WE LIKE TO KEEP THINGS SIMPLE AND TASTY.
While we are working towards our first permanent location in Seattle, we thought it would be fun to rent out a café and introduce ourselves. We absolutely realize the absurdity of a pop-up coffee shop in another coffee shop, but we kind of like the weird stuff. At our temporary location, Anchored Ship in Ballard, we offer a limited espresso bar menu featuring various single origin coffees roasted by Counter Culture Coffee. We are also super excited to release this summer's Mmmhmm Coffee Cocktails!
This month we are using vermouth as the base liqueur. We wanted to introduce people to how coffee can taste when mixed properly with alcohol. So why vermouth? Because we can. And because it's way under appreciated. A killer vermouth has complexity, balance, sweetness, and a pleasant acidity - just like our favorite coffees.
Don't be turned off by the name, these liqueurs are delicious and not what you would find in your typical Manhattan... they are herbal, bitter, spicy, and refreshing.
In addition to our coffee cocktails we are introducing "Cure Alls". While Vermouth may once have been used to prevent malaria, we are suggesting it can cure a lack of life direction, travel sickness, or high blood pressure. These cocktails are typically made using house reductions, bitters, herbs, and citrus.
We think coffee, brewed well, is pretty freakin' sweet all by itself. Rather than offering a customizable menu with size options and flavor additives (common in most cafe's), we offer a very simple experience with espresso and milk.
Our espresso menu includes single origin espresso, macchiato (2.5oz.), cortado (4.5oz.), and latte (8oz.).
Our filtered coffee menu features a selection of this season's most balance, sweet, and bright coffees. Pour over method only, our coffees are brewed to order.
We also have a limited selection of teas and iced drinks.
To some this may seem a bit pretentious...and it is...but we are at least nice about it.
Check out our pour over bar, which is currently stationed at Hilliards Beer in Ballard on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 12pm to 3:30pm. We have partnered up with various food trucks to bring you coffee, beer, and breaky - a weekend brunch with your favorite beverages. We love a good cup of brewed coffee so much that we decided it's all we want on the menu.