Opening Dispatch

One-Stop Chop: Get a Haircut and a Cappuccino at Squirrel Chops

The cafe-salon officially opens October 9.

10/06/2016 By Rosin Saez


10 Great Seattle Coffee Shops That Roast Their Own Beans

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

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis


How a Bean Becomes a Latte

This is coffee’s typical journey to your cup.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

Caffienated Compendium

Coffee: The New Guide to a Seattle Obsession

From laptop-filled neighborhood cafes and craft coffee bars to boutique microroasters and homegrown caffeine empires, here’s a road map to Seattle’s modern-day coffee culture.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion


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.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

Caffeinate Yourself

12 Great Neighborhood Coffee Shops

Because the best coffee shop is the one closest to you.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis and Allecia Vermillion


The Power of Coffee Flour

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

08/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion


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.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis


The Joy of Jebena

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

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis


Cold Brew: A Postmortem

You can, after all, love something to death.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis


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.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis


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.

08/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Editor's Note

Life, Possible

The joy of coffee lies in the anticipation.

08/23/2016 By James Ross Gardner

Double Shot

Craftworks Coffee Will Open Next to La Marzocco Showroom and Cafe

Lower Queen Anne now has two ambitious multiroaster concepts across the street from each other.

06/24/2016 By Darren Davis

Brew News

Slate Coffee Roasters Now Open Downtown

...inside a Chrome Industries shop.

06/10/2016 By Rosin Saez


Meet Peloton And Métier, Seattle's New Biker Bars

Two new cafe–bike shop hybrids fix ambitious meals and flat tires.

05/23/2016 By Kathryn Robinson


The La Marzocco Showroom and Cafe Is Now Open, and It's a Big Deal

If everything goes as planned, this could set a new high-bar for collaboration between coffee shop and coffee roaster.

04/18/2016 By Darren Davis


Out of Nowhere, a New Slate Coffee Opens in Pioneer Square

With a University District location to follow next week.

09/18/2015 By Darren Davis

I'm New Here

4 Archetypal Seattle Coffee Experiences

A user's guide.

08/20/2015 By Darren Davis