Seattle is America’s coffee capital. Whether it’s the city’s embrace of counter culture coffee shops in the 1960s never going away, the influence Starbucks sparking a global gourmet coffee revolution from the Emerald City, or the dreary weather that leaves citizens needing a caffeine jolt, people there love their java. With, at last count, 1,640 coffee shops
in its metropolitan area, there are a wealth of options for finding great brew around the Puget Sound. You can’t possibly hit them all, so we’ve curated our favorite cafes for you to relax for an afternoon with a perfectly pulled shot of espresso, a nuanced cup of single origin pourover, or an artfully crafted latte.