This is in response to all the postings of anti-Starbucks folk as well as those who want recommendations of good places to get coffee. I happen to like Starbucks (the coffee, not their politics and marketing strategy) and I also like Peet's, Urth, Torrefazzione, etc. but the absolute best coffee I've EVER tasted is from Cafe Ladro in Seattle (There's a branch in Queen Anne and a branch in Freemont). Unfortunately, they are local and do not mail order as of yet which is really a pity. But if you go to Seattle, try it. It beats all the above mentioned places by a long shot.