High Tech Coffee.
I first heard about Anchorhead Coffee during my visit to Nomad PNW. One of Nomad’s owners was passionately telling me about Anchorhead and all the reasons that they serve their coffee. Being a curious person and of course as you know a constant coffee drinker I added Anchorhead to my list of coffee shops to visit during the 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project.
Anchorhead has multiple locations in Downtown Seattle, Bellevue, and Issaquah. I visited the Issaquah location for this article. The shop was doing a brisk business when I stopped in on Saturday afternoon. The barista behind the beautiful Synesso MVP Hydra espresso machine was super friendly and helpful. I explained that I was visiting 100 shops in 100 days and he was very enthusiastic for me. Customer service check.
I had a cup of the Narwhal Blend and settled in to enjoy the coffee and people watch. The coffee was delicious. Narwhal is a blend of Guatemala & Sumatra beans. The coffee had a nice aroma and I was able to taste subtle notes of cherries and chocolate. I tasted these even before I read the tasting notes on the bag. When I was leaving, I grabbed a nitro cold brew for the road. This was also the Narwhal Blend and it was a very refreshing cup of coffee on a warm early summer day. Tasty Coffee check.
The shop also serves beers and wines so if you’re out in the evening you can stop in for a nice relaxing beverage. You can also purchase Anchorhead Coffee beans so you can enjoy a cup of great coffee anytime you are home. If you’re a fan of interesting t-shirts they carry a couple of Anchorhead Coffee shirts that looked great.
(Odd reference alert: Narwhal’s are sometime called the unicorns of the sea.)
Modern, sleek, and shiny.
The Issaquah location décor is dark with a slick modern feel. The espresso machine lovely green that reminds me of Fiat 500 speeding through the Italian countryside. The machine really stands out and helps give the shop this modern vibe that really works. The shop is in a neighborhood of condos and apartments and on Saturday was full of people who seemed like they were out for a walk in their neighborhood. Lots of people sitting inside and out. Dogs were abundant as were children. Comfortable space to enjoy coffee check.
I think I will be checking out at least one of their other locations. While I don’t think I will write another article I will most likely update this one. Check back to see my comments on one of the other locations soon.
Where to find
You can visit Anchorhead Coffee in Issaquah at 188 Shy Bear Way NW Suite B Issaquah, WA 98027. You can find them on Facebook, visit their website, or find check out their Instagram. It would be best though to stop in and see them and when you do stop in tell them you heard about them from Explore Washington State.
This wraps up day fifteen of one hundred. Where will I be having coffee tomorrow? Check back and see. Have you been to Anchorhead Coffee in Issaquah? Share your thoughts below. Do you have a favorite coffee shop? Send me the name and address of any shops that you think I should go to.
Why 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days? Read my original article here.