Is Coffee More Complex Than Wine?

By Lettie Teague | October 29, 2015 As wine has become more accessible in recent years, coffee has moved further into niche territory. To find out if the once-simple cup of joe has surpassed its vinous sister, Lettie Teague hosted a tasting matchup in Seattle The coffee and wine tasting at Starbucks’s headquarters PHOTO: IAN C. BATES WINE IS COMPLICATED. Or so most oenophiles are taught to believe. And yet wine has become more and more …

Seattle coffee drinkers may be sipping yak butter tea soon enough

By Colleen O’Brien | August 23, 2015 Seattle coffee drinkers may soon be celebrating a new kind of blend, and they can thank yaks for the experience. (AP) Seattle coffee drinkers may soon be celebrating a new kind of blend and they can thank yaks for the experience. Bellevue-based Bulletproof Coffee recently raised $9 million from Trinity Ventures, the same firm that backed companies like Starbucks and Java Juice when they were just …

America’s biggest coffee snobs are not in Seattle, but wide-eyed and alert in Alaska | Life and style | The Guardian

… Alaska is among the most coffee-obsessed states in the nation. Some years, the coffee-shop-to-human ratio in Anchorage has been higher than Seattle, making it the most caffeinated place in the America (at last count, in 2011, it dropped to number two, with about one coffee shop for every 2,000 souls.) You cannot escape the coffee carts here, common as roadside moose, each with its unique brand: The Sugar Shack, Java the Hut, Fred’s Bail Bonding and CoffeeCabana. And then, there are the local …