Friday, January 21, 2022

Starbucks Reserve Roastery

It's nice that it's been cold out recently because it's given me more opportunities to use the fireplace. I've had gas fireplaces in previous apartments but this is the first time I've had the pleasure of operating a wood burning one. One on hand it's kind of a pain because once I light a fire I feel like I have to babysit it until it's out, but I think it's kind of cool to have a "real" one. I experimented with burning normal wood but I've settled on the fire logs they sell at the grocery store. They are much easier to get started and I can more or less estimate how long they are going to burn.

We headed into the big city today to see some sights. Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood just got a new little spot selling Japanese onigiri. Sankaku had a few different flavors of rice balls to choose from, and we went with salmon basil (sockeye salmon, basil, sesame) and ume konbu (pickled plum, konbu seaweed, sesame).

I had been sort of dodging the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room because I don't drink coffee, but I'm glad I finally made the visit.

The place is very much a fancy coffee version of a craft brewery where you can see how they roast the coffee and then nerd out with it in various ways. You can even order coffee flights which is very beery of them.

There's a bar area where you can order concoctions that blend coffee and booze.

Luckily they had some tea related stuff for me too. The thing on the right is a Maharaja Chai Nog (Teavana Maharaja Chai Oolong tea, coconut milk, almond milk, Aperol, Banks 5 Island Rum, cream, ginger, nutmeg, star anise).

The place was rad and I will be taking future visitors here whether they like it or not.

On our way back to the car we spotted Pie Bar. They inexplicably sell both pie and booze. I can't decide if this is insane or genius.

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