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Clover coffee brewers (SEA)

MaggieSue Apr 7, 2008 09:21 PM

Does anyone know which two or three Starbucks stores in Seattle have a Clover coffee brewer? Do any other Seattle coffee shops have them? The only info I could find on them were for independent coffee shops in Portland. (Plese don't reply if you are going to bash Starbucks. I'm not a loyal customer, but am not looking to start a negative thread about the company, either.)

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    Roo Sep 15, 2008 07:54 AM

    The Hwy 99 & 220th Starbucks in Edmonds has a Clover.

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      chipqmunk Sep 9, 2008 10:32 PM

      The Starbucks at 4th & Columbia has one. I've been reading about the Stumptown mishegoss in Portland, so while I was in Seattle last week, I opted to try a "promotional" cup from the Clover to taste what the hype is all about. While waiting for my cup to brew, I enjoyed watching the little hockey puck of coffee grounds rise up from the brewhole in the center of the machine. It was a decent, smooth cup of coffee. I can't say I was wowed. Maybe if the coffee had been made with Stumptown's beans...

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        chowfuntoo Apr 8, 2008 07:16 PM

        The 6th and Union Starbucks as well as the Madison Park Starbucks has a Clover

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          gman100 Apr 8, 2008 12:17 PM

          Sbux was also testing them at their 6th & Union store downtown...assuming it's still there.

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            Roo Apr 8, 2008 09:48 AM

            Cafe Vita on Capitol Hill had a Clover last time I was there - about a month ago.

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              broksonic Apr 8, 2008 07:18 AM

              we were walking around "downtown" magnolia the other day, and saw an indie coffee shop that had it - there was a big "Clover" here sign in front.

              I think Stumptown's also have them (Capitol Hill, among others), but am not positive.

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                Nettie Apr 8, 2008 08:12 AM

                Stumptown has been quite vocal that they will not use Clover anymore because they don't want to have Starbucks as a supplier. They might not have gotten rid of their Clovers yet, but they probably will soon.

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                  jaydeflix Apr 8, 2008 11:19 AM

                  I didn't see a clover in Stumptown this weekend. Heck, for that matter, I don't remember seeing one in there before this weekend either.

                  The new coffee shop in Ballard, down the street from Java Bean... Aster, I think? They have a Clover too, or did when they opened.

                  And Trabant isn't getting rid of their Clover, at least acc'd to the barista in the U-dist...

              2. terrier Apr 7, 2008 10:29 PM

                Trabant, in the U District. I'm not sure if their Pioneer Square location has one.

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                  clearskies0810 Apr 8, 2008 11:15 AM

                  the pioneer square trabant hs the clover

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                  Nettie Apr 7, 2008 10:22 PM

                  This article http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/busines... shows a picture of a Clover at "the Queen Anne neighborhood Starbucks". They also mention that Zoka is continuing to use Clovers.

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