5 Things to Know About Top Pot Coffee

When you think of Top Pot, you probably think about hand-forged maple bars and delicious old fashioned doughnuts. What you may not know is that we’re also coffee roasters. Our passion for quality extends beyond our doughnuts and is reflected in every aspect of the roasting process.

Here are the five things to know about Top Pot coffee.

100% Arabica

There are many different varieties of coffee bean, but Top Pot’s coffee is made from 100% specialty grade Arabica coffees.

Arabicas have a wide taste range, but tend to be sweet and fruity in flavor. In comparison to Robusta (another commonly used type of coffee), these beans have almost double the concentration of sugars. They grow slowly, taking several years to mature. One tree can produce anywhere from one to twelve pounds of coffee a year.

From Latin America to Africa, our coffee is sourced from the best co-ops and estates in the world.

Small Batch Roasting

Top Pot coffee is roasted in small batches, by hand, on our traditional cast iron coffee roaster.

Small batch roasting means that we can pay attention to every detail of the roasting process. With our concentration so tightly focused, we’re able to respond to each batch’s needs and make sure every bean is the highest quality.

Over Ten Years of Hand-Roasting

Top Pot has been hand-roasting since 2002. All of our coffee is made in downtown Seattle at our 5th Avenue location.

A Wide Selection of Coffee

Top Pot is proud to offer 5 proprietary blends:

  • Diplomat (Drip)
  • El Presidente (Espresso)
  • Decaf (Drip and Espresso)
  • Federale (Drip and Espresso)
  • French Roast (Drip)

We also have a variety of single origin coffees and seasonal blends. Come by any of our cafes to check out the selection.

Our Philosophy

At Top Pot we believe that coffee should be allowed to speak for itself! That’s why we roast on the lighter side of the roast spectrum to let the subtle nuances of our coffee really come through in the cup. Most of our blends are a full city roast, which leaves the coffee at its sweetest. This allows the coffee’s distinct flavors to come through.

Stop by any Top Pot cafe and get a free 12 ounce cup of drip. Simply show the barista this blog post and bam! You’ll be caffeinated in no time. It’s just our way of saying, “Thanks for reading!” This offer is good through Sunday, May 29, 2016.

Welcome to Our Blog!

We are Top Pot Doughnuts and Coffee, an independent company located in Western Washington and Dallas, Texas.

Welcome to the Top Pot blog! We’re super excited to join the blogosphere.

If you know us, then you’re already familiar with what we do. If you’re new to the table, let’s get introduced. We are Top Pot Doughnuts and Coffee, an independent company located in Western Washington and Dallas, Texas. Our passions are quality coffee and doughnuts, and we love sharing those passions with the world.

What To Expect

From new coffee tips and tricks, to fun interviews, we’re going to cover it all. Each week, we’ll be posting new content to the blog. If that’s not enough excitement for you, hold on to your hats, there’s more!

At the end of every blog post, we’ll be sharing an exclusive, free weekly item. Just come into any of our locations and show the barista the blog post on your electronic device of choice, and you’ll receive super awesome free stuff. It’s just our way of saying thanks for reading.

“But what exactly are we reading?” We hear you ask from inside your computer. Well, let’s take a look.

Did You Know?

We’ll be diving into some little know facts and fun tidbits–answering the hard questions like, “Why are coffee beans called ‘beans’ when they’re actually seeds?” or “Who named that delicious swirl-y doughnut the pershing?”

Armed with these facts you’ll be able to head out and impress all of your friends with your coffee and doughnut knowledge.

Turn On The Spotlight

We’ll be focusing on our different cafes, their staff, and their customers. We have always been firm believers in community. That’s why each of our stores is unique to the area in which it lives. We wouldn’t be where we are today without our incredible community. We can’t wait to share their stories.

How Do I Do It?

Have you ever wondered how your barista pours that perfect rosetta every time? Curious how to make a doughnut ice cream sandwich? Well, we’ve asked ourselves the same questions and have come up with some answers. Let us share our expertise with you, so that you can have a little bit of Top Pot magic with you all the time.

To The Future

We’re so excited to be exploring this new blogging path, and we’re happy that you’ve come along for the ride. We’ve got a lot we’re excited to share, but we want to make sure that it’s what you want to read. So let us know! Post a comment, send an email, or drop by a cafe and tell us what you’d like to see. So until next week, cheers! Continue reading “Welcome to Our Blog!”