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Specialty Coffee Tours - Downtown

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.Seattle, United States

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Experience hosted by Lu

2 hours
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will be guided on a small, intimate tour of three of the best specialty coffee shops in downtown Seattle, all of which also host their own micro-roasting operations. The three locations will all be within easy walking distance of each other and are chosen on a basis of historical significance, quality, and ingenuity. Each location will come with a background of the coffee shop/roaster’s history and what makes them worth visiting. During the tour you will learn about the origins of coffee, its history in Seattle, and the culture of the modern specialty coffee scene. You'll also learn all about how it is grown, harvested, processed, and roasted.

The tours are kept to small groups of four to ensure an intimate experience that allows you to ask questions and have more stimulating conversations…and also because securing seats for groups larger than five in coffee shops can be difficult…and because I personally don’t really like large groups of people. So I guess you could say this tour is very introvert-friendly *awkward high five*.
You will be guided on a small, intimate tour of three of the best specialty coffee shops in downtown Seattle, all of which also host their own micro-roasting operations. The three locations will all be within easy walking distance of each other and are chosen on a basis of historical significance, quality, and ingenuity. Each location will come with a background of the coffee shop/roaster’s history and what makes them worth visiting. During the…
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Meet your host, Lu

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 21 Reviews
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Hello there! My name is Lu, and I started Specialty Coffee Tours as a way for me to share my passion by teaching people about the liquid magic that is coffee, while also bringing well-deserved attention to some of the best coffee makers and roasters in Seattle. I’ve come to realize that many people are deeply curious about the intricacies of coffee, but often find the idea of striking up a conversation with their barista intimidating due to the fear of asking “dumb” questions. But hey, don’t worry, we’ve all been there. Before I knew anything about coffee I once tried to order a 12oz macchiato *shakes my head in shame*. This tour is for both people who know nothing about coffee, and even those who think they know everything. It is for curious minds and friendly folks, and I hope you will be one of them :)

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Hello there! My name is Lu, and I started Specialty Coffee Tours as a way for me to share my passion by teaching people about the liquid magic that is coffee, while also bringing well-deserved attention to some of the best coffee makers and roasters in Seattle. I’ve come to realize that many people are deeply curious about the intricacies of coffee, but often find the idea of striking up a conversation with their barista intimidating due to the fear of asking “dumb” questions. But hey, don’t wor…
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Where you'll be

First up is a roaster that offers exceptional espresso beverages in a somewhat hidden, warm, and exceptionally designed space. They also have an awesome in-house baking program.
The second stop will be with a coffee roaster that is relatively new to the scene, starting as a bottled cold-brew company selling to retailers such as PCC and Whole Foods.
The final location is a roaster that truly sets the bar in all levels of the specialty industry.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Katelyn
November 2019
Great experience for the coffee lovers! Lu can adjust for any level of coffee drinker and is willing to spend the time talking/walking you through all the significant coffee cultures in Seattle. We had amazing espresso and a few different drinks with recommendation from him which was perfect.
Great experience for the coffee lovers! Lu can adjust for any level of coffee drinker and is willing to spend the time talking/walking you through all the significant coffee cultur…
Becky
November 2019
Our experience with Lucas was top-notch. His passion for coffee was incredible. We loved the feel of a small group because we could really connect and learn from Lucas. He was very knowledgeable, kind and thoughtful. He gave us lots of background on each place we visited along with recommendations on what to try. highly recommend for anyone visiting Seattle.
Our experience with Lucas was top-notch. His passion for coffee was incredible. We loved the feel of a small group because we could really connect and learn from Lucas. He was very…
Sujung
October 2019
Lucas has passionate about coffee and he has great knowledge. He is kind and friendly :) If you want to look around Seattle with a local perspective, I recommend this tour. Feel free :)
Stephenie
October 2019
Literally the best experience I’ve had in Seattle. Seriously the nicest guy ever. Took his time. Had great personable skills. Laid back. He made me feel welcome and like someone I could actually hang out with. The coffee places were neat and had cool back stories. All around WONDERFUL experience. you will get some great education on this .
Literally the best experience I’ve had in Seattle. Seriously the nicest guy ever. Took his time. Had great personable skills. Laid back. He made me feel welcome and like someone I…
Aren
October 2019
Lucas gave a wonderful overview of the history of coffee, Seattle's role and how each decision in the journey of a cup of coffee manifest in what we experience. Be sure to take Lucas' recommendations for what is special at each stop, I was glad I got to try some unique cups that I never would have known to try on my own!
Lucas gave a wonderful overview of the history of coffee, Seattle's role and how each decision in the journey of a cup of coffee manifest in what we experience. Be sure to take Luc…
Luke
October 2019
Lucas is a super chill guy and made the tour really enjoyable. Great at conversation and he had an incredible knowledge of what he was presenting—I learned a lot more about coffee than I thought I would, and had some great drinks while I was at it!
Lucas is a super chill guy and made the tour really enjoyable. Great at conversation and he had an incredible knowledge of what he was presenting—I learned a lot more about coffee…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

Guests will need to be prepared to pay for their own drinks, but sharing is highly encouraged so that you don’t get over-caffeinated!

What to bring

Appropriate clothing (check the weather forecast)

Money for coffee and snacks