Empire Espresso Makes CNN List

Columbia City’s own Empire Espresso earned a direct mention in CNN’s 8 Of The World’s Greatest Coffee Cities List. In addition to London, Melbourne, Reykjavik, Rome, and Singapore, Seattle (of course) made the list. As CNN’s Sarah Reid explains:

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If there’s one American city that’s consistently ahead of the game, it’s Seattle.

The green mermaid is only a small part of the hometown coffee scene.

“Coffee is our liquid sunshine in Seattle,” says Joshua Boyt from Victrola Coffee Roasters, one of the city’s best cafes for coffee geeks.

“Passion for the product, coupled with the sheer number of coffee shops across the city, has created a culture of constant improvement through competition and camaraderie.”

Local order: Espresso, cappuccino or a single-origin pour.

Top shops: Victrola Coffee Roasters in Capitol Hill, Empire Espresso in Columbia City and Seattle Coffee Works downtown are all solid picks.

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