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DanTar
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Posted Thu Jul 25, 2013, 12:39pm
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Howdy all,
I will be in Seattle for a couple days soon and would like some feedback as to what coffee shops you like.  Far too many to just pick them randomly, plus I can only drink so much coffee in a given day.

Thanks much for your insight.
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Posted Fri Jul 26, 2013, 8:45am
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Victrola (Capitol Hill), Zoka (all locations but favorite is probably over by University mall), Vivace near REI if you're at the REI mother ship.  Stumptown (from Portland) opened a shop in Seattle but I haven't visited it yet, but it would likely be worth a visit.
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Posted Sun Jul 28, 2013, 5:24pm
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Thanks for the suggestions. Went to a Herkimer(close to lodging) and had a very good macchiato. Will try Seattle Coffee Works in the morning then Vivace by REI after lunch. Maybe Victrola later on if my head doesn't explode. I need to extend my trip!
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Posted Tue Jul 30, 2013, 2:35pm
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I'm interested in what you think of Seattle Coffee Works. I was there first time a month ago but walked away unimpressed. Beans were too dark, espresso was bitter.
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Posted Thu Dec 12, 2013, 7:05am
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Here were my favorites from my visit in November:

Tougo Coffee
Analog
Cafe Vita
Vitrola

I actually liked Seattle Coffee Works - we had an interesting carafe of a Bali.

But those 4 were off the charts in my book!
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Posted Sat Jan 4, 2014, 8:58am
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DanTar Said:

Thanks for the suggestions. Went to a Herkimer(close to lodging) and had a very good macchiato. Will try Seattle Coffee Works in the morning then Vivace by REI after lunch. Maybe Victrola later on if my head doesn't explode. I need to extend my trip!

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How was your trip and what did you think of the suggestions?

Vivace is a necessary stop for a couple of reasons. Schomer has contributed much to the industry, worth your time to carefully sample his espresso. Have two or three ristrettos, get the cappuccino. Even if you don't like it, it's a taste and mouthfeel you can use as a comparison for many years. Watching his staff and their techniques is also good entertainment. Note how the queue works in his shop.

 
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