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.
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.
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.