If you're a history buff, you know that the Stamp Act was one of the taxes imposed on the American colonies that led to our revolution from Great Britain... a revolution that included kicking tea to the curb (or into the harbor, as the case may be) and embracing coffee as our national drink of choice.
We wouldn't be surprised if Andrew, Stamp Act Coffee's founder and roaster, is slyly encouraging all of us to kick our old habits overboard and embrace coffee in a brand new way. A Seattle native and world traveller, Andrew has spent time on all sides of the coffee industry: he worked with coffee growers in Ethiopia, created a roasting company in Singapore, and lived for years in Australia (another former British colony) honing his skills on the perfect Flat White.
Throughout his travels, Andrew's dream was simple: return to Seattle and introduce his overseas experience to the local coffee scene. He imports his green coffee thoughtfully, using the relationships he's built across the world. Andrew enjoys roasting with a nod toward the Australian coffee model, which marries a lighter roast profile with a love of espresso and milk-based drinks. He describes his offerings as a range of "delicate and vibrant" single origins, along with a seasonal blend that's "meant to make you happy no matter how you take your coffee".
We'll share one more easter egg about Stamp Act: their logo is based on a colonial-era cartoon by Benjamin Franklin, showing the colonies united as a single snake; in Stamp Act's version, the abbreviations of the colonies are replaced by the abbreviations for the hills of Seattle. We bet you can't name all seven...