Queen Anne Roasters
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Extra discount on any purchase in May 2019! Use the code MAYDAY to receive an additional 10% off on your order. Reminder - We can fit 5/6 bags in a medium USPS shipping box. The Whiskey aged beans are really exceptional this year. We partnered with 2Bar Spirits to age the beans.

Husband & wife team, Rafael & Mercedes Carrabba roast coffee behind his violin shop in Seattle. Mercedes is the original creator of an espresso shop in Pike Place Market, Ghost Alley Espresso. Rafael has a world renowned reputation for restoring and selling fine stringed instruments. They have combined their talents to create fresh small batch roasted coffee. Their fresh roasted coffee is sold by the bag at Ghost Alley Espresso.

Mercedes first started working in coffee in high school on Bainbridge Island in the late 1980s. She worked as a barista through college. She is a child of the Pike Place Market, having grown up around the vendors, crafts community and many food entrepreneurs.

Rafael is a professional luthier and varnish maker. Many of the skills he has learned in his career lend themselves well to roasting coffee. For example; understanding color and moisture after years of working with wood has given him a unique understanding of how to roast and blend. His son, Alex, also roasts coffee. He is a graduate of University of Puget Sound with a background in business and marketing. He is also helping with business development and the marketing of the coffee. 

Together Rafael and Mercedes find unique coffees from around the world. They travel to farms to develop personal relationships with the farmers they buy from. They prefer medium - dark roasts, roasted just into the second crack.

They hope to place their coffee in local shops, cafes & restaurants. If you are interested in carrying their coffee please contact Mercedes at coffee@queenanneroasters.com. In 2019 they will be expanding the roaster on Queen Anne to include a tasting room. In working with restaurants, their goal is to bring their coffee on to menus and into the hands of local chefs for desert menus, meat rubs and sauces.

Queen Anne Roasters is served at these Pike Place Market cafes & restaurants:

Ghost Alley Espresso 1499 Post Alley Seattle WA 98101

Barques Brontes Bakery Cafe 1426 Western Avenue Seattle WA 98101

Alibi Room 85 Pike Street Seattle WA 98101

If you would like to visit our roaster behind the violin shop, you are welcome to come by with an appointment. You may also purchase fresh roasted coffee at the violin shop. Please contact Mercedes directly to arrange for that coffee@queenanneroasters.com.