Photo Menu: Tim Wendelboe

It has been a bustling week at the La Marzocco Cafe as the team has once again flipped it into an entirely new space–this time bringing the taste and feel of Tim Wendelboe’s Oslo cafe right here to Seattle. With each new residence, we encourage roasters to make the Cafe their own and Tim Wendelboe has done just that. Every detail has been perfected, from the drink vessels shipped from Norway, to the crisp, white shirts the baristas are wearing! Response from the Seattle community has been overwhelmingly positive and guests are jumping at the chance to taste these coffees in the United States.

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Tim Wendelboe’s menu has been meticulously planned and is completely coffee focused. To not distract from the flavor of each coffee, Wendelboe opts to use no additions other than whole, organic milk. For guests who normally order their coffee with milk alternatives and sweeteners, Wendelboe suggests trying his coffee black. He delicately roasts his beans in a way that enhances sweetness, with the goal of making each drink approachable. Those who do not see their usual drink options on the menu are encouraged to talk with the barista who will be happy to help steer them towards an equally pleasurable coffee experience.

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Tim Wendelboe’s menu for the La Marzocco Cafe features a variety of single origin coffees from four different countries including Colombia, Honduras, Ethiopia and Kenya. Some of the options may change during the residence, as Wendelboe’s coffees are seasonal and rotate often.

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For this residence, the baristas are pulling espresso shots on the La Marzocco Linea PB. Selections include a Finca Tamana Espresso and Hunkute Organic Espresso. Produced by Elias Roa, the Finca Tamana is more herbal, with brown sugar and plum notes.The Hunkute is brighter, with notes of jasmine, lemon, tea and bergamot. Milk based drinks–macchiato, cortado, cappuccino and caffe latte–are made with the Finca Tamana.

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Along the back bar, single cups of coffee will be made to order and brewed via AeroPress. Each coffee is served in a unique Figgjo “Oslo” cup, developed by Tim Wendelboe in tandem with designer Kristin Hærnes Ihlen. The design of each cup is meant to enhance the drinking experience by highlighting different aromas, flavors and acidity in the coffee.

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Enthusiasts can order the Coffee Tasting for Two–a taste of four coffees brewed on AeroPress, served two by two. Guests may choose their own four coffees, or sit back, relax and have our barista curate the experience for them!

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Keep it cool and classy with Tim Wendelboe’s Cold Coffee. Brewed hot, Wendelboe’s Karogoto from Kenya is sweetened with a hint of honey before being chilled and elegantly served in a wine glass.

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To taste Tim Wendelboe’s coffee here in the United States, head to the La Marzocco Cafe before May 1st, or sign up by April 1st to receive the premier shipment from our newly launched Home Espresso Subscription! To see the full menu at the Cafe, head here.

La Marzocco Cafe News: Announcing Year Two Roasters in Residence

The La Marzocco Cafe was built to be a place where guests from Seattle and beyond could gather to enjoy specialty coffee from roasters all over the world.

In it’s first year, the cafe has welcomed 11 roasters from 5 different countries including: Stumptown, G&B, Buna, Campos, Counter Culture, Intelligentsia, Panther, Pilot, Cat & Cloud, Heart and Tim Wendelboe.  With each roaster, the cafe’s talented team has dialed in an entirely new menu, bar flow and service style in order to effectively display each roaster’s unique approach to coffee. Launch parties and special events during each residence have included a basketball tournament, live musical performances, taco trucks, southern BBQ, a mariachi band, a latte art throwdown, a live podcast recording, home barista classes, coffee tastings, and an undisclosed amount of beer, wine and of course, coffee! We are honored to have had the level of involvement and talent that the roasters have displayed in bringing their residencies to life each month. The cafe team and guests have learned and discovered new approaches to coffee from each one and we’d like to once again extend our heartfelt thanks!

Looking ahead to year two, we are extremely excited to announce the roaster line up for the next 12 months. Receiving over 100 applications from roasters all over the world was incredibly humbling and we are extremely grateful to all who took the time to apply. Tasked with picking only 12, we based our selections on the quality of application, uniqueness of coffee program, coffee quality and diversity of residents style and location – all in an effort to showcase the breadth of specialty coffee experiences. So without further ado:

The Year Two Roasters in Residence to the La Marzocco Cafe are:

Toby’s Estate Coffee, Brooklyn, NY: 5/2/17 – 6/5/17

Madcap Coffee, Grand Rapids, MI: 6/6/17 – 7/10/17

Four Barrel Coffee, San Francisco, CA: 7/11/17 – 8/7/17

Coffee Supreme, Wellington, NZ: 8/8/17 – 9/11/17

Olympia Coffee, Olympia, WA: 9/12/17 – 10/9/17

La Fontaine de Belleville, Paris, FR: 10/10/17 – 11/6/17

Quills Coffee, Louisville, KY: 11/7/17 – 12/4/17

Caffe Umbria, Seattle, WA: 12/5/17 – 1/8/18

Kickapoo Coffee, Milwaukee, WI: 1/9/18 – 2/5/18

Dutch Bros. Coffee, Grant’s Pass, OR: 2/6/18 – 3/5/18

ONYX Coffee Lab, Springdale, AR: 3/6/18 – 4/2/18

George Howell Coffee, Acton, MA: 4/3/18 – 4/30/18

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Congratulations roasters!

