Local Coffee Shops Showcase Caffeine in Artful Receptacles

Cool coffee jars from Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Blackbird Coffee and Caffè Fiore.

By Jennifer Lee

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February 4, 2011

This article originally appeared in the March 2011 issue of Seattle Magazine.

Stumptown Coffee Roasters
Stumptown now offers its popular Hair Bender blend in a container as iconic as its name. The retro-pharmaceutical look of the glass jar suggests the medicinal effects of staying caffeinated, while the amber color helps block bean-damaging UV rays. Once you’ve sipped your way to the bottom, bring back the jar for a refill and a $1 discount on your next bean purchase. *$30/12-ounce bag and 16-ounce limited-edition jar; stumptowncoffee.com

Blackbird Coffee
A bold, Swiss-made black glass jar showcases the exclusive Blackbird Coffee blend, which came about thanks to a collaboration between Ballard’s menswear shop Blackbird and local megaroaster Caffé Vita. The medium-roast beans are sold exclusively at The Field House (Blackbird’s brother store around the corner), in these sharp containers that take style beyond the wardrobe. Be advised: They sell out quickly.  *$28/12 ounces; blackbirdballard.com

Caffè Fiore
Purchase one of Caffè Fiore’s new bean-filled glass bottles and receive two perks: a 6-ounce sample of organic coffee and a sleek 18-ounce reusable capped tumbler (also sold separately for $15). Choose from Fiore’s French roast, Sumatra or water-processed decaf beans. Though the vessel isn’t ideal for preserving beans long term (the clear glass admits UV rays), it does earn major points for cool.  *$20/6 ounces of coffee in 18-ounce bottle; caffefiore.com

 

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