In its second year, the La Marzocco Cafe hosted 12 specialty coffee companies for month-long residencies – each one sharing its own unique approach to coffee with our Seattle community. These companies put a tremendous amount of time into creating their residencies, working with our team to seamlessly set a new stage each month. This past year we welcomed partners from three different countries and eight states including: Toby’s Estate, Madcap, Four Barrel, Coffee Supreme, Olympia, La Fontaine de Belleville, Quills, Caffé Umbria, Kickapoo, Atlas Importers, and Onyx Coffee Lab. Next week, we’ll welcome George Howell Coffee as our final Resident for Year Two.
Through our Roaster in Residence program, we’re able to showcase the breadth of specialty coffee while offering our guests access to coffee education and opportunities to build relationships with the greater coffee community through various classes, throwdowns, panel events and weekly coffee tastings. We send our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to each of our Residents for sharing their passion and stories with us!
Looking ahead, we are thrilled to announce the next line up of roasters who will carry us from May 2018 through February 2020! During our recent application period, we received a myriad of applications from companies all over the world. We were inspired by so many, making it extremely difficult to narrow the selection down. Our goal was to have a diverse group – each with unique company perspectives, sizes, geography, and menu offerings – all in an effort to showcase the many specialty coffee and service philosophies. We are so grateful to each company who took the time to thoughtfully and creatively fill out applications. Representing six countries and eight states, we are honored to be able to welcome the following as our future Roasters in Residence:
Cuvée Coffee, Austin,TX
Sweet Bloom Coffee Roasters, Lakewood, CO
La Colombe Coffee Roasters, Philadelphia, PA
Port of Mokha, Oakland, CA
Equator Coffee, San Rafael, CA
The Coffee Collective, Copenhagen, Denmark
Seesaw Coffee, Shanghai, China
Dapper and Wise, Portland, OR
Linea Caffe, San Francisco, CA
Elixr Coffee, Philadelphia, PA
Allpress Espresso, Auckland City, New Zealand
Metric Coffee, Chicago, IL
Bonanza Coffee Roasters, Berlin, Germany and Onibus Coffee, Tokyo, Japan
Verve Coffee Roasters, Santa Cruz, CA
Ditta Artiginale, Florence, Italy
4th Dimension Coffee, Durham, NC
Kuma Coffee, Seattle, WA
Onda Origins, Seattle, WA
Five Elephant, Berlin, Germany
Congratulations, Roasters – we look forward to working with you soon at the La Marzocco Cafe!