When in Seattle, you should have seafood and coffee or you’re wasting your time in this city. Victrola Coffee Roastery is a local Seattle coffee roastery established in 2000. In a city filled with many coffee shops (hello, it’s the home of the corporate coffee mecca that has the green mermaid as its mascot), what we really love about Victrola committed themselves to sourcing and roasting only the best. With a passion for great coffee, they can’t wait to share their hard work and passion with you through one of their delicious blends or single origins.
The Pike Street roastery is housed in an 1920s automobile dealership showroom. It’s cool to look into the coffee roasting room not too far from the coffee bar and seating area and there’s a coffee tasting room toward the back of the shop.
Their cappuccino is made with Streamline espresso blend beans that was wonderful with steamed milk. We did have the mentioned espresso doppio sans milk and it was delicious. Chocolate-y, sweet and nice hit of blackberry flavors with a wonderful crema. The Kenya pour over coffee was wonderfully sweet and bright with complex tones of fruit and berry. These coffee beverages were great with the not-too-sweet sweets, chocolate dipped coconut macaroon and buttery apricot thumbprint cookie.
We have picked up their really cool set of the Three-Process Costa Rica Hacienda Sonora coffee beans. Their head roaster created a fun experiment of sorts for the home brewers to try the three different processed beans – natural, washed, and honey. We should taste and experience the different nuanced flavors from each bean process (as long as you didn’t screw up brewing) and it’s so fun and unique to do this at home. If you are or know a coffee connoisseur, this bean set is a must get before the Victrola crew changes up the beans!
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