Ristretto Roasters’ rapidly expanding local coffee empire now includes the first cafe in the Northwest with a slick Alpha Dominche Steampunk brewing system. In the new Couch Street shop, the chem lab–like apparatus allows baristas to brew everything from French press to pour-overs with the push of a button, keeping counters uncluttered and the coffee wonderfully consistent. Come for the java and an industrial-chic aesthetic, but stay for the parade of the area’s artists, loft dwellers, and bike commuters.
555 N.E. Couch St.