Why We Love Them: This micro-roaster on Vashon Island is a one-woman operation. Robin Pollard, also a partner in the renowned Andrew Will Winery, focuses on single-origin beans from Indonesia, East Africa and Central America, roasted in small batches in a Diedrich from Ponderay, Idaho. She brings her considerable wine background to the blending process, which she compares to crafting a knockout Bordeaux.
Signature Item: Each blend from the different parts of the world goes by its own name. The East African coffees are labeled Kitenge, while the Indonesian beans are labeled Batik. Depending on the blend you sip, the brews can be bright and fruity or dark and earthy, but they all share a distinctive complexity.
Where to Buy: Currently only available online, these beans are sure to catch on with coffee-loving chefs in Seattle, especially when they learn Wine Enthusiast recently named Pollard Coffee one of the seven best roasters in the country.