La Marzocco Cafe News – August: A thank you Buna, and Campos Coffee preview

Over the month of July, we have truly felt the culture of Mexico City through Buna’s residency, including a raucous launch party that featured live music by Mexico City-based Sotomayor, rare mezcal, and a live mariachi band. Buna founders Lalo, Santi, and Beto joined us in Seattle to train our staff, engage with our guests, lead workshops, and share their enthusiasm for the Mexican coffees they work with.




If you haven’t had a chance to try Buna’s menu yet, you have one week left. Buna’s residency closes at the end of the day Monday August 1st.

Our team is already looking ahead to our next resident – Campos Coffee of Syndey, Australia.


Campos began in 2002, and has been a long time partner of La Marzocco, and was profiled in the New York Times as being “worth the 22-hour flight from New York.” Their company creed – Quality Coffee Cultivated by Good – resonates through all aspects of their business. Not only are they highly selective in their coffee choices, Campos also ensures that they are doing good, treating others fairly, and being kind to the environment. To ensure perfection in every cup of coffee, Campos tastes and scores their flagship Superior Blend every day before it’s sent out to their cafes. Guests to La Marzocco Cafe in August will get the Aussie coffee experience through Campos’ menu, featuring drinks such as the Flat White, the Long Black, and the Double Ristretto Piccolo Latte. There’s also rumor of an Affogato, so be sure to check it out! Campos begins their residency with us on August 2.

We are so appreciative of the effort Buna has made to make their residence at La Marzocco great. If you haven’t yet been by to taste their menu, we highly recommend it!  Buna will be here through August 1st.

Photo Menu: Buna

This week, Buna, a coffee roaster from Mexico City, joined us as our third roaster in residence at La Marzocco café.

On Friday, July 1st from 5-8 pm please join us in welcoming Buna to Seattle. We will be celebrating with live music from Mexico’s Sotomayor, as well as with complimentary samples of mezcal, tequila, Mexican beer and authentic Mexican food, as well as the specialty coffee beverages that are part of Buna’s menu during their residency.

Buna began three years ago as a small roaster with just one customer account. Lalo Perez Varona, one of its founders recalled, “We had a small 2 kilo roaster that we operated from a rooftop. I’d go up there at 6am and roast coffee all day long.” Today, Buna has a beautiful cafe in Mexico City, and a separate roastery that also serves as a laboratory for coffee experimentation and education. Their slogan “Café Rico” represents the company and its goal of serving delicious coffees as well as being, “rich in culture, agriculture, community and love.”

Buna is offering three classes during their residency that are free and open to the public. The classes will be held over first three Saturdays in July at 12pm and 1pm. Please see our events calendar for more details.

Be sure to make a trip to the café to experience Buna’s menu while they are with us through the month of July. Here is what you can expect:


Café Frio

Buna’s cold brew made with Tun Daja–a blend with notes of chocolate–steeps for 16 hours before being served.


Café de Olla

A warm filter coffee with a splash of house made simple syrup flavored with cinnamon, orange peel and pilancillo. Pilancillo is described as crystallized molasses and has a deep sweet flavor.


Frio Con Leche

Buna’s cold brew with a large splash of milk.


Soda de Café

This refreshing drink combines cold brew, freshly squeezed orange juice, sparkling water and a simple syrup flavored with cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and guajillo chillies.



A Buna original, this drink is equal parts cold brew and house made horchata–a sweetened rice milk drink with hints of cinnamon and vanilla.



The classic mocha is elevated by Buna to include hints of cinnamon, cardamom and star anise.

To view Buna’s full menu while at La Marzocco Cafe, head here.