We are anticipating an incredible year two and can’t wait to see what these 12 talented roasters will bring to the La Marzocco Cafe and the Seattle community. Also beginning today, La Marzocco Home is announcing the launch of their Home Espresso Subscription, the perfect way to be able to experience these roasters at home all year long! Head here for all the details.

La Marzocco Cafe News: Thank you Heart and Tim Wendelboe Preview

With just a week left as our current Roaster in Residence at the La Marzocco Cafe, we want to give Heart Roasters a huge thank you for an incredible month. Their menu boasts an impressive list of single origin coffees in addition to their Stereo blend that we hope you’ve had a chance to taste and enjoy. We are grateful to owners Wille and Rebekah Yli-Luoma for putting so much time and effort into the residence, to Chris Casassa and Ryan Cross for being here to train our staff and interact with our guests and to the entire Heart team!

We are very pleased to be welcoming as the final roaster of our first year, Tim Wendelboe from Oslo, Norway!

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After many years of running a chain of coffee shops in Oslo, Tim Wendelboe wanted to further explore roasting and other ways he could push the quality of coffee in Norway and around the world. He opened the doors to his company in 2007, and it is now a combined store, espresso bar, roastery and training center for baristas and coffee enthusiasts.

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The Tim Wendelboe team spends much of their time traveling to origin, working closely with several producers across Central and South America in order to innovate and improve the quality of the coffees they buy. In 2015, the company purchased their own farm in Colombia named Finca el Suelo and has planted coffee on the land. The goal for the farm is that it will be a place for learning how to raise coffee quality with sustainable farming practices.

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Tim Wendelboe focuses on sourcing and roasting the best single origin coffees they can find. By keeping each variety and lot of coffee that they source separate, each coffee’s unique characteristics can be on full display. Wendelboe is known for his lighter roasts, which highlight the sweet, fruity, floral and bright characteristics of each coffee. His roasting style has influenced specialty coffee not only in Norway but around the world. He has won the Nordic Roaster Competition five times in the past nine years!

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Guests to the La Marzocco Cafe during Tim Wendelboe’s residence can expect a menu that focuses on tasting the individual characteristics of their coffees via espresso, cold coffee and aeropress. Other than the option to add steamed milk, there are no flavors or additions to their coffee drinks. With the Specialty Coffee Association’s Global Expo happening in Seattle Center in April, this will truly be a month dedicated to coffee enthusiasts. Tim Wendelboe is excited to share their coffees with the La Marzocco Cafe community and hopes that all guests to the cafe during their residence will come in with an open mind, ready to experience and appreciate the story behind each cup of coffee and how different each one can taste.

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The La Marzocco Cafe will continue to serve Heart Roasters menu through Monday, March 20. Tim Wendelboe’s residence will run from March 21st through May 1st.

Now Hiring: SW Regional Sales Manager

La Marzocco has been a leader in coffee equipment technology since 1927. A small company that builds handmade espresso machines that are distributed in more than 70 countries worldwide, La Marzocco prides itself on its artisan heritage, and its commitment to customers.

La Marzocco North America is the distributor of La Marzocco espresso equipment and Mazzer grinders in North America. Operating from Seattle, Washington, the US offices manage North American sales and marketing, and after-sales support including fulfillment logistics and technical support.

The La Marzocco brand is known for its high-quality equipment, and for doing right by customers and the coffee community: we strive to exceed every customer’s expectations and ensure that they have a great experience with our equipment and our people.

We are now hiring for a Southwest Regional Sales Manager. This position will be responsible for all partner relationships in the territory that includes the states of CA, AZ, NV, HI, CO, KS, NM, and OK.

The Regional Sales Manager is part of the Sales Department. The goal of this position is to ensure every person within the region has access to our products, through our long established network of reseller and service partners; additionally, that every machine sold in the territory has an after sale plan to guarantee end-user satisfaction and longevity. Existing relationships and new relationships are the order of the day, each with their own identity and after sale solution.

The responsibilities of this position are varied, but include managing our partner relationships and overseeing all activities within the region. This includes sales, after sales support, industry events and being connected to and a part of changes within the territory. The right person will be a self-starter with territory management experience (preferably in the specialty coffee industry) and have a cultural understanding of the the industry. It’s preferred that this person lives in Los Angeles, CA or is willing to relocate.

Some travel will be required and perhaps more in the first two years as this person becomes familiar with our partners and vis versa. There will be annual national events to attend, for example the SCA Expo, and some travel to our factory in Florence, Italy as well.

This is a full-time position and available immediately.

Follow this link to apply, submitting your cover letter and resume.

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