If you were to ask me right now to pick my favorites to win the 2024 Brewers Cup, I would Aaron Bossett and Jamaica Myres. The two 13-year-old Seattle residents are the creators and sole proprietors of StayWoke Coffee, a coffee stand in the Columbia City area that is garnering some major attention.
As reported by Seattle’s Child, the project began as a “home-schooling summer project to make some extra spending cash,” but thanks to the teens’ dedication, StayWoke may just be here to stay. Their offer sheet is simple—pour-overs are $4—but their setup is serious. A brief perusal through their Instagram finds the duo brewing single origins from Empire Roasters using Baratza Fortés, Fellow Stagg kettles, and Kalita Waves (and a very smart denim apron). StayWoke even has a digital loyalty program where regulars can earn rewards.
The response thus far has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks to their hard work, Bosset and Myres have been able to meet celebrities like Guy Fieri and former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Marcus Trufant, per the article. The response from the community has been equally enthusiastic, and the duo says they have long-term plans of securing funding to turn their stand into a full-blown cafe.
But for now, you can find StayWoke Coffee at the corner of South Alaska Street and 31st Avenue South near the Columbia City light rail station between 6:30am and 11:00am every weekday. Or follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see where they may be popping up next. I’m telling you, the 2024 Brewers Cup is a wrap.
Top image by Amy Phung @amy.phung.