In Search of the Perfect Cup

I really love coffee and long before I moved here, I was a fan of Olympia Coffee Roasting Company. I was gifted several bags of coffee, different varieties.

I have visited two locations in Olympia, downtown at 600 4th Ave E and 1706 Harrison Ave NW. When you visit the downtown location, check out the massive pour over station that is poetry in motion. It’s a thing of beauty and mesmerizing. The location on Harrison in West Olympia looks like more of a stand but it’s a walk-in location that also sells bags of coffee. Before Christmas, I went there to buy some coffee for a friend and asked one of the baristas about their holiday blend. She said: “It tastes like plums and takes cream like a dream.” Free poetry with every bag! I bought a bag for myself. I finally opened it a few days ago while I was putting away holiday decorations and it was as described. So good!

If you like coffee but can’t drink caffeine or you like to switch between regular and decaf so you can sleep at night, you know that it can be hard to find good decaf. Why is it so bad? It’s almost as if coffee roasters think that decaf drinkers are second-class citizens who don’t deserve a perfect cup. Well if you are a decaf drinker, you can say it loud and say it proud at Olympia Coffee. Their Asterisk decaf is quite good. If you drink regular, treat yourself to a sampler pack of four single origin coffees. Coffee is available online, but for the poetry or the poetry in motion, you need to visit in person.

Happy coffee drinking!


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