Acknowledge the Land

Land Acknowledgement
by | Thursday, August 13, 2020 |

As we re-open for business in Seattle and across America, let's acknowledge and show gratitude to the land where we live and prosper, and the first peoples, past and present, who are the stewards of these places. The global pandemic shut-down is an opportunity to recalibrate business practices to include compensation to native peoples for harms to their land and their people.

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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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