Broadcast is quickly gaining attention in the local scene for their well-crafted coffees and clean roasting. Owner and roaster Barry Faught is known for his three cafes across Seattle-- light, airy, friendly shops that make great coffee easy and unintimidating. He began with a curated selection of coffees from local roasters, but the game changed when Barry began roasting his own beans, in order to have more control over the coffee he serves.
In addition to a handful of chocolate-lover blends, Barry offers a seasonal rotation of single origins, many of which he's travelled to source. "Anyone has access to the coffees we buy: the coffee isn't unique, but the selection process is." When we last spoke with him, he was in Brazil, reporting, "I've tasted so much great coffee my mind is blown!"
After he sources his beans, Barry favors a lighter profile to bring out each bean's unique flavors. "Our roasting style is intentional," he says, "to capture the characteristics of the particular coffee. My biggest influence is trial and error". We think Barry exemplifies what's so great about Seattle coffee: our special environment of fantastic, yet humble, coffee passion. "We want to share coffee we're excited about. What's better than to have a show-and-tell session each and every day?"