Jeff Babcock, owner of Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company, “noses” a selection of freshly roasted coffee prepared unfiltered to quality check the aroma and taste of the brew on June 9 in Seattle. As other towns worry that Starbucks will run their local coffeeshops out of business, the owners of several of Seattle’s most beloved independent coffeehouses say they have found success in Starbucks’ shadow.

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Jeff Babcock, owner of Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company, “noses” a selection of freshly roasted coffee prepared unfiltered to quality check the aroma and taste of the brew on June 9 in Seattle. As other towns worry that Starbucks will run their local coffeeshops out of business, the owners of several of Seattle’s most beloved independent coffeehouses say they have found success in Starbucks’ shadow.

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