urban COFFEE lounge drinks are the best. We offer house creations like the Salted Maple Latte or the beloved Truffle Mocha, but we also please the trained palate with our straight shots of espresso, always pulled ristretto. Choose from our balanced blend or the current Single Origin espresso on rotation.
Barista's can train to prepare delicious beverages like a pro, but if the recipes do not include premium raw ingredients, the drinks will only appear pretty. Our choices for vendors were not only based on a shared requirement of high quality and consistency but the company's operating principles as well. We are especially proud to work with these three companies:
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Roasted on 12th & Madision, Seattle Washington
Having worked in the coffee business since his high-school days, founder Duane Sorenson is a rock star in the roaster world. And with good reason: In 1997, he pioneered direct trade with farmers, making it possible to buy a couple of bags of hand-selected beans rather than a container crammed with 250 bags. Stumptown’s dedication to the farmer doesn’t stop there. Sorenson flies his growers to Seattle, Portland, LA and New York City to see where their beans are going and to meet the people who swear by the final product, like us!... Meeting Marysabel Caballero and Moises Herrera, producers of Honduras Finca El Puente, was a moment we won't soon forget.
Sunshine Dairy Sunshine Dairy sources fresh milk from family farms in the Willamette Valley, the Yakima Valley and Chehalis, Washington. They have pledged not to use recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBST). Since the introduction of rBST in 1994, Sunshine has formed relationships with farmers who believe natural is better and make farming choices that support healthy cows and quality milk.
Organic Loose Leaf Tea
Tao Of Tea They are firm believers in the organic tea movement and have supported many small tea gardens and farmers to practice this style of agriculture. The tea industry in many parts of the world is known to use pesticides, often in high doses. Though the number is growing, only a small portion of tea gardens and tea farms are currently certified organic. The Tao of Tea is proud to offer one of the largest selections of certified organic teas in the United States.