Shoreline coffee spots in new book

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Eclectic Coffee Spots in Puget Sound by Marsha Glazière  

Tacoma’s Marsha Glazière uses her artist’s sensibilities to capture the ambiance, architectural character, motifs, furnishings, curb appeal, and distinguishing personality of 120 Eclectic Coffee Spots in Puget Sound. Her new book features 41 paintings of those that inspire her most, text, photos, maps, and recipes.

"Who better than an artist to weave the Pacific Northwest's most romantic tale? As though she were recovering buried treasure, Marsha expertly guides us through Latte Land, from proud bean to magical elixir, sharing both coffee and her delight ... one cup at a time. Seek out your favorite corner table, order your favorite espresso drink, and spend an afternoon with your new favorite coffee table book."
~ Laurie Cheeley, Roastmaster for Highlands Coffee Company

Several coffee spots known to local residents are mentioned in the book.

Drawing by Marsha Glazière  

Caffé Appassionato - a walk-up
15505 Westminster Way N. Central Market / Shoreline

The silo structure that houses the tiny Caffé Appassionato within the Central Market adds distinctive architectural character to the entire grocery store. Seating barely exists, virtually making it a walk-up coffee bar within this abundant food emporium. It is a fun place to get fortified with caffeine before embarking on an over-the top shopping experience. The name Appassionato pays homage to Beethoven by naming the company after his sonata entitled Appasionata, while also acknowledging the composer’s reputation as a coffee lover. Clearly Caffé Appassionato has a harmony all its own.

Diva Espresso (dba Highlands Coffee on 145th and Greenwood) 
14419 Greenwood Avenue North, Seattle, WA
(206) 417-1639

Diva roasts what they refer to as ‘Magical Beans’ which are purchased directly from independent farmers in many countries.

Cafe Allegro was Starbucks’ first wholesale customer, roasting an espresso blend especially for them until 2004. Allegro’s beans have since been roasted by Brown’s Coffee in Shoreline.
Café Allegro is in Seattle’s University District and is Seattle’s oldest coffee shop)

Eclectic Coffee Spots in Puget Sound is a great guide for exploring the region via its coffee shops, and if anyone would like a signed copy for a holiday gift, Marsha will be signing books December 1 at Vivace Espresso Bar at Brix, 532 Broadway Ave. E., Seattle 6-8 p.m.


1 comments:

Janet Way November 25, 2012 at 11:34 AM  

I only see one actual Shoreline establishment that serves coffee mentioned? But glad Browns Coffee is still roasting. They missed quite a few others that are also nice.

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