In addition to being a welcoming café, Black Coffee Northwest, a black-owned non-profit organization owned by Shoreline, is a major hub for communities of color in North Seattle, offering youth-focused programs such as barista training, internships and leadership opportunities. Stop by and buy a Melanin Mocha or Africano in a variety of styles. Founded in 2003, Herkimer Coffee is a wholesale roaster with four coffee shops in Seattle, including this one in Phinney Ridge. Herkimer emphasizes direct trade and supply models driven by relationships, and offers both blends and single-origin grains.
You'll find Ethiopian coffees from Gogogu Bekaka in the Guji area, Colombian beers from longtime Finca Campo Amor members, and more. Not sure what to choose? Ask one of the friendly baristas or check out coffee subscriptions online. Photo courtesy of Resistencia Coffee Photo courtesy of West Seattle Grounds. The space shows the history of coffee and, at the same time, creates the future of coffee through its program of rotating roasters.
Although the pandemic necessarily limited face-to-face interaction, Kaffa will organize the immersive Ethiopian coffee ceremony if requested (if scheduled well in advance), an exceptional way to learn about the coffee culture of the country in which it originated. With a variety of seasonal coffees from countries such as Peru and Colombia and a solid, simplified menu of coffee drinks, this is paradise on Pioneer Square. We understand and respect the hard work of farmers in taking the coffee seed to the roaster, who then carefully and diligently brought some of the freshest green coffees that can be found to their wonderful roasted state. A second location near Seattle University offers the same dazzling selection of coffees, fun seasonal beverages, and a small patio.
A small café in Upper Queen Anne that opened its doors about three decades ago has become a much appreciated staple of the Seattle coffee scene with its own roasting program and a mini-empire of double-digit locations. On the coffee side, pandan lattes and iced Calamansi espresso tonics are a distinctly Filipino version of specialty coffee beverages. No matter what corner of Seattle you're in, you're usually just steps away from a delicious coffee in a cozy space. In addition to all this, the cafes in the center and in University Village have a special gift for specialty coffee drinks that appeal to both coffee lovers and sweet lovers, from cappuccinos with milk with cereal to lattes with matcha.
The Starbucks Reserve Roastery is a dream for coffee and more of an experience than a traditional coffee shop. Allegro's coffee is available online, but to really feel the old-school Seattle vibe, you'll want to go there in person. Ladro arrived in 1994, when Seattle was riding a wave with flannel and watching Frasier, who grew up with his flourishing coffee culture. Union Coffee is a coffee shop owned by a queer woman of color right in the heart of the Central District neighborhood.
We highlight the incredible coffee shops in the Seattle area and the role Joe plays in helping them better serve customers. When you think of young entrepreneurs looking to change things in the coffee industry, I think of Visible Coffee Toasters.