I wear several hats via family, church, ODW, and Q Cafe. They’re all enjoyable and challenging but the one that keeps me most “happy” is probably my role as the Executive Director of Q Cafe because I get to walk in to my office (via the Q Cafe) and along the way, order and enjoy an incredible cup of espresso. And it’s free!
Couple years ago, the cafe Advisory Board decided to switch roasters and after some mulling back and forth between Zoka’s and Stumptown Coffee, we chose Stumptown as we were swayed by the “direct trade” commitment of. I’ve had some good beans over the years but Stumptown has to be amongst the best I’ve ever had especially when it’s made the right way.
Umm, see the video above courtesy of Jake – Q Cafe’s very own manager. He brought it under pressure.
I’m amazed at how many people enjoy coffee around the world. So, here are two very simple questions:
- Who’s your favorite coffee roaster?
- Your favorite cafe and why? (Tell us your city)
Since you know my favorite cafe, here’s my 2nd favorite cafe in the Seattle area.
And for those who don’t know much about Q Cafe:
Q Cafe is a non-profit neighborhood cafe in Seattle featuring direct trade espresso and tea, art, live music, and community events.
We proudly serve Stumptown Coffee; support local artists and musicians through our art gallery and live music venue; host many groups through the rental of our space; host community events; help collect resources for the homeless community; and give back 10% of all cafe sales to local and global non-profit causes. In addition to great coffee and tea, Q Cafe also features free WiFi for laptop users, 2 desktop kiosks for internet [30 minutes/purchase], a kids’ room for parents and children, countertop tables and benches for laptop user with easy access to outlets, a piano, and plenty of comfy chairs and sofas.
We are your friendly community cafe with a cause.
* And for those with questions about starting your own non-profit cafe -> click here.