Seattle Coffee Gear was started by a man who simply wanted one thing: To brew a good cup of coffee, in his own home. Tired of making what he called “coffee-water,” this gentleman went on a mission to find a machine to his liking. When he turned up nothing, Seattle Coffee Gear was born. Today, the retailer sells the machines and the beans. Plus, a nice selection of grinders, roasters and even specialty teas. In the event of a coffee emergency (i.e. your machine breaks), you can rely on their expert repair team to fix it in a jiff. Starbucks does. Yes, the company is an authorized repair center for Starbucks’ machines. So, whether through sale or repair, this retailer is responsible for the morning java of billions of folks. A hefty responsibility. But Seattle Coffee is up to the task!