It’s no secret by now that Washingtonians are particular about their coffee. This innocuous snobbery has grown into a regional stereotype; a carefully-tuned espresso palate is a surefire indication of your deep local roots. But did you know the full story of how the Evergreen State spearheaded today’s caffeinated culture? The true history of coffee in Washington will amaze you.

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If you love coffee, you’ll love learning about the history of coffee in Washington, and whether or not you’re a fan, Starbucks is crucial to that story. I always recommend checking out some of our state’s local shops. Admittedly, though, there are so many that visiting them all would qualify for a state-wide coffee pilgrimage.

Let me know if you’ve ever road-tripped from coffee shop to coffee shop. Next time, I might just join you.

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