When in Seattle drink as the locals drink.
I managed to hit up three different coffee shops while I was in Seattle. I generally order a white mocha if I'm trying a place for the first time. I prefer them hot, not to sweet, and with a clear taste of espresso.
Zeitgeist Coffee The first place I had coffee while I was there and it was also the best. I stumbled upon the coffee shop when I got lost following directions from Google Maps. I didn't really know what to expect so I went with my default of the white mocha. It was served just how I liked it and at $3 for a large it was a great deal.I wish I had the chance to go back there and try out some of their other drinks. Quick Review: Love @ Great Price Uptown EspressoI tried uptown my second day in Seattle and it was quite drab when compared to Zeitgeist. I tried a white mocha from there as well.The drink was far from bad but it almost $4 for a small. Quick Review: Like @ Over Priced El Diablo CoffeeThe final coffee shop I visited was El Diablo which was located in a section of the Queen Anne district that had the neighborhood vibe of Berkeley, CA. The shop took inspiration of Mexico's Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) and bright red chilies. I ordered a Mocha Diablo and as you can see from the picture they barista was able to draw an image of a smiling devil in the foam. The drink was the most expensive of the three at $4.5 but the peculiar surroundings and craftsmanship of the barista was worth the visit. Quick Review: Love @ Fair Price