I wrote an unintentionally timely piece on my mothers and growing up in the Seattle coffee business for SAVEUR Magazine:
In 1983 my two mothers, Meredith and Elyse, bought an espresso cart, parked it along Alki Beach in West Seattle, and unknowingly positioned themselves among a handful of coffee pioneers in the Northwest. A year later, I came along. I have spent my life surrounded by coffee.
Read more here.