** NOTE: This is a Tuesday edition of Coffee Explorer **
COFFEE EXPLORER is a first look at newly discovered coffee houses. A small group will visit and try out the coffee. We will take photographs and report back to the rest of the group on how much we liked it. If the cafe is good enough and large enough, we will schedule future events there. Unlike a typical Sunday Coffee Meetup, most things are unknown from quality to parking to number of seats.
NEIGHBORHOOD: Old Ballard
ROASTER: Herkimer Coffee
PARKING: Most free and street. Many are limited to 2 hours. The trick with Ballard parking is to park to the South. You can usually find spots a few blocks to the South or along Shilshole Ave. DO NOT try to park near Market. There are fewer spots and they aren't free.