In a city known for its caffeine addiction, Elm Coffee Roasters aims to raise the bar. Owner Brendan Mullally returned to Seattle in 2013 after seven years with Joe Coffee in New York. He teamed up with Stumptown alum Drew Fitchette, who brings well-established relationships with farmers and, often, access to “micro lots” (a farm’s best coffee)—you can see those beans being roasted on-site. The menu lists espresso drinks as well as housemade chai and hazelnut milk (neither, thankfully, too sweet), and drip coffee served in a glass carafe with a ceramic cup. The light- filled space invites you to stay awhile: Sip your cappuccino while sitting on benches made out of Boeing shipping crates.
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240 Second Ave S.