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.
Where is Seattle’s Best coffee grown? Many people know that Seattle is the specialty coffee capital, but what many don’t know is that specialty coffee roasting in the Pacific Northwest was perfected and brought into the culinary art scene by the now-retired founder of Seattle’s Best Coffee, Jim Stewart, and that his coffee roasterie was here, on Vashon
Did Starbucks buy Seattle’s Best coffee? 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.