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.
What happened to 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. But now, it’s aggressively trying new ways to grow, reports Lisa Jennings at Nation’s Restaurant News.
Does Nestle own Seattle’s Best coffee? In addition to Starbucks, the deal gives Nestle control of the retail lines for Seattle’s Best Coffee, Starbucks Reserve, Teavana, Starbucks VIA (instant coffee), and Torrefazione Italia packaged coffee and tea globally.