The La Marzocco Café and Showroom inside Seattle’s KEXP Studios—winner of the 2016 Sprudgie Award for Best New Cafe—has a guest program like no other, allowing roasters from around the country to take over their space for a month to deliver their own version of a cafe experience to customers. And now the coffee bar is going Nordic. La Marzocco have announced their roaster lineup for the next year and it kicks off with Oslo’s Tim Wendelboe.

Beginning March 20th, the Scandinavian roaster will take over the space for what Wendelboe believes will be a new experience for both customers and company:

Having a residency at the La Marzocco Cafe is for us an opportunity to bring the Tim Wendelboe experience from Oslo all the way to Seattle – for an extended period of time. It means we get to showcase how we taste, brew, serve and appreciate a great cup of coffee for the first time in the US.

Stay tuned for an interview with Wendelboe next week on Sprudge, in advance of his March 20th residency.

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In conjunction with the 2017-18 cafe roster announcement, La Marzocco Home is also launching an intriguing new espresso subscription program that will mimic the showroom’s lineup. Along with a selection of coffee from the current roaster in residence, La Marzocco will also send out educational resources to subscribers—videos, brew guides, and much more. The new subscription service costs $39 a month and includes two bags of espresso each month to be delivered around the 15th.

The La Marzocco Café and Showroom guest program is one of the most ambitious of its kind, and now thanks to their new subscription program, it isn’t just limited to Seattle folks. Southerners like myself want to get in on the fun too, y’know.

For more information or to sign up for the subscription service, visit La Marzocco Home’s website here. A complete list of roasters at the La Marzocco Café and Showroom for 2017-18 can be found here—they pretty much all rule, but call me especially stoked for residencies from folks like Madcap Coffee (June), Olympia Coffee & La Fontaine de Belleville (Fall 2017), and Onyx Coffee Lab (Spring 2018).

Zac Cadwalader is the news editor at Sprudge Media Network.

*top image via La Marzocco

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