|Stumptown 616 East Pine Street|
Value chain data points at Stumptown: Rwandan Huye Mountain, $17.50; decaf "Trappers Creek" $15.50.Stop #2: Bauhaus Coffee & Books, 414 East Pine St.
|Bauhaus 414 East Pine Street|
|Stop #3: Starbucks Reserve & Roastery|
|Starbucks Reserve Roastery 1124 Pike Street|
Stop #4: Caffe Vita - 1005 East Pike St.
Decaf macchiato photo shows it a little 'past prime' because I got distracted by the 2 Ochoa brewers they have behind the counter for cold brew called "Kyoto". It takes 12 hours to brew. Barista kindly gave me a free taste. Colombian with bright citrus notes and smooth nutty finish. The decaf macchiato was also delicious. Nutty with sweet dark chocolate notes.
I got a sneak peek in the back at the roastery where the roaster was giving a talk to some guests -- possibly an SCAA tour? There were at least three roasters in sight -- each one a different size.
Caffe Vita appears to be a beloved favorite in Seattle. I ended up going on the recommendation of my brother who lives in Snohomish, about 20 miles north.