Kenya’s got the beans, but the Nairobi coffee culture leaves me missing Seattle
by Abby Higgins
It wasn’t until I moved away from Seattle for the first time that I realized not everyone in the world becomes a coffee junkie by age 15. My memories of growing up in the Pacific Northwest are steeped in coffee. How my Dad took it straight and black as tar and my mom brewed coffee […]
Feb 9, 2012
Bourgeois bakery brings flavor of “French Tokyo” to Queen Anne
by Laura Hawkins
The pace at Cafe de Lion is slow — a very deliberate slow that’s now as rare in Seattle as it is in Japan, where owner Daisuke Miura, his wife Tomoyo and their son Lion (the cafe’s namesake) moved from two years ago. Francoise Hardy and Serge Gainsbourg play in the background as young diners enjoy green tea […]
Jul 10, 2012
Starbucks lends a hand (and a toilet) to Turkish protesters
by Christan Leonard
Starbucks has long been a target of anti-corporate protests. But one store on Istanbul’s Taksim Square has quietly given aid to Turkish protestors.
Jun 13, 2013
As Seattle’s beans get better, Colombian coffee farmers suffer
by Wesley Tomaselli
After a century as a flagship industry, Colombian coffee growers have fallen on hard times, driven by free trade agreements, the global financial crisis and changing tastes for our morning cup.
Aug 28, 2013
Three ways to get a global coffee fix in Seattle
by Brett Konen
A guide to the diverse international coffee scene that often flies below our over-caffeinated radar.
Jan 7, 2014
The Indiana Jones of coffee returns to the Travel Channel
by Jaclyn Schiff
Five questions for Todd Carmichael, globe-trotting Seattle coffee CEO turned reality TV star.
Jan 23, 2014
Breakfast in Beijing
by A. V. Crofts
Fewer countries offer a better buffet for the traveling chowhound than China, and Beijing is one of the best eating cities in the world.
Apr 17, 2014
Grassroots coffee company bonds Bainbridge Island with Nicaragua
by Hannah Myrick
What started as a Reagan-era political protest has grown into a thirty year relationship driven by the Northwest's love of coffee.
Aug 27, 2014
From family to coffee cup: cafe owner reaches for El Salvador roots
by Janelle Retka
Seattle has a reputation as a city coated with endless corners of coffee shops devoted to fair trade bean sources.
Jan 1, 2015
Report: Can coffee save Haiti?
by Venice Buhain
How the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere is recovering from disaster — with a little help from Seattle.
Jan 6, 2015
Cortona Café: beacon of unity amid Central District gentrification
by Brie Ripley
“This is a place where people build relationships” Central District resident Amanda Predmore says of Cortona Café “It’s one of the most intimate cafés in the city.”
Apr 8, 2015
Ensuring the global coffee boom gives farmers a fair shot
by Sarah Stuteville
A giant coffee conference held in Seattle this week will include local efforts to help coffee farmers escape poverty.
Apr 10, 2015
The trouble with living in Seattle with a foreign-sounding name
by Ibtihal Mahmood
Having a foreign-sounding name in Seattle can be difficult in many different ways — from the casual to the substantial.
Jul 30, 2015
#GreaterSeattle: Bringing home the beans for East Africa’s coffee ceremony
by Anna DiBlosi
Tired of poor quality beans tainting the original East African coffee ceremony, Efram Fesaha took matters into his own hands.
Feb 5, 2017
Seattle’s Ethiopian community savors its coffee culture
by Hannah Pickering
The tradition of Ethiopian coffee is not just about the caffeine, but about the community.
Jun 7, 2017