I visited Seattle the first time in 1990. It was a very surreal summer. Discovering Seattle. Roaming the city. Drinking espresso and living on chocolate chip cookies. awakening again.
Starbucks has that remembering for me. It is a feeling and a reaction and an etching. That coffee. The time and the moments. Lifting out of the fog.
Howard is in charge again at Starbucks. Returning to their roots. They should have espresso machines that are not automatic. We don't get to see the grind. Tamp the puck. It is sad... But they have their colors back. The original "mermaid" has returned. Pike Place blend roasted on March 23 way old for coffee beans to still be good but way sooner then any other bean in the bucks.