What’s in a $100 per pound coffee?

by | Friday, February 10, 2012 |

After seeing Andrew Zimmern from The Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods Show at our Slow Bar (click on Andrew’s picture to see the original clip), King 5 reporter Jesse Jones wanted to test whether a $100/lb Cup of Excellence coffee is worth the price. We spent a couple of hours with him to find out....

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Espresso ain't easy

by | Saturday, February 19, 2011 |

Rose Tosti and Michael Smith and I wanted to take a pulse of the quality of the espresso at some of the newer establishments and roasters in town. Earlier today, we went on a seven-stop Seattle espresso crawl. The result was humbling and somewhat sobering.Three espresso bars we...

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Two cents about direct trade

by | Tuesday, September 14, 2010 |

Every day, at least a couple of our customers ask if we carry fair trade or direct trade coffee. (We do.) In fact, we’re closing in on 100% direct trade coffees in our signature espresso Seattle Space blend, which will make us the second coffee company in the country to do so.There are so many...

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