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  • Now Roasting: Myanmar Blue Mountain

    For the first time, Fonté Coffee Roaster is roasting a fabulous coffee from the exotic origin of Myanmar. Learn about why this offering is a treat to taste, and why it's a hot topic in the Specialty Coffee community!

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  • Now Roasting: Rwanda Ruli

    Here it is: the absolutely stunning Rwanda Ruli single origin!

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  • North America, Meet the Faema E71

    You're Invited: Meet & greet with Mr. Cimbali, owner of Gruppo Cimbali, as we break in the brand new Faema E71 at Fonté Café!

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  • Now Roasting: Colombia Doña Carmen

    Fresh from the roaster is a delicious new single origin named for its celebrated grower: Colombia Doña Carmen.


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  • Go Green: A Brief History of the Unroasted Bean

    Coffee. Can you identify the aroma, the taste, and the texture of deliciously roasted beans? Now imagine the bean before it’s roasted—dense, light in color with a grassy, herbal scent. Read on for basic history of the coffee bean and how it came to be served as a roasted, brewed luxury.

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  • Now Roasting: Brasil Peaberry Carmo de Minas

    Brasil Peaberry excels in displaying the flavors and mouthfeel characteristically developed in softer coffees. Very complete and balanced, the medium body has a distinctive mousse-like texture. Brighter than many Brasils, the acidity carries a red fruit flavor that calls to mind early harvest plum. The finish is clean and lightly dry with plenty of caramel and cocoa powder notes.

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  • $15,000 to Pike Place Child Care & Preschool

    Thanks to you, we have raised $15,000 from the sale of our 2016 Holiday Blend, continuing a five-year tradition with all proceeds from the sale supporting the Pike Market Child Care and Preschool’s nutrition program.

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  • Ireland, Meet Fonté!

    You heard right—your favorite coffee is now delighting the palates of the Irish! We are happy to announce the opening of Fonté Coffee Ireland, serving our premium hand-roasted coffee in Dublin, Ireland.

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  • Coffee Cocktail: Fonté's Drunk Uncle

    Looking for warmth amidst the cold? Introducing Fonté's Drunk Uncle, a super delicious, extra boozy, specialty coffee cocktail.

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  • Troubleshooting the French Press Brew

    You’ve read our French Press brew guide and you’re using delicious specialty coffee, but something still tastes off. What now? Well, you troubleshoot (don’t feel bad—making coffee is an art)!

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  • (Bonus!) French Press Techniques

    Your French Press cup tastes super, but you’re seeking superb. You’ve mastered the basics mentioned in our initial French Press Brew Guide, and you’re ready to take your average coffee knowledge to a new level of nerdiness. Introducing: the bonus rounds of French Press brewing.

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  • The Brew Guide: French Press Method

    The French Press is classic, sleek, and Italian. Perfect the method that is esteemed by many for it’s simple, quick process that yields an even infusion with great texture.

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  • The Novelty of the Peaberry

    They're rounder, smaller, denser, and a little cuter than the average coffee bean. You can find them hanging with their bigger flatbean friends in most coffees—and sometimes, you can purchase a bag of coffee that is filled with these lesser-known beans. Parallel to the release of our all-peaberry 2016 Holiday Blend, we’re spilling the beans about what makes peaberries so unique.

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  • Holiday Weekend Promotions

    Here are the details on our holiday promotions.

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  • Our 2016 Holiday Blend

    Fonté’s 24th version of Holiday Blend combines three peaberry beans—Brasilian, Aged Sumatra, and Tanzanian. What makes it so unique? The peaberry bean is created when only one of two seeds develops in the original fruit; it is known for its distinguished oval shape, and represents only two to eight percent of seeds produced by a given coffee tree. Fonté’s master roaster, Steve Smith, describes the inspiration and detail that consummates this year’s Holiday Blend.

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  • Fonté Magical Moments

    Spend a moment or two with Fonté Coffee Roaster and see how the magic happens. We strive to create a beautiful experience in every cup.

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