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Tag: Tacoma coffee roasters

Aug.
26th

Beer? And coffee? Together? You bet. Hop Coffee opens in Tacoma

Pictured here, a porter mocha from Hop Coffee at the Harmon Taproom. I'd drink it again. I liked the richness of the porter beer with the chocolate sauce - in coffee made from beans roasted at Bluebeard Roasters.
Pictured here, a porter mocha from Hop Coffee at the Harmon Taproom. I’d drink it again. I liked the richness of the porter beer with the chocolate sauce – in coffee made from beans roasted at Bluebeard Roasters.

French press, cold-brewed, DIY bean roasting and even coffee beans pooped out of an elephant and priced $500 a pound.

Yes, we’ve now seen every coffee trend possible.

Or have we?

Hello, new Northwest trend. Now we’ve got coffee – flavored with beer.

Harmon beer is the curious ingredient in a line of sweetened coffee syrups developed by Melina Eshinski, pastry chef for Harmon Brewing Co. Read more »

Dec.
13th

Food gifting: Coffee roasters and a tea purveyor

Left to right are Ethiopian Harrar, green beans and roasted beans and ground beans in a coffee scoop at the Valhalla Coffee Co. News Tribune file photo

Do you have a coffee snob on your shopping list who is one of those people who has an entire cupboard in the kitchen devoted to beans and coffee accoutrements? Yeah, a gift basket with Sanka is not going to work for Mr. I Only Drink French Press That’s Been Temped at 197 Degrees. Instead, you need to get yourself to a local coffee roaster for something that’s a little more specific to a finicky palate. Have a tea drinker on your list? No problem, there’s a tea den in downtown Tacoma that’s got you covered. Read on. Read more »

Sep.
29th

National coffee day: Three Tacoma coffee houses/roasters to try

Leaf decorations in a latte don't cost extra at Metronome. I like the coffee geekery at the Sixth Avenue coffee house.

Today is national coffee day. You may be one of the masses enjoying your free cup of 7-11 joe, but here are three Tacoma roasters/coffee houses who deserve your patronage: Bluebeard Coffee, Metronome and Valhalla — all coffee houses in the neighborhood I like to call Jittery Lane. Click “more” to read about my three favorite coffee houses on Sixth Avenue. Read more »

April
13th

Bluebeard Coffee joins Sixth Avenue, the city’s most concentrated neighborhood for java

Maybe calling Sixth Avenue a coffee district is a bit of a stretch, but when the seventh (yes, seventh) coffee house in a 17-block span opens, I’m thinking a designation of some kind is in order. Coffee Alley? Java Avenue? Jittery Lane?

Bluebeard Coffee Roasters this week joined Metronome, Caffe Dei, Beyond the Bridge Cafe, Shakabrah Java, Satellite and Valhalla on Sixth Avenue, all located between State and Proctor on Sixth Avenue. Read more »