Last Saturday was a day filled with coffee. The weather was kind of iffy, but the light was beautiful so I decided to stay in and play! I picked up some “Cow Boy Coffee” (yes it’s actually called that) from Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie – one of my favorite places for a great cup and good think.
While visiting on that particular Saturday, I was surprised to learn that the Roasterie started out as Stewart Brothers Coffee and later became Seattle’s Best! Eva DeLoach now owns the darling shop and works with a team of passionate individuals who together make Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie an active cog in Seattle coffee history. The talented Peter Larsen still roasts there today after having accompanied Seattle’s Best founder, Jim Stewart, many years ago. During the holiday season, you can also find Peter roasting the best hazelnuts I have ever had!
Vashon Island Coffee Roasterie has the good fortune of calling a 100-plus years old, very well taken care of building, its home. The bean roasting still takes place right there and you can gaze down upon its original old red roaster, which has been undiminished by commercialism and time. The Seattle area coffee scene is pretty darn awesome.
By the end of the day I was sufficiently buzzed, grounds were everywhere, and my hands/clothes were coffee stained. Such is the price of making art. Best Saturday ever. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope the day, or night, is treating you well!