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.
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.
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.
Does Seattle have a lot of coffee shops? A recent study found that the city has a whopping 56 coffee shops per 100,000 people! Because of this, Seattle is known as the Coffee Capitol of the United States. Starbucks, probably the most famous coffee chain in the world, even opened its first shop in Seattle.