Our Quest for the “Perfect Cup”
The perfect cup of coffee is different for everyone. Here at Mukilteo Coffee, we believe the perfect cup depends on how and where the coffee is grown, how it is handled and harvested, how it is roasted, and, ultimately, how it is prepared and served.
Our approach is based on the belief that coffee roasting is an artisan craft which requires a human touch to achieve the best results. By sight roasting in our three vintage Probat roasters, we are able to take into account batch-by-batch variables that can affect the outcome and the quality. This approach also ensures that our coffees are always consistent, one of the most important criteria for your personal coffee enjoyment.
Our quest is to continually source, roast, and deliver the finest coffee you need to make your own perfect cup.
What, for you, makes the perfect cup of coffee? Answer in the comments below!
When I think of the perfect cup of coffee, I think of a Central American coffee because I have been to each of the farms. I know the families and the passion and integrity that they have for their coffee. I can taste it and appreciate it. The perfect part is that I know that the love the farmer started with is now continued through our roasting it to perfection, grinding it correctly, and then brewing it without a filter. We are tasting the true character.
For me, the enjoyment of coffee is inextricably tied to the setting and circumstances in which it’s served. Coffee is a social beverage, best savored in the company of friends and family. Having grown up in the Pacific Northwest with many weekends spent trekking in our region’s magnificent wilderness, my perfect cup might be Gitano Blend, roasted and brewed by yours truly, and served to my sweetheart in our airy alpine campsite as the sun comes up over the wild North Cascades.
Well, what makes a perfect cup? To start with, it has to be incredible coffee. I like all coffee that is of the highest quality and from a single origin. I love espresso the most. I’m a purist about coffee because I like to experience the coffee itself, when you can almost taste the region it was grown in, like Guatemala with their volcanic soils.
Definitely the coffee itself – how it’s roasted and what country its grown in. We’re really passionate about the roasting process, but you can’t have a good cup of coffee without the coffees themselves being high quality and handled properly.
We source outstanding coffees from our farmers; we know who they are, and are deeply inspired to honor them. We are driven by excellence and integrity every step of the way. In the end: we want the passion of our farmers, and our passion to craft beautiful, exceptional coffee, to be an experience that is celebrated every time.
It’s not just the coffee, it’s the atmosphere, even a special mug, a special time, or place, or person, that makes the Perfect Cup.