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RIP Blackwater: Our business team asks where you will get your coffee buzz?

Post by Sue Kidd / The News Tribune on June 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm | No Comments »
June 16, 2009 3:20 pm

The (coffee) buzz around the newsroom and blogosphere today is the unexpected closure of Tacoma’s Black Water coffee, which recently moved to the St. Helens neighborhood.


TNT business reporter C.R. Roberts asks readers here where they will go for their coffee fix. Visit this thread to spread the buzz about places that can help fill the void Black Water leaves. I didn’t get to Black Water more than once or twice a month, it was on the wrong side of town for my morning coffee fix. I’ve always been and always will be a devotee of Commencement Bay Coffee Company – mostly because of its proximity to the News Tribune office (it’s at 25th and Jefferson, just down the hill), but also because I like their roasts and they serve a mean quiche. There’s always a table open after the early morning rush and they have free wi-fi. The location is odd, but if you’re in that part of town, it’s a great morning stop.


Things I will miss about my occasional trips to Black Water: rich coffee that never tasted over-extracted, and Rachel, the owner who I remember fondly because of her gracious smile. I always wanted to sit down and clack-clack-clack on the manual typewriters at the old Black Water location. I’m fond of the old relics, and have an old Olympia on my desk here at work (if I could blog from it, I’d use it more).


Sorry to see you go Black Water.

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