Mark Pendergrast, who recently updated his seminal book on coffee history, "Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World," will speak at Starbucks' newly remodeled 1600 Olive Way store on Tuesday, Dec.14, at 7 p.m.

Mark Pendergrast, who recently updated his seminal book on coffee history, “Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World,” will speak at Starbucks’ newly remodeled 1600 Olive Way store on Tuesday, Dec.14, at 7 p.m.

And that’s the last bit of news from Coffee City. Reporting for the blog has taught me more about coffee and Seattle’s coffee community than I ever would have learned without it, but it’s time to refocus my efforts on writing for the newspaper. Thank you to all of Coffee City’s sources, readers and commenters for making the blog fun and informative.

There are a host of other sources for coffee information, among them Sprudge.com, StarbucksGossip.com, StarbucksMelody.com, CoffeeGeek.com, Oliver Strand at The New York Times, longtime West Coast coffee purveyor Jerry Baldwin’s posts at The Atlantic, longtime East Coast coffee purveyor George Howell’s blog, London barista and coffee purveyor James Hoffmann’s blog, INeedCoffee.com and a bunch more on the blogroll at WhyNotCoffee.com, a site run by a few Seattle baristas who post irregularly.

Never forget the wise words (according to the interwebs) of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos: “In Seattle you haven’t had enough coffee until you can thread a sewing machine while it’s running.”

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