Seattle Weekly: Best of Seattle: Coffee Experience

 

 

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Best of Seattle: Coffee Experience

Ballard’s Slate Coffee Bar is unique: There’s no line of people at a counter contemplating a big blackboard of options, but instead table service with an explanation of a very short menu. The best way to experience Slate is to do a coffee flight. This can be customized to your desires, but on a recent visit, barista Kyle served his favorite introduction to coffee: first, a comparison of two house-roasted beans brewed pour-over style; next, one of those beans served iced to compare to the warm one; then a deconstructed latte, which highlights the quality of both the espresso and the milk; finally, a dessert tasting. Overall: quite the sweet experience.