Maple Leaf’s Cloud City Coffee now has a sister store on Queen Anne – El Diablo Coffee Company. The Queen Anne coffee shop was purchased this week by Jill Killen, who started Cloud City 10 years ago. She bought the 12-year-old El Diablo from former owner Terri Sullivan.
Jill Killen, owner of Cloud City Coffee, and now of El Diablo Coffee Company on Queen Anne, at the Capucas Coffee Plantation in Honduras last March. Photo courtesy Cloud City Coffee
“Terri built a great coffee shop and was very connected to the community,” Killen said. “I am really excited to get to know the people of Queen Anne.” From her press release:
The staff at El Diablo will remain the same and the menu will continue to include Cuban food and drinks. Additionally, Killen plans to expand the food offerings significantly and incorporate some of the Cloud City Coffee favorites such as morning glory muffins, breakfast sandwiches and quiche at breakfast. For lunch, made-to-order sandwiches and wraps, fresh salads and homemade soups will be added with a Cuban roast sandwich featured. The in-house bakery in Maple Leaf will also supply cookies, pies, coffee cake, and their famous coconut bread.
The drink menu will expand with a full espresso bar, drip coffee and chai tea. Specialty single-cup brewing methods will be offered on the new pour-over bar. In Maple Leaf, expect to see Cuban toast and Mexican hot chocolate show up on the menu soon.
El Diablo is located at 1811 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Killen plans to begin begin hosting free public cuppings in the near future at El Diablo. Similar to the concept of wine tasting, cuppings focus on education along with tasting and rating single-origin coffees.
Like Cloud City, El Diablo will be serving Tony’s Coffee, a small roaster in Bellingham in business since 1971. Tony’s is featured in many coffee shops as well as PCC Natural Markets.
On July 12, El Diablo will be the guest barista at the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market and will also be hosting a coffee cupping at the Chef’s tent the following week on July 19. There will be free coffee at treats at Queen Anne Days (July 14th) outside of the coffee shop as well.
(Post from Maple Leaf Life)