Broadcast's 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, Broadcast Coffee Roasters offers a seasonal rotation of single-origins, many of which Faught has sourced during his travels. "Anyone has access to the coffees we buy: the coffee isn't unique, but the selection process is."
After he sources his beans, Faught favors a lighter profile to bring out each bean's unique flavors. "Our roasting style is intentional," he says. "We want to capture the characteristics of the particular coffee. My biggest influence is trial and error."