Seattle’s Best Coffee got its start as a combination coffee/ice cream shop on Whidbey Island, near Seattle, Washington. Jim Stewart operated his shop, called the Wet Whisker, by purchasing green coffee beans from local growers, then roasted and sold them fresh in bags or as cups of coffee.
In 1983, as the company began to expand, the coffee name was changed to Stewart Brothers. When shops were opened in Seattle, the name was changed again to Seattle’s Best Coffee in 1991.
The company was sold several times and, in 2003, was acquired by Starbucks.
The coffee is mainly sold online or at Starbucks, but there are about 20 remaining coffee shops around the US.
The corporate office lists a PO Box in Seattle, Washington.