Fireside is Here!


Our excellent seasonal blend of Central and South American coffees is darkly roasted to warm you during the cold winter months.

Taste Notes: Molasses, Allspice, and Roasted Chestnut.

Stop by one of our stores or order online today! We’re offering FREE SHIPPING on 2 or more items through our online store, so go ahead—pick up a gift for yourself too. (We won’t tell.)


October at Caffe Ladro


Sustain Your Coffee Habit

What can you do with $2?

Sustain Cup

How about purchasing a Sustain Cup and reusing it for your daily coffee, reducing waste, and saving a few trees? That’s truly a noble purpose for your bucks.

We’re excited to offer our customers $2 Sustain Cups, in stores now. Not only are these supremely affordable—and attractive—reusable cups; they are recyclable when they reach the end of their long and laudable lives.

Did we mention you receive 25¢ off your coffee beverage when you forgo a paper cup?

Save a Tree. Save a Quarter.

Maple GibraltarMaple Gibraltar: Looks Delicious, Doesn't It?

The best espresso drinks are more than the sum of their parts. Real maple syrup, cinnamon, whole milk, and our superb espresso unite in the Maple Gibraltar that will warm you through and through.

Taste the holiday cheer in stores now!

Limoncillo JavanicaLimoncillo Javanica


Country: Nicaragua
Region: Matagalpa
Farm: Limoncillo
Elevation: 1200m
Taste Notes: Orange Blossom, Delicate Peach, Creamy, and Smooth

Javanica is a rare low-yield varietal we are honored to bring you this season. Drink this delicate coffee slowly and let its subtle peach and orange blossom whisper to you. We think you’ll like what it has to say.


While selecting the perfect coffee gifts for your friends and family this year, snag yourself a little somethin’ somethin’ too.

In Stores: earn a FREE DRINK when you buy one or more travel mugs or two or more 12oz bags of whole bean coffee. Fireside for Aunt Em. Diablo for Uncle Henry. A Maple Gibraltar for you.

Online: FREE SHIPPING on your purchase of two or more items all holiday season! George needs an AeroPress. Grab him a bag of Limoncillo Javanica too. You’ve been wanting that Clever Dripper and now you’re saving on shipping… go ahead. It’s a special time of year.



September News from Caffe Ladro

The women who run the Ortiz farm together

Granitas de Altura del Ortiz

Country: Costa Rica
Region: Dota Valley – Tarrazu
Elevation: 1900m
Taste Notes: Honey Dew, Golden Raisin, and Melted Butter

Curently 70% of our menu is Direct Trade coffee, sourced from our multiple trips to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil.

One of the sisters who runs Ortiz

It’s incredibly rewarding to experience the whole coffee journey: from picking all the way to arrival in our warehouse in burlap bags with a big Ladro logo! We take this relationship seriously and are like proud parents when new coffees arrive.

Dismas and I traveled to Costa Rica last March and tasted some amazing coffees. One special coffee we chose was from the daughters of Omar Calderon. They started and currently operate Beneficio Granitas de Altura del Ortiz. Their family has won the Cup of Excellence competition in the past and we were excited to have the opportunity to try their coffee. The daughters manage all One of the sisters who runs Ortizaspects of Beneficio and their attention to detail stands out in the cup. Dismas and I tasted over one hundred coffees on our trip and this was one of the best. We hope you enjoy this remarkable coffee.
– Jack

 Need coffee? Purchase our Granitas de Altura del Ortiz!

New Signature Drinks on our menu!


Shakerato: lungo espresso shot combined with lots of ice and a teaspoon of raw Turbinado sugar shaken together violently and strained into a small glass. This traditional Italian beverage is lightly sweet and frothy.


Gibraltar: a perfectly extracted 19g shot of espresso combined with 2oz of lightly steamed whole milk. Named after the glass it’s served in, this little beverage is basically a bridge between the macchiato and cappuccino.


Cold Brew Cooler: cold brew cut with sparkling water and poured over ice. Surprisingly different and refreshing, it’s perfect for a hot day!

