Saturday, December 10, 2011

Seattle Coffee Works

It’s time for the “Monthly Grind”. This is where my sidekick Debra and I put the spotlight on a local coffee shop. Our visit this month takes us to Seattle Coffee Works to see what all the buzz is about.

Still a little behind on the blogs but I am catching up! I got to pick our October visit location and it just happened to fall on Halloween. I have wanted to visit Seattle coffee works for a long time now. It is located on 107 Pike Street (between 1st Ave & News Ln) in downtown Seattle. It is very close to the Pike place market. It was really fun to see everyone dressed up in their costumes.

Ok enough about all that, let us get into the visit! Seattle coffee works does roast their own coffee and they have a variety of different blends available. They even had an Obama blend out. I really wanted to see the roaster, but Debra and I ran out of time. As we were deciding what to order, we both were offered a sample of freshly made french pressed coffee. I forgot what flavor the beans were, but it was very good and had a really unique taste to it. I ordered a mocha and also a small biscotti. Debra was a bit more hungry and ordered a sandwich. Now I know you all will be shocked, but Debra did not order tea this visit! I was pretty shocked myself...she ended up just having more of that french pressed coffee. I love giving her a bad time about ordering tea on our coffee visits. My mocha was excellent! It really had a nice taste and perfect balance of flavors to it. The biscotti was that perfect pairing to go along with it. Debra really enjoyed her pressed coffee and said that her sandwich was a great & simple lunch.

If any of you have visited Seattle coffee works you will know they have a variety of different brewing methods available. They have all the devices on display in the cafe. Some of them look pretty crazy. Their cafe is split into two sections. First is the Express bar where their standard drinks and food are served. You can also pick up some beans to go home with you. Now their Slow bar is their tasting room. I borrowed this description from their website:
"Come here to taste coffee varietals, test different methods of extraction, meet fellow coffee geeks, or celebrate a special occasion with a prized cup of coffee. This is a place to indulge your sense of curiosity and revel in the spirit of inquiry. There's so much more to coffee than meets the eye, and the best coffees and blends are yet to be developed. Partner with us on this journey of coffee innovation! Our Slow Bar is what makes us unique in the world of coffee. It's part ritual, part playground and part science lab. We will make you any cup of coffee to order."

I definitely plan on making another visit here soon! We simply just ran out of time for us to experience everything they have to offer. I hope you all get a chance to at least stop in a try a cup and maybe learn one or two things about coffee. Check out their website:

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