Elm Coffee, a new roastery featuring alums of Joe Coffee in New York and Stumptown Coffee Roasters, has announced plans to move into a fully renovated space 240 Second Ave. South in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.
After a career in and around coffee, owner Brendan Mullally was most recently the manager at New York’s Joe Pro Shop and worked for the company for seven years. The Pro Shop location was Joe’s training and laboratory headquarters, and is the only NYC Joe to carry coffees from other roasters throughout North America.
The new Elm retail and roastery space will occupy some 1,400 square feet on the corner of the newly renovated Pacific Commercial Building, with 14-foot-high exposed beam ceilings. As you can see here, the space is a bit of a blank slate, with the exception of one stainless steel refrigerator (far right foreground):
Eater Seattle has a bit more on what to expect from the roasting operation:
Former Stumptown roaster Drew Fitchette will be roasting beans, including Guatemalan and Ethiopian coffees with a few special Kenyans, in the back of the space on a Probat 12 kilo. Baristas will pull shots in the front of the house on a Linea, the workhorse of La Marzocco’s line of espresso machines.
When Elm eventually opens, drinks will be served in ceramics from Virginia-based Julia Paul Pottery.