In This Feature:

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 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

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

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

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

How a Bean Becomes a Latte

This is coffee’s typical journey to your cup.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

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 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

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