February’s Artist

For the month of February, C & P is proud to have the work of artist Erika Rimmer. Erika is a self-taught Seattle-based visual artist known for her work with fluid acrylic paint.

Her abstract paintings are inspired by forms and motions found in nature. For her work she uses “paint-pouring” techniques that are difficult to control and result in unpredictable patterns, reflecting the chaos and randomness inherent in the structure of the universe on a macro and micro level.

She works as a graphic designer when she isn’t painting.

Instagram: @erika.rimmer.art

January Artist, Audrey Zemke

For the month of January, C & P is displaying the photography of AUDREY ZEMKE.

Audrey has been taking pictures most of her life influenced by her parents who often had a camera in their hands.

She likes taking pictures with strong lines in them. The geometric styles of Frank Lloyd Wright’s windows and buildings are a strong influence her photos. She likes taking pictures of things that fool the eye.

She started playing with the desire to tell a story in one picture a few years ago. She wondered what items were necessary to get the story across. She is influenced by still life paintings and the desire to capture memories visually. Her still life images in this group are collected or observed. Some are more personal.

She lives in West Seattle with her husband.
She works with a digital camera and pictures that are not digitally altered.

The Sea-Town Podcast

My friend, Christian Harris, Owner and Managing Broker of Sea-Town Real Estate, recently interviewed me for his podcast. He created Sea-Town Podcast to help tell the stories of Seattle based businesses, entrepreneurs and those involved in the community who are making an impact. I really appreciate what he is doing and was honored to participate. Here is a link to the interview.


We Heart West Seattle Benefit Party

C & P is excited to announce our first annual benefit party for Westside Baby https://westsidebaby.org/, the West Seattle Food Bank https://westseattlefoodbank.org/ and West Seattle Helpline http://wshelpline.org/.

There will be food, games, a silent auction, and live music.

Tickets are $25.00 and will be available at the coffee shop and at brown paper tickets. Online Sales begin August 14th, 2019

We hope you can join us in supporting this fun, community event that will support great local causes!

Westside Baby Diaper Drive

Mothers Day is coming, so let’s Help Westside Baby by Donating Diapers!


Did you know that 1 in 3 families in America struggle to afford diapers for their children? Without an adequate supply of diapers, many babies are forced to sit in dirty diapers for hours on end, making them more vulnerable to diaper rash, infections, and abuse.

Did you know…

Diapers can’t be purchased using Food Stamps or any other form of government assistance?

Diapers cost up to $100 per month, per baby?

Babies without diapers can be turned away from childcare and moms without childcare can’t go to work?

The fact that this is the reality for so many families is simply unacceptable. I invite you to join me and become a part of the solution by supporting my diaper drive on behalf of WestSide Baby.

WestSide Baby is a nonprofit organization that works to address these issues by providing essential items to local children in need by collecting and distributing diapers, clothing and equipment. I am hosting a diaper drive of my own to help them serve more than 38,000 children this year!

Please bring us a package of diapers to the coffee shop (cash donations are welcome too!)

Thank you in advance for supporting this important diaper drive! Together, we can keep our children safer, healthier, and happier. Please contact candpco@candpcoffee.com if you have any questions.


C & P Coffee Company
5612 California Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98136



Happy New Year!

Greetings and Happy New Year!

Pete, Maddy, Ty and I just returned from a friend’s wedding in Thailand. It was a thrilling trip filled with beautiful colors, enticing flavors and elephants! It was also a wonderful opportunity to reflect, with gratitude, upon the fantastic events of 2018.

It was exactly a year ago that our beloved building was unexpectedly put on market for over a million dollars. Our future seemed bleak and uncertain. I would have never guessed, in those dark January days, that our community would come together to save us. It was during that time, that Pete and I developed new friendships and reinforced old ones. Friends, neighbors and family members rallied to help us, boost our confidence and commit to a new vision for our small business. I will be forever changed by those moments.
The celebration party we had on Father’s day was so much fun. The sun shined on the taco truck in the back yard, kids were running around and the beer was flowing. It was awesome to raise a glass with everyone and toast to our future.

As I look to the new year, I am excited to continue our efforts to support the West Seattle Food Bank, Helpline and West Side Baby. I look forward to hearing your music, poems, paintings and learning more about YOUR hopes, dreams and desires. We are always looking to find new ways to engage with our community and hope you will continue to help us towards this goal.

So three cheers to a new year. Another chance to connect with old friends and hopefully make some new ones.
With love and gratitude,
Cam and Pete