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Saturday, May 22nd, 2010
3:12 pm
Wednesday, November 14th, 2007
9:26 pm
Jewelry School (manufacturing)
is there a school JUST to make jewelry in washington state? please let me know, thanks so much.

p.s. this is what i create, go to: www.tealocular@etsy.com

key work... ETSY!!!
Thursday, February 1st, 2007
10:54 am
New Coffehouse/Christian Bookstore in Ballard
I am part of helping to open this building, thought I would get it out there for those interested


(x posted all over the place)
Tuesday, July 4th, 2006
4:03 pm
dinner in seattle HELP
where is a good place to get dinner, but not to expensive? let me know, :)
Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
12:44 am
anyone left in here?

   Free Starbucks Coffee
SEATTLE - Starbucks says it will give away free cups of coffee Wednesday between 10 a.m. and noon at 7,500 stores.

The Seattle company expects it will give away 500,000 cups of coffee in its two-hour "national coffee break."

The company will also be using mobile-sampling "Venti Vans" and employees wearing insulated coffee backpacks to reach people who can't make it to stores.   mmmmmmmmmmmmmm always right  more here

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005
1:23 am
Event Name: Fair Trade Coffee 101
Hosted By: Fair Trade Coffee Coalition
Created By: Bradford Baker
Party Type: Special Occasion
Time and Place
Date: Monday, September 26
Time: 10:00am - 11:59am
Location: Mary Gates Hall, Room 288
Contact Info
Phone: 206.618.2299
Email: Breguet@u.washington.edu
This is going to be an awesome workshop that is part of DawgDaze with FREE coffee early in the morning! There are 2 sessions - 10:00 - 10:50 & 11:00 - 11:50. So, for all of you awesome incoming freshmen/women who heard me ramble on about Fair Trade Coffee, come to this workshop and learn more about it, and get FREE coffee! OFFICIAL DAWGDAZE BLURB ***** What in the heck is fair trade, shade-grown, organic (FTSGO) coffee? What do these labels mean and why are they so important? How do companies like Starbucks, Tully?s, and Seattle?s Best fit into the picture? This fun and engaging workshop is going to address many of these issues in a very ?hands on? way - we are even going to be having a coffee panel to taste-test the differences between FTSGO coffee?s and non. So free coffee!!!! Come to this workshop, find out how to make educated choices about your coffee purchasing, and begin to taste the justice!!! This event is sponsored by Students for Fair Trade but faculty and professors from Law Societies & Justice, Economics, and International Studies are going to be involved as well! *****
Monday, September 19th, 2005
6:11 pm
The quest for the biggest latte.
In Lake Stevens I ran across an espresso stand that carries a 32 oz iced latte. I've been unable to find anything even close in Seattle except for the Starbucks Venti Iced drinks.

Does anyone know of any coffee shops in Seattle that serve anything 32 oz's or bigger (Preferrably bigger)?

Current Mood: crazy
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005
1:45 pm
What makes an "independent" coffeehouse independent?
I'm a little confused as to how Cafe Ladro was named "Best Independent Coffeehouse" on the Seattle Weekly Best of Seattle Reader's Picks. Doesn't being a chain make it not independent? Or am I missing something? Discuss!
Sunday, July 31st, 2005
10:04 am
pura vida coffee at larry's markets
hi there. i'm new to the community, but thought you might appreciate a little advertisement about pura vida coffee company. i used to volunteer at their office when i was unemployed...

pura vida coffee is a fair trade coffee company whose office is ironically located one block south of the towering giant called starbucks. the company is founded on a philosophy that it is possible to have a profitable business that is not only ethical, but that creates good through its existence. pura vida has a non-profit side of the business that develops after school clubs, soccer programs, computer classes, and hot meals for the residents of the coffee-growing communities with whom they work.

if you like to support small, ethical businesses and you like REALLY good coffee, you can now buy pura vida coffee at larry's markets in the seattle area. (and until the end of august, it's on sale for $4.97 / lb!) just think, now you don't have to support the coffee empires who only have select fair-trade coffees for marketing purposes. i recommend cafe kilamanjaro - it's one of their darkest roasts and is oh so yummy (i'm drinking a cup now, as a matter of fact.)

end commercial.
Monday, June 6th, 2005
9:04 pm
open all night?
Hey everyone, I am lookin for 24hour coffee shops, especially ones with WI-FI but I will take anything .... any suggestions?

if not 24 hour how about at least open late?

the only one I know of is teh starbucks in u-villiage...
Sunday, June 5th, 2005
10:20 am
Thoughts on Trabant and U-District cafés
If I were to make a manual on how to make a great cafe, it would probably start with this line: Visit Trabant.

Let's see... location? not even a hop, skip, and a jump from 45th and University; quality? Intelligentsia coffee!; trade ethics? see quality; selection? tons of chai, all your basic coffee drinks, and everything in between; latté art? I think it's a prerequisite for their baristas to be creative and have fun with anything involving steamed milk and espresso; environment? high ceilings, consistent yet appealing theme, monthly rotating art show, lots of couches, fair amt of tables, out-facing counter w/ barstools, gigantic windows; customer service? =D; customer retention? the baristas use their cash register as a customer tracking database if you give them your name... for every 9 or 10 drinks, you get a free one, and you can also have an account there by adding money to it so you don't have to pay cash or debit all the time; community? very popular open mic every Monday, plus shows every Friday and Saturday; website? trabantchailounge.com is clean and simple, but still kitschy and fun; specials? $2 drinks before 10 am every morning is pretty nice.

