The fertile land of the Apeneca-llamatepec volcanic mountain range is believed to be the first-ever coffee-growing region in El Salvador. There the family-owned business of Finca San Ramon has been raising the finest beans with the utmost care and purpose since 1896. Today the sixth generation is leading the charge in responsible practices that prevent surface erosion and safeguard waterways around their farm and in their communities with the goal of ensuring the future of coffee for generations to come. All these dedicated efforts create a deliciously rewarding coffee with unique notes of citrus fruit, dark sugar and rich chocolate.
Although the gulf between these two types is huge, we think all can agree that our Breakfast Blend is one fine coffee. It’s a gathering of Latin American beans chosen for their sparkling flavor. Kind of like orange juice and the way it dances on your tongue, this coffee has a get-up-and-going charge to it. But we roast these beans a little lighter than we usually do. So the flavor is lighter-bodied and milder – just a nudge really. What you get is a nice, clean taste with a sunny disposition. Whether your cup is half full or half empty, it’s all good.
The very first day Seattle’s Pike Place Market opened in the summer of 1907, hundreds of eager customers snatched up all the farm-fresh goods in a matter of hours. By noon, there wasn’t a scrap of produce left as the farmers’ wagons began to roll out. When we set up shop here in 1971, we knew our success would depend on how well we could cater to this insatiable appetite for freshness. Naturally we took up this challenge with gusto, offering superlative brews day in and day out. Pike Place® Roast is as much a celebration of our proud history at the market as a heartfelt toast to our discerning customers. We created this blend to meet a wide range of tastes. Whether you prefer it straight up or complemented with cream and sugar, we promise a bold, satisfying cup that’s rich in flavor yet balanced enough to enjoy every day. Pike Place is a trademark or registered trademark of The Pike Place Market PDA, used under license.
Caffè Verona™ is a seductive blend of beans from Latin America and Indonesia, with a gentle touch of Italian Roast lending depth, soul and sweetness. Because this delectable combination pairs so very well with chocolate, it has become a Valentine’s Day favorite – and the coffee we most associate with romance. Bella, Bella! P.S.: Literature lovers out there will recognize Verona as the city where Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliet. Although the play ends in tragedy, we’d like you to know that every cup of this coffee has a happy ending.
From our first store in Seattle's Pike Place Market to our coffeehouses around the world, customers requested a freshly brewed coffee they could enjoy throughtout the day. So in 2008 our master blenders and roasters created it for you, a blend so consistent and harmonious that no single characteristic dominates - or disappears. A smooth, well-rounded blend of Latin American coffees with subtly rich flavors of cocoa and toasted nuts, it's perfect for every day.