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.

C & P is excited to announce our first annual benefit party for Westside Baby, the West Seattle Food Bank and West Seattle Helpline

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!

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 if you have any questions.


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


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

Join us for an evening of incredible food at our annual Paella party to benefit West Seattle Helpline.

Joey Serquinia, second executive chef of The Harvest Vine, will present a paella feast. All ticket sales benefit West Seattle Helpline.

TICKETS $25.00

Ticket price includes paella and one drink.


Tickets can be purchased at C & P Coffee

5612 California Avenue SW

or R.S.V.P. to:


The West Seattle Helpline is a nonprofit social service agency offering emergency assistance for