2016

Coffee

Is Fair Trade Really Fair?

Bellingham-based importer Edwin Martinez knows the coffee business, from the most remote grower in Guatemala to the man-bunned barista on Capitol Hill—and he thinks globally averaged profit sharing hurts the industry.

  • By Darren Davis
  • Published 08/23/2016

Coffee

The Joy of Jebena

Solomon Dubie’s former Rainier Valley convenience store is now Cafe Avole, a hub for Ethiopian coffee culture.

  • By Darren Davis
  • Published 08/23/2016

Profile

The Dark Roast: Mike McConnell and the Rise of Caffe Vita

Michael McConnell dropped out of school in the 10th grade. That didn’t stop him from creating Caffe Vita into one of the largest independent coffee companies in the country. A few things happened along the way.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/23/2016

Around town

What We're Eating Now: September 2016

This month’s favorites: rosé slushies, empanadas, and decadent corn on the cob.

  • By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/22/2016

Pizza, Squared

Dino's Tomato Pie Wants You to Embrace the Char

Delancey's new Capitol Hill sibling serves square, thick-crust pizza, a style that began in Sicily but evolved into an East Coast staple.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/18/2016

Trend

The Cult of Ellenos Is Real

How Seattle came to freak out about this (admittedly mind-blowing) Greek yogurt.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 08/18/2016

Review

Frelard's Tarsan i Jane Reimagines Valencian Culinary Traditions

...and makes some showstopping paella.

  • By Kathryn Robinson
  • Published 08/18/2016

Editor's Note

News & City Life

Style & Shopping