What coffee is Seattle known for? Seattle coffeehouse culture includes chains, such as Starbucks, Tully’s Coffee and Seattle’s Best Coffee, alongside many independently owned coffee shops.
Where is Seattle Best coffee from? Seattle’s Best Coffee began as a combination ice cream and coffee shop called the Wet Whisker in Coupeville on Whidbey Island, northwest of Seattle, in 1969. Founder Jim Stewart purchased green coffee beans from local roasters to be roasted and sold at the Wet Whisker.
Why is coffee so popular in Seattle? Coffee became popular back in the 1700s when tea was too highly taxed—think Boston Tea Party. So what brought the cream of the crop to the opposite side of the country and why was Seattle where it all took root? It’s really just a combination of the right factors coming together at the right place and the right time.
Is Seattle Best coffee Part of Starbucks? Bought by Starbucks in 2003, Seattle’s Best Coffee took a big hit when Borders Bookstores went out of business. It lost nearly 475 stores after the liquidation, and about 100 now remain in North America.