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Best Independent Coffee Roasters in Seattle

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Whether its for yourself, your office or as a gift, supporting local Seattle coffee roasters is always a good idea. Here are some local roasting companies that know beans about beans!

Victrola Coffee Roasters
411 15th Avenue E
Seattle, WA 98112
206.462.6259
http://www.victrolacoffee.com

Whenever possible, Victrola will visit the farms that grow Victrola’s beans, meet the producers, and research the price paid to the farmer and the growing conditions. Victrola has developed the Farm to Cup designation in order to share their information with you. When you see the Victrola label you can be assured that the coffee you are buying is completely traceable, Victrola paid a fair price, and that good farming practices were used. Shop for coffee or accessories online at http://www.victrolacoffee.com.

Caffè Umbria
8620 16th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
206.762.5300
http://www.caffeumbria.com

Caffè Umbria is a third-generation, wholesale coffee roasting company based in Seattle. Equipped with a state-of-the-art roaster and a great passion for blending and roasting, Caffè Umbria captures the true essence of Italian-style espresso and coffee, combined with the convenience and service of a local roaster. Caffè Umbria is a full-service, wholesale coffee roaster based in Seattle, Washington. But the family’s roots in roasting go back to the 1940’s, when Ornello Bizzarri built his roastery in Perugia, Italy. The Arco Etrusco in our logo is a landmark of the Umbrian city. You can order online at http://www.caffeumbria.com.

Caffé Vita
1005 E. Pike Street
Seattle, WA 98122
206.709.4440
http://www.caffevita.com

Roasting in Seattle since 1995, Caffé Vita is locally owned and artisanally roasted, now operating nine cafes in the Pacific Northwest, a roasteria cafe in New York City, soon a Caffé Vita will open in Los Angeles. Sustainability extends from the local communities Caffé Vita is a part of to the coffee farms that they buy from. Locally, Caffé Vita strives to educate their staff and customers on coffee quality and issues of sustainability. Caffé Vita is also proud to support many social service community groups in and around their communities.

Fonté Coffee Roaster
5412 6th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98108
888.783.6683
http://www.fontecoffee.com

Fonté Micro Coffee Roaster, was founded in 1992 in Seattle by Paul E. Odom. The company was founded with a true passion for coffee and a mission to create the finest coffees in the world. Master roaster Steve Smith and his team work diligently to ensure great aroma and freshness. Fonté coffee is shipped within 24 hours of roasting and sealed in advanced packaging with one-way freshness valves to ensure top quality coffee delivery. You can purchase Fonté’s specialty coffee blends and teas through their online store at http://www.fontecoffee.com.

Camano Island Coffee Roasters
848 N. Sunrise Blvd. Building B
Camano Island, WA 98282
866.387.5282 or 360.387.7493
http://www.camanoislandcoffee.com

Camano Island Coffee Roasters sells Certified Organic, Shade-Grown, and Direct/Fairly Traded Coffees. Their Coffee Lover’s Club is a great way to get fresh roasted coffee that is organic, shade grown, fairly traded and is the top 1 percent of the available coffee market. Each batch of their certified organic coffee beans is micro roasted which brings out all the best flavors. Membership costs nothing. There is no contract and you can buy coffee online anytime. All of their coffee selections are 100% guaranteed. Call or go online to order.

Madrona Coffee Co.
2361 Fawcett Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98402
253.722.6760
http://www.madronacoffee.com

Madrona Coffee Co. is the concept of two coffee professionals, Charles Banner and Joe Carr. They are both dedicated to raising the standards of the specialty coffee. Having both been in the market for ten years they noticed a lack of support services in the industry. They offer several delicious micro roasts and blends. Call to place an order.

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