Trabant Coffee and Chai

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Trabant Coffee and Chai was a two-location coffeehouse company based in University District, Seattle with another location Downtown Seattle.


Trabant was founded in 2003.[1] The characteristic decor of both locations was older-looking furnishings with prominent large investment on coffee-making apparatus.[2]

Trabant's location in the University District, located inside the historic Neptune Theatre, was closed in 2015.[3] Trabant was sold to Slate Coffee Roasters in 2015.[4]


CitySearch named Trabant as the best coffee in Seattle in 2005, 2007, and 2008.[2] The target demographic of customer has been categorized as "coffee nerds" and the locations have been categorized as "labs".[2]

In University District, many of the patrons were students[5] and "local weirdos".[6] The downtown location attracts office workers.[7]


  1. ^ "Trabant Coffee unveils Laika, a Soviet-Spaceflight inspired lounge". 
  2. ^ a b c "Trip Report: Trabant Coffee & Chai". May 22, 2010. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  3. ^ Kiley, Brendan (November 14, 2014). "Trabant Coffee Gets the Boot for STG Expansion in the Neptune Building". The Stranger. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ Billups, Sara (November 12, 2015). "In Seattle, Slate Coffee’s Expansion Is All In The Family". Sprudge. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  5. ^ Wu, Doris (April 30, 2007). "Try a Tasting at Trabant Coffee". Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  6. ^ Sinclair, Llewellyn (June 17, 2011). "Sprudge Guides Seattle: Chief Sealth, Tiny Mummies, And The Coffee City of Yesterday…Today!". Sprudge. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 
  7. ^ Allison, Melissa (October 21, 2009). "Coffee City - Trabant Coffee sales down in Pioneer Square, where retailers worry about prospect of Elliott Bay Book Co. moving". The Seattle Times. Retrieved November 15, 2011. 

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