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 Zoka Coffee to see what all the buzz is about.
Well happy New Year to all my coffee friends! Starting a new year and I am already behind on my blog. Not a great way to start 2012, but I will work really hard to post on time from now on!
Ran across this location while on a walk of the newly renovated area of South Lake Union near the Amazon.com buildings. I had seen Zoka on a sign of local business in the area and knew that I had to bring Debra to check it out with me. The address is 351 Boren Ave. N in Seattle. I would also add that this location is only open during the week.
I had decided to drive and Debra took the trolley down to meet me. I have to say parking was no easy task! Of course it was in the middle of the work day, and it is surrounded by office buildings. Parking is definitely one of the downsides of this location. But at least they have the trolley available to ride. When we finally got inside we were both really surprised how nice it was! You could tell that it was very new and had a modern look to everything. The ceiling art was amazing, we both really liked that added look to it.
Went with my normal mocha and Debra went with an order of hot tea again. I have come to the conclusion that she is much more into tea than she is coffee. Not for sure which tea she went with, but she did say she really enjoyed it. The barista was pretty new and said she was trying to do some nice latte art to my drink, it turned out looking pretty good. The mocha itself was delicious! I really liked the foam and the thickness to it. I would definitely return just for another mocha. We ended up splitting a sandwich that we could tell are brought in from somewhere else. It was tasty though, no complaints from us.
There were a lot of people coming and going. It seemed that many of the the people worked in the offices. The atmosphere was really comfortable and relaxed. People were reading books and working on their laptops. I really enjoyed this visit a lot, and would recommend making a visit and checking it out. From their website http://www.zokacoffee.com/ you will find they have many locations to pick from. They are also a roaster. You can either pick up a bag in the store or order the beans off their site.