Coffee at Caffè Umbria is a classic Seattle experience

Mar 08, 2023 402

After recently throwing shade at Starbucks over its new line of olive oil coffee drinks, I wanted to get some positive Seattle coffee vibes out there. So, let's talk about Caffè Umbria.

Catch up quick: Caffè Umbria opened its flagship store in Pioneer Square in 2005, but its roots go further back. It's co-founded by a member of the family that ran Torrefazione Italia, a longtime Seattle coffee roaster that Starbucks bought in 2003 — and whose retail stores the coffee giant later shut down.

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