Cable Line Coffee • Seattle, WA
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About Cable Line Coffee
Launched in 2020, Cable Line Coffee is Kuma Coffee’s dark roast line. We chatted with the team at Cable Line to learn about their newest project. Here's what they had to say.
Tell us about the history of Cable Line Coffee.
As a new dad, it turns out that one of the most important things in the morning is a reliably good, strong cup of coffee that’s consistent day in and day out. So I thought, how about we make a product that’s just about that? No fuss—just tasty, strong coffee sourced ethically. This happened in the middle of the pandemic and we started running with it from there! We've spent decades roasting and sourcing coffee, and decided it was time to create something new with Cable Line Coffee.
What's the story behind your name and logo?
We love hard work and reliable coffee. We were inspired by the Cable Line Trail, a hike of straight rocky crags for 1.5 miles, gaining 2,000 feet in elevation. We're making coffee inspired by the hard work that goes into this hike, and the work you put into everyday life.
Who's on the team at Cable Line Coffee?
Based in Seattle, we’re a four-person team who loves hiking and getting outdoors, into the forest. We've all been working in coffee for a cumulative 30 years, we love being goal oriented, and we love getting in and getting the job done.
How is your coffee sourced and/or can you highlight one of your producer relationships?
We source all of these coffees directly from origin, meaning our buyer travels to Central and South America to each of our producer countries, tastes through hundreds of coffees before other roasters have access to them, and picks the best ones to have shipped up to us. One of our favorite coffees is from the small producers farming up the side of a volcano in Antigua, Guatemala. This volcano, the Vulcan de Agua, is active, and the rich volcanic soil it produces is some of the best soil you can ask for when it comes to growing coffee. We pay a premium for their harvest, well above fair trade prices, and we’re happy to do so because they are truly some of the best beans in the world.
What sets Cable Line Coffee apart from other roasters?
Our experience and our sourcing relationships set us apart. With a combined 30 years in the industry, we've proven that we can produce excellence consistently. And over these years we've created deep relationships with sourcing partners in Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia and Honduras. We have access to some of the best coffees coming out of these origins. Which types of coffees/roasts do you consider to be your specialty?
We like to roast strong rich coffees, mostly from Central and South America—bold flavors that taste great with milk, and even better black.
Have you won any awards/accolades you'd like to share?
Good Food Awards in 2018, Good Food Awards Finalist in 2019, 2016 Golden Bean
What's your favorite coffee to drink or what coffee are you enjoying right now?
Straight black coffee, nice and strong.