Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Eastside Extended: Snoqualmie's Zoka Coffee Sold

As reported by Melissa Allison on her blog Coffee City, Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Company has sold its Snoqualmie Ridge location to a local resident who plans on opening up a donut shop, called Steve's Donuts early next year.

Zoka currently does all its roasting out of a facility in Ballard and operates three coffee shops; one in Tangletown, another adjacent to University Village and the newest in downtown Kirkland which opened this past summer.

New owner Steve Pennington, a former Microsoft project manager, plans on keeping the staff intact and will even continue to serve Zoka coffee. He plans to source as much of his ingredients locally and is hoping to produce all natural donuts.

Good Luck Steve! I applaud your passion and wish you much luck in bringing more personality to the Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhood.

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