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Coffee Power, Activated!

Time, counter space and budget may all be concerns, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying a delicious cup of coffee. Fresh, locally roasted whole bean coffee is a step up from capsule coffee and miles above instant. If you…

Barista Snapshot: Jake at SteamDot Coffee

Jake Schmutzler

Who: Jake Schmutzler, Barista Where: SteamDot Coffee Company, Anchorage, Alaska What was the first coffee drink you remember tasting, did you like it? I remember loving the smell and the sounds of my dad’s morning coffee ritual: stoking the wood-stove,…

Hot Blog on Blog Action: Tea Time — What?!

Last month something strange happened at Seattle Coffee Gear (well, stranger than usual): A bunch of the SCG Crew started drinking *gasp* tea! And with this new found appreciation for tea, we discovered the basic preparation fundamentals are similar to…

Hot Blog on Blog Action: We’re Back!

Want to know what’s on our collective mind? Much like the Borg we are single-minded in the pursuit of … coffee! Here’s where we comb the interwebs and report back to you on the the weird and the wonderful coffee-related…

Coffee 101: Fair Trade vs Direct Trade

Whether you’re sipping on a delicious cup of Velton’s Single Origin Mexico Nayarita, or savoring Zoka’s Espresso Palladino, your beans have started their journey hundreds or thousands of miles away from you (at least if you live in Seattle). Roasters…