When it comes to coffee, there is truly no place like home (Seattle, that is). I’ve yet to travel to a place inside or outside the states that trumps Seattle in the coffee department. If you ask Seattleites whose coffee reigns supreme, you’ll get many different answers which is a good thing. There are many incredible macro, micro and nano roasters in the city and it really is tough to choose “the best”.
My favorite coffee shop is Seattle Coffee Works which is located across from Pike Place Market. SCW works with small farmers in Central and South America to provide small direct trade coffee that is truly out of this world. SCW roast their beans twice a week. When you’re used to buying beans roasted no more than four days earlier, you become quite spoiled. If you have any questions, do a taste test for yourself. Let’s just say the freshly roasted beans won’t taste the same as your average
stale supermarket beans.
If you hop up to the “Slow Bar” at Seattle Coffee Works, you get to experience the vacuum pot and converse with one of SCW’s many friendly and experienced baristas. The vacuum pot is a slow brewing method that uses two chambers where water vapor and a vacuum produce one of the best cups of coffee you’ve ever tasted. The slow bar is a destination for our visiting friends and family since the coffee is delicious and the vacuum pot is quintessential Seattle. Seattle Coffee Works has a $6 flat rate shipping policy so if you are so inclined, you too could wake up to some of Seattle’s finest beans.
* I have not received any free product to endorse or alter my opinion about Seattle Coffee Works.