My only qualm with it? Typically, it's even pricier than Starbucks, or at least it seems that way. Granted, the quality is better (their chai shakes will blow any Frappuccino out of the water, even if a 16oz is $4.75!), and they're good enough at, well, everything to justify the prices (if you accept Starbucks as a decent value, and acknowledge that Trabant does everything better, it's logical to say that Trabant's slightly higher prices are also of decent value).

But yeah, I love the place. I wish some other coffeeshops in the U-District would follow its example! Take Espresso Roma on 42nd and the Ave, for instance... they've got this big, awesome, and aesthetic place, but I've never found their coffee to be particularly competitive when it comes to taste, and I've never heard of events being organized there. With that semi-new Starbucks across the street, you'd think they would work harder to create pull by throwing together shows, or trying to attract UW student clubs (give a group discount and advertise to clubs, and I bet they would start hosting meetings there). But, no, from what I can see, they just keep on doing their thing.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2005
6:24 pm
Hey, I was wondering how many calories are in Starbuck's Butterhorns? Those things are so yummy, but I have a feeling they may be tiny devils in disguise.
They don't list them at their website and my google searches yeild nada, so I'm just wondering if anyone on here happens to know.
Thursday, May 12th, 2005
4:04 pm
on channel 9 tonight there will be a show that will consist of 3 short documentaries made by local film makers about coffeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee^eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Thursday, April 28th, 2005
2:26 am
Rock Opera May 5-8, Seattle

The Rite of Luna: A Rock Opera
The Rite of Luna: A Rock Opera
Seattle, WA - May 5-8, 2005
Tickets Available NOW!

Pan struggles to wake the sleeping goddess Luna (Artemis). Aleister Crowley's Kabbalistic play performed as a rock opera with original music by Seattle local Jon Sewell. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA. Thursday-Saturday, May 5-7 at 8 pm and Sunday, May 8 at 2 pm. All ages, not recommended for small children. Advance tickets available online through Tuesday, May 3. Advance prices: $10 Students, $12 Non-students. All tickets at the door $15. Tickets/info at: www.riteofluna.com.

Come early and enjoy coffee, tea and light snacks in the Hugo House cafe.
Thursday, March 3rd, 2005
11:52 pm
Monday, February 28th, 2005
8:59 pm
I'm from Seattle (originally) and took off to California for ~1 year.. but am getting ready to move back home.

I've got nearly 2.5yrs of barista experience (including assistant manager in various locations) and need a job!

Anyone out there in the coffee biz and need to hire some staff? ...or, are you a *customer* somewhere you know they are in dire need of staffing?

I'll be living in West Seattle/Burien-ish area.

(p.s. i wont work at sbux, and i could walk into tully's and pretty much be handed a job, cause that was where i was assistant manager, i'd like to avoid that!)

x-posted to seattlejobs
Friday, February 18th, 2005
7:20 pm
Xposted in 8 comm
I'm Twiigy, nice to meet you all. I'm from San antonio,TX and moving to Seattle soon so I'm really just trying to find people to talk to and befriend so I'm not all too lonely once I get up there. Comment.. add me.. do what you will.

I want to know what kind of things there are to do around there for every genre and subculture, what kind of food and hangouts there are too. Get back!

Wednesday, February 16th, 2005
10:00 am
It seems relevant, and I wondered what people think.

The Genius of Starbucks

The "status symbol" argument makes about the most sense. Those of us with bitter hearts and dogged dedication to someplace like, say Cafe Allegro or Sureshot, love to lampoon that connotation. But it's still there, and I think he presents it succinctly, if not beautifully. There's something inherently different about sitting in a Starbucks as compared to any other coffee house. Depending on your perception, the connotation is success as opposed to as opposed to--oh, I don't know, sustinence. There's always the perception, I think, of the struggling independent place that needs customers, whereas Starbucks has capitalized on its recognizability. It needs customers, but it doesn't need customers. And, relating to the Third Place; I think it's different than the traditional concept (think "Cheers") one place that only you and a select few about. I think that's more possessive, personal. Starbucks is anything but. Everyone recognizes it, so where does the personal feeling come from if everyone can stop in same as you? Furthermore, once one location of a massively promulgated chain is established as a Third Place, do all of its other locations bear the same connotation? My answer would be yes--again, not logically, but emotionally. It's an interesting dichotomy.
Now obviously, I'm coming into this with a slightly negative perception. While I wouldn't go as far as saying that I hate corporate coffee (hell, I frequent a Starbucks that's right across from where I work, but then, that's only because there's nothing else around--right?), I personally far prefer stopping in at one of the places that's more local. That, I think, is the real community sense. I don't buy that Starbucks is a part of my community. I hated seeing another one go in at an empty store front on the Ave when there are so many "better" options to fill that place. But then, the fact that I've never seen it empty in there speaks to the contrary, and besides, I'm not their target, if the article is to be taken at face value.

Anyway, have at it.
Tuesday, February 1st, 2005
3:11 pm
I don't know who the moderator is, but I wanted to ask if this person would like to add the caffe minnie's community to the list on the info page, as it is a popular 24hour caffe. Or maybe some of you would just like to check it out. It's pretty cool. caffeminnies
Saturday, January 29th, 2005
2:14 am
Just curious... so I made this poll. I also just want to hear from members in the community. I'm new and I haven't gotten to see any activity here yet!

Poll #427233 Coffee Houses

What's your favorite coffee shop in seattle?

Sureshot Coffee
Caffe Ladro
Victrola Coffee & Art
Coffee Messiah
Caffe Vita
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