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Lucky Seattle. We have tried-and-true coffee industry veterans, solid neighborhood cafes, and a growing crop of newcomers pushing the scene forward. Venerable roasters Vivace and Victrolahelped build Seattle's reputation as the specialty coffee center of the planet and continue to carry the torch, and they're bolstered by a fresh set of coffee companies that are breathing life into Seattle's cafe culture this very minute: Multi-roaster shops like Milstead and Co. and back-to-basics roasters including Slate are keeping the attention of the caffeinated crowd at home and well beyond the Pacific Northwest.
The Eater Seattle Coffee Heat Map has been updated to include two new shops that have opened since our last coffee map:Mmmhmm Coffee andRoasters.
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Slate Coffee Bar
First came the Airstream trailer, then the brick-and-mortar Ballard store. A new add to Eater National’s 20 Hottest Coffee Shops Across the US, Slate’s potential to scare off caramel macchiato drinkers is cancelled out by a chatty crew of well-versed baristas. The roaster nixes flavored syrups for milk-and-espresso served in stemware and prints its menu on paper instead of overhead chalkboards.
by Megan Hill on Feb 24, 2015, 10:00a