Taking in Tangletown at Zoka in Seattle, Washington
Many paths cross one another in Tangletown. University students and aging hippies rub elbows with young parents and perambulators. Writers and designers cut from a singular cloth find refuge. Street piles upon street. The fulcrum around which much of this revolves is Zoka's flagship store. Stepping inside reveals a cross-section of Tangletown humanity. Term papers fly off fingers onto laptops. Conversations buzz through the air, permeated with the steam wafting off freshly pulled shots. Burrs gnaw through coffee beans. Milk hisses beneath the steam wand. Cultural posters cover a worn-in wall. Baristas craft beverages. Despite the throng, with drink in hand, it is still possible to carve out a niche for oneself.
- Megan Cytron (Editor) Congratulations! You won Honorable Mention in the Coffee Contest.