This tours starts off at Cedar & Spokes where we learn about the modern coffee scene from a local roaster. This coffee is paired with dark chocolate from the first bean-to-bar chocolate company in Seattle- Theo's chocolate. We are then off to a chocolate factory, indi chocolate, to taste pour-over coffee and pair it with a brownie bite and learn about cacao beans. Next sample and learn about Joe Chocolate Co which is an inspirational small business story. We then do a quick palate cleanse at Beecher's with a little Flagship cheese. We continue down First Ave to indulge in Fran's Chocolate who released the first fleur de sel caramel in Seattle. They use the finest ingredients in their confections and single origin hot cocoa. Last stop is Fonte who is a pioneer in local coffee and you'll get a good snap shot of how coffee has shaped the industry. All highlighted companies are local Seattle businesses with a story that stems from a passion to source soundly and make decadent sweets or beverages.
Chef Liz, Chef John & Chef Eric
Liz McCune has spent over 15 years in the culinary field. She has her culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and has spent 5 years in France studying food. She and her chef team are passionate about seasonal ingredients and enjoy telling the stories of the vendors in Pike Place who are making exceptional craft goods and the farmers and fish mongers who put heart and soul offering the best ingredients in town. Our Chocolate & Coffee tour is an opportunity to educate on the bean-belt and the delicious stories of local artisans who are making magic happen.
Cedar & Spokes for pour-over and Theo's dark chocolate indi chocolate- for pour over, brownie bite and cacao bean Chukar Cherries- 4 chocolate covered cherry samples Seleuss Chocolate- 4 ganache samples Shugs- affogato (chocolate ice cream and cold brew) Frans for salted caramel, truffle and hot cocoa Fonte for French Press