Robin Williams: A Story Never ToldGMVwilliams - sm
by Dismas Smith, Head Roaster of Caffe Ladro

It was the day after the First Canadian Barista Championships, which I had judged. During the weekend I was introduced to Sammy Piccolo, who won the competition. The next morning many of us had gathered for coffee at Cafe Artigiano, the cafe owned by Sammy and his brother Vince. I was sitting with my back to the bar area and Sammy was sitting four or five people down from me. At some point Sammy says in a loud whisper “Dismas! Don’t look now…”

Read the story here.



photo 5We’re holding an Instagram photo contest during May. Beginning May 12th, each Monday we will pick our favorite Instagram photo from a fan enjoying a Caffe Ladro coffee out and about in Seattle and beyond. Each weekly winner will receive a $20 gift card good at any of our 14 locations and on our online store.

How to Enter:
Follow us @ladroroasting
Take a pic including the Ladro logo
Post your pic with #theMangoCup

Happy shooting!

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THE FINE PRINT: Submissions must include the Ladro logo somewhere in the picture. Winners will be contacted via @ladrorasting Instagram account. Out of area winners may opt to have a 12oz bag of coffee mailed to them. Winners MUST reside within the United States. Ladro reserves the right to use submitted photos. Contest EXTENDED, now ending July 14.

SCAA 2014

Green Coffee

Come say hello to us at SCAA this weekend!

Friday, April 25th

11am – 1pm: Blossom Brewer (12083)

2pm – 4pm: AlphaDominche (14126)

3pm – 5:30pm: UNIC Espresso (12083)

Saturday, April 26th

11am – 1pm: Bonavita Coffee (11041)

2:30pm – 4:30pm: Baratza (10041)

Sunday, April 27th

12:30pm – 2pm: Marco Brew Bar

1pm – 3pm: Synesso (6005)

2pm – 4pm: La Marzocco/Esp. Parts (10034)

Ethiopia Hama

Region: Kochere District, Ethiopia
Elevation: 1600 – 2500m
Varietal: Indigenous Heirloom
Taste Notes: Lemon, Hops, Milk Chocolate

Ethiopia Hama Cooperative map

What’s special about Fair Trade Organic Ethiopia Hama?

Ethiopia Hama cherries are fully washed to remove the fruit from the seeds, which are then dried on raised beds. This produces consistently high quality, delicious coffee with flavors of crisp lemon, hops, and milk chocolate.

Raised drying beds

Raised drying beds

Like wine, coffee has varietals. Coffee is indigenous to the Horn of Africa and many uncategorized heirloom varietals have grown wild in Ethiopia for thousands of years. A sip of this coffee is a sip of history.

Established in 1975, the Hama Cooperative comprises over 1,500 members who work together tirelessly to increase their coffee quality. They make group decisions about farm structure, equipment purchases, and tree maintenance, while upholding both fair trade and organic certifications.

Good Food Awards

We’re proud that this year’s Good Food Awards chose our roast of the Ethiopia Hama as a finalist! It’s our delight to share it with you.


Photos courtesy of Royal Coffee

A New Way to Decaf: Colombia Los Idolos

Los Idolos cherries, before processing

Los Idolos cherries, before processing

Region: Huila, Colombia
Elevation: 1600 – 1900m
Varietal: Caturra, Typica
Taste Notes: Honey, Mango

Many people complain that decaf coffee never tastes as good as caffeinated coffee. The highest praise a decaf coffee often receives is that it tastes like regular coffee!

What’s different about Decaf Colombia Los Idolos?

We select high quality coffee that tastes great from the start. In the Colombian village of San Agustin, sixty-four small coffee growers gathered together with the goal of producing high-quality coffee. Los Cauchos became a Fair Trade Certified cooperative in 2006 and they continue to improve their process and coffee each year. The excellent quality of Los Idolos is evidence of their passion.

Hand sorting parchment before delivering

Hand sorting parchment before delivering

The flavor of Los Idolos is preserved through meticulous care during the decaffeination process. We expertly roast in small batches to preserve the freshness and flavor of the coffee.

Our Decaf Colombia Los Idolos is great coffee!

Try it now at any of our locations or order from our online store.