Seattle Ultimate Coffee Tour
A Coffee-Lover’s Dream
Did you know Starbucks was named for a character in Moby Dick? The coffee giant is named after the first mate “Starbuck” in Herman Melville’s famed novel.
Whether black, poured-over, iced, or pumpkin-spiced, Americans are passionate about our coffee, this country’s favorite beverage. Known as a coffee lover’s dream, Seattle’s history with the dark, flavorful bean dates back to 1895, long before Starbucks became a nationwide coffee sensation.
The frequent rain and overcast skies of the Pacific Northwest encourage abundant consumption of this decadent, dark-roasted brew that offers a sense of comfort rising like steam from its opaque surface. Seattle’s coffee connoisseurs enjoy a wide array of brewers and shops, offering delectable flavors to suit every tastebud and whose stories are as rich as the scent of roasted beans wafting throughout the Emerald City.
“I drink Seattle’s Best every day, but I had no idea there was so much to learn about the coffee industry in Seattle! Such a great way to see the city.”
What is the Seattle Ultimate Coffee Tour About?
Our Seattle Coffee Tour is designed to introduce you to the city’s rich roasting history and innovative brewing systems as you drink your fill of the live-giving elixir rendered by local coffee sommeliers. Whether you’re a devoted Starbucks patron or an independent café aficionado, coffee lovers of all kinds will be thirsty for more of this one-of-a-kind tour showcasing Seattle’s best brews.
What You Will See On This Tour:
This walkable tour takes you on an energy-infused mile of Seattle’s bustling downtown, where you will take in the city’s iconic coffee locations and their delicious contributions to America’s beverage, among them:
- The mystery mocha of Ghost Alley Espresso
- The coffee history of Pike Place Market
- The innovative flavors of Anchorhead Coffee
- The flagship location of the Original Starbucks
- And so much more…
From cupping techniques to niche flavorings, you will indulge in a warm welcome to the coffee mecca that is Seattle as you sip, savor, and sample your way through the Emerald City’s historic downtown.
Join expert local guides to immerse yourself in 100 years of coffee history and an aromatic cup of hot brew in the industry’s most famous city.
“What goes best with a cup of coffee? Another cup.”
- Henry Rollins
Food tickets at each destination
Meeting point address: 1912 Pike Place
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend that you park near 1912 Pike Place. To see options, click below:
Use parkme.com for more parking locations.
February 6th 2024
"Michael was the best tour guide I’ve ever had on a ghost tour! So much cool info and history packe ... "
February 4th 2024
January 31st 2024
"Christine was an amazing tour guide! She had genuine interest in questions and stories from us, good ... "
Please arrive to the designated meeting location before your tour’s start time, or they may leave without you! Your email confirmation will verify map and meeting location.
Easy E-Check in
No need to print anything out. Just show up, and the tour guide will mark you present! Please save your email confirmation handy on your phone for reference.
Press “book now” to view current time and date availability.
Looking for a private or large group tour? Contact us for details
Your ticket includes the culinary tastings at each establishment.
This tour is a walking tour.