Save Money on Seattle Coffee With the Chinook Book

The 2011 Seattle/Puget Sound Chinook books are now out and they have some coupons in them that coffee fans should know about. For those that don’t know, the Chinook Book is a coupon book sold at PCC and the Town and Country Markets. It costs $20 and can pay for itself pretty quickly.

The coffee coupons in the 2011 Chinook Book are:

  • Aster Coffee
  • Caffe Ladro
  • Cafe Lulu
  • Caffe Fiore
  • Caffe Vita
  • Chocolati
  • Fremont Coffee Company
  • Fuel Coffee
  • Neptune Coffee
  • Urban Coffee Lounge
  • Victrola Coffee Roasters

The coupons are 2-for-1 or 50% offerings. So even if you get a $2 drink, you’ll pay for the book in espresso savings alone.

Clover Coffee at Aster by INeedCoffee / CoffeeHero

Keeping with the coffee theme, the Chinook book also has ice cream offers from places that make coffee ice cream using locally roasted coffee.

  • Bluebird
  • Full Tilt
  • Molly Moons
  • Peaks

My excellent tip to you is to encourage your non-coffee drinking friends to buy a Chinook book and then trade coupons. Take those coffee coupons off their hands in exchange for something they want that you wont use.


Seattle Chinook Book – Official site.

PCC – Location page.

Town & Country Markets – Location page

Espresso Announcements on Twitter and Facebook

When I woke up today I had no idea I’d be enjoying espresso at both Seattle Coffee Works and Tougo Coffee. How did I end up at these two coffee shops? I saw an announcement on Facebook and one on Twitter.

The first message I saw was from Tougo Coffee on Facebook.

Let me decode that message. I know Tougo currently uses Stumptown Coffee as their roaster, which means the standard espresso blend they carry is Hairbender. Recently Tougo started mixing up their espresso blends and I’ve been waiting to try something new. The SOE (single origin espresso) Kenya Gatomboya was outstanding on the cupping table at Stumptown on Sunday. I needed to try it as an espresso. The Evil Twin Espresso is from Ritual Coffee Roasters out of San Francisco. Both sounded good to me. For this visit I had the Kenya. It was outstanding.

Then Seattle Coffee Works left some breadcrumbs on Facebook, which lead me to Twitter.

Over on Twitter, I found the deal.

When I got to Seattle Coffee Works, I whispered the magic phrase and my $2 espresso suddenly became a $1 espresso. Gotta love that!


Tougo Facebook – Where I learned about the SOE Kenya.

Seattle Coffee Works – Facebook page.

@DrinkingMan – Twitter account for Seattle Coffee Works.