In the beginning, it was little more than a field filled with buffalo. That was about all there was on that stretch of 132nd St SE in unincorporated Snohomish County.
Susien Lee wants Fuji Bakery to be on the tip of your tongue when anyone asks about your can’t miss spots in Seattle. Rising to the top in a foodie town isn’t easy, though, and it wasn’t always a straight path. You might say Susien took the scenic route. Read our wholesale partner story on Fuji Bakery and it’s history.
Open since 2015, Preserve & Gather is a lovely coffee shop nestled in the Greenwood neighborhood in Seattle on the corner of 6th and 85th. This unassuming spot would be easy to miss from the busy street, but when the door swings open, the smell of their homemade baked goods and jams is purely irresistible.
Read the short, yet extraordinary, story of Bridgette’s cafe, one of our wholesale customers. Central Cafe celebrated their first birthday this past January, after a truly unforeseeable opening year. Many small businesses were shuttered by the cascading disasters of a global pandemic, but Bridgette had a lot of luck and a lot of love to keep her going. “We were preserved through this pandemic by the love and support of our community. We could’ve never made it without them.”
We sat down for a chat with Errah Jurus, co-founder of Urban City Coffee and wife of Brian Jurus, Partner at Fulcrum Coffee, to learn the story behind the business. Read on to learn about the history, dreams, and risks of an industry entrepreneur turned to legacy.
Fulcrum teamed up with our neighbor Seattle Cider Co. to produce a limited edition cascara cider. The cider will be available only during SCA Coffee Expo 2018, at the Costa Rica Party.
Fulcrum’s head roaster Blas Alfaro met Luis Rodriguez four years ago through a mutual customer. The two hit it off—they had a culture and language in common. And they both loved coffee. Fulcrum has had a great relationship with Luis and his coffee bar The Station since then, supporting them as they’ve moved from a small house to a busy shop across from a light rail station.