Coffee is a Fruit

What is Coffee, Exactly?
by | Sunday, August 2, 2020 |

Coffee is a fruit. This may seem obvious to you if you have ever seen a coffee plant, but many think of coffee as a brown liquid. It often tastes burnt and oily, not at all like a fruit! At Seattle Coffee Works, we embrace coffee’s botanical roots. Originally uncovered on the Ethiopian Plateau,...

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Measuring in the Dark

Measuring in the Dark: The Agtron Scale & Coffee
by | Saturday, June 20, 2020 |

One of the most common questions I get as a roaster at Seattle Coffee Works is: What is your darkest roast coffee? (Answer: it’s Seattle Strong) Dark roast coffee has a long tradition in Seattle and elsewhere, and there are many stories about why people started roasting coffee beans long enough to...

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