The Coffee Collective Takes Up Residence at the La Marzocco Cafe

The Coffee Collective is the current roaster in residence at the La Marzocco Cafe—here we provide more info on their visit and also provide a sneak peek of residencies to come.


Photos courtesy of The Coffee Collective

The folks at La Marzocco are thrilled to welcome The Coffee Collective, a specialty roaster out of Copenhagen, Denmark, as the latest occupants of the La Marzocco Cafe. The café hosts coffee companies from around the world in a monthlong residency where the residents have creative control over the menu, coffee offerings, and even food options.

The Coffee Collective takes over the La Marzocco Cafe this month, offering distinctive coffees and signature items from the Copenhagen-based roastery.

During their residency, The Coffee Collective will bring a taste of Denmark to Seattle. “We’re excited to bring a piece of Denmark and the Coffee Collective experience to the hometown of modern coffee culture,” shared Klaus Thomsen, cofounder of The Coffee Collective. “Having worked with La Marzocco for many years, we think this is a great opportunity to showcase our Scandinavian take on coffee. With us we’ll be bringing our full range of lightly roasted filter coffees as well as a variety of espresso. To complement, we’ve taken two of our favorite baked goods recipes with us and will be serving these alongside the coffee.”

Guests are invited to enjoy coffees in the café, housed in the KEXP building in Seattle, and experience a feeling of hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), a sensation that “involves creating a warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people,” a press release states. The Coffee Collective will also work with local Seattle bakeries to provide Danish treats for their monthlong residency.

Rumor has it that there might be ice cream offered at the Seattle pop-up…La Marzocco’s KEXP café allows roasters to create a menu that showcases their coffees and creativity.

If you can’t make it to the Coffee Collective’s residency, the La Marzocco Cafe will be hosting a number of roasters from around the world. Like The Coffee Collective, each roaster will craft their own unique café experience. Here’s a list of who to watch out for in the coming months:

The Coffee Collective, Denmark – September 25 to October 29
Seesaw Coffee, China – October 30 to December 3
Dapper & Wise Coffee Roasters, USA – December 4 to January 7, 2019
Linea Caffe, USA – January 8 to February 11
Elixr Coffee, USA – February 12 to March 18
Allpress Espresso, New Zealand – March 19 to April 29
Metric Coffee, USA – April 30 to June 3
Bonanza Coffee and ONIBUS Coffee Collaboration, Germany and Japan – June 4 to July 8
Verve Coffee Roasters, USA – July 9 to August 12
Ditta Artigianale, Italy – August 13 to September 16
4th Dimension Coffee presents a Cocoa Cinnamon Experience, USA – September 17 to October 21
Kuma Coffee, USA – October 22 to December 2
Onda Origins, USA – December 3 to January 6, 2020
Five Elephant Coffee Roasters, Germany – January 7 to February 10

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