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.
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.
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.