Big Coffee in a Small Town
Blue Star Coffee Roasters in Twisp is my milestone 1/3 of the way completed on my marathon of 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days Project. Whew, lots of coffee… lots and lots of coffee.
If you want, you can read my Facebook post on my personal account as I provide a bit of a recap of the first 33 days.
Blue Star Coffee Roasters is in Twisp a small town in North Central Washington. If you have ever taken the North Cascades Highway you’ve driven through Twisp. If you did not stop at Blue Star, then I feel sorry for you. On your next trip make sure to stop in and enjoy some delicious coffee!
Aeropress + Blue Star Coffee = Joy
On my first visit I was lucky enough to meet Joe Williamson who was truly amazing as he gave me a tour of the facilities and chatted with me about coffee. I think it is so important for businesses to have good customer service and Blue Star certainly is exceptional. After learning a bit about Blue Star and the history of the company I watched as Joe prepared my Aeropress of their Morning Roast Blend. Blue Star describes Morning Roast as “Big-Bright-Lively with a full finish. A blend of Central American and Indonesian organic coffees with complex flavors that don’t even try to be subtle.” If that does not sound like a coffee I would enjoy I don’t know what would.
I love watching people use Aeropress coffee makers and after the coffee was prepared, I took my cup and grabbed a table that was by the windows looking into the production area. The coffee was as described. The aroma was amazing, the first sip was divine and since that day I have been drinking Morning Roast at home most every day. To say it is in heavy rotation would not be an overstatement. Great cup of coffee. Not subtle and full of big flavor. Perfect.
Great coffee. Check!
Service With a Smile
My visit was in the late afternoon after 3:30 or so. What surprised me was how many people were coming in to get coffee in the late afternoon. Twisp is not exactly a big town and it was great to see the shop doing such a good business. The staff was very friendly and efficient and did an amazing job at serving beverages quickly. The atmosphere was relaxed and very friendly. On another visit the shop was just as busy and just as friendly and relaxed. There is not a lot of seating but there is enough that you will be comfortable if you want to sit down and relax a bit. There is also seating outside for when the weather is nice.
Great place to have a conversation? Check!
Blue Star Coffee has a nice selection of five coffees for you to choose from. Additionally, they have Roasters Choice limited production that they rotate through. I have had their current Roasters Choice El Corazon de Mexico as a cold brew and it was very nice. You can pick up their coffees in Twisp or at select retail outlets or on their website. At their store they have a variety of Blue Star swag that you can pick up. My recommendation buy a Aeropress and a bag of Morning Roast and thank me later.
Sort of a Fanboy review I know but, I am telling you I have been saving this post for a milestone and did not want to wait any longer. I really love everything that Blue Star Coffee sells, and their customer service is top shelf.
Where to find
You can visit Blue Star Coffee Roasters at 3 Twisp Airport Rd. Twisp, Washington 98556. You can find them online on their newly redesigned website. Check out their Instagram feed or you can find them on Facebook. 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 Thirty-Three of One Hundred. Where will I be having coffee tomorrow? Check back and see. Have you been to Blue Star Coffee? 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.