Coffee Fest Seattle - best coffees in the West
This weekend Seattle hosted the western Coffee Fest. The winner in the espresso category (32 competitors) was Blue Star, roasted in Twisp, WA, using their Espresso Blend . As you can see from my posts in another thread, that roaster has been my favorite for several years. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/753257
Blue Star coffee is only pulled in Seattle (as of today) at the Hot Cakes Molten Chocolate Cakery in Ballard. Blue Star is also sold as beans at the Pike and Western Wine Shop in the Pike Place Market, and Soul Wines in South Lake Union.
I don't know who won in the Latte or Coffeehouse categories.
Scrofula, I am a regular customer of Blue Star via their website. They ship their coffee (and misc. merchandise) via USPS Priority Mail. The website regularly features special coffees that are only available for a limited time, alongside their mainstays. Nice people with terrific coffee.