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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

Top Stories

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.

08/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Feature

With Virtual and Augmented Reality, Seattle Is Inventing the Future. Again.

The pioneers of VR may just represent the emergence of the most powerful creative community this city has ever seen.

08/24/2016 By Ryan Boudinot

Fall Arts!

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: Fall 2016

A season’s worth of must-see events for every personality type.

09/04/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Fall Arts!

The Top Things to See and Do in Seattle: Fall 2016

A season’s worth of must-see events for every personality type.

09/04/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Met Picks

The Top Things to See or Do in Seattle: September 2016

The Monkees find new life, Seattle Symphony kicks off the new season with Joyce DiDonato, and Gad Elmaleh tries his hand at English standup comedy.

08/30/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Sound Off

Enough with Football Fan Victimhood

A plea to stop being petty about every perceived slight.

08/23/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Open Letter

An Open Letter to Those in Need of Affordable Housing in Seattle

I'm just worried about my exquisite view.

08/22/2016

Books & Talks

Neil deGrasse Tyson Is Coming to Ruin Your Favorite Movies

When he isn’t busy heading the Hayden Planetarium or hosting StarTalk and Cosmos, Neil deGrasse Tyson transforms into his diabolical alter ego—Hollywood’s Wet Blanket.

08/22/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Best of the City

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

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

Eat & Drink

Coffee

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

Coffee

How a Bean Becomes a Latte

This is coffee’s typical journey to your cup.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

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.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

Coffee

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

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.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

Coffee

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

Coffee

Cold Brew: A Postmortem

You can, after all, love something to death.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

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.

08/23/2016 By Darren Davis

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.

08/23/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Around town

What We're Eating Now: September 2016

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

08/22/2016 By Allecia Vermillion and Kathryn Robinson

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.

08/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Trend

The Cult of Ellenos Is Real

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

08/18/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Review

Frelard's Tarsan i Jane Reimagines Valencian Culinary Traditions

...and makes some showstopping paella.

08/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Life, Possible

The joy of coffee lies in the anticipation.

08/23/2016 By James Ross Gardner

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

How to Design a Nursery

Because there are enough things to worry about with a baby on the way.

09/01/2016 By Darren Davis

News & City Life

How I Got Here

How Shyft Could Solve Hourly Workers’ Scheduling Issues

Brett Patrontasch launched the app in Seattle at the height of the secured scheduling debate.

09/01/2016 By Kade Krichko

Feature

With Virtual and Augmented Reality, Seattle Is Inventing the Future. Again.

The pioneers of VR may just represent the emergence of the most powerful creative community this city has ever seen.

08/24/2016 By Ryan Boudinot

Questions Answered

Gene Armstrong Dispels Myths About Furries

People dismiss them as sex fetishists, but furry fandom is a diverse, worldwide phenomenon.

08/22/2016 By Jessica Voelker

Charitable Misgivings

If Someone in Need Steals From a Goodwill Donation Box, Is It Really Stealing?

And what right do I have to be upset?

08/22/2016 By Brian Miller

Duck and Cover

Will We Ever Tolerate the Ducks Again?

It's been a year since the fatal Aurora Bridge crash. Is there hope for Seattle’s iconic tourist ride to ever rise again?

08/22/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Back Fence

Taking the “I” Out of Identity, One Stitch Fix Box at a Time

Can personal taste be quantified?

08/18/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Quote Unquote

“Every Other Day, I Was a Ball of Tears”

Daniel Lyon, U.S. Forest Service firefighter, reflects on a year of recovery.

08/08/2016 By Matthew Halverson

Style & Shopping

Shoe Time

The Best Sneakers for Late Summer

These kicks for the transition from summer to fall are classic, cool, and comfortable. Bonus: These styles for women and men are easy to find in Seattle.

08/23/2016 By Colleen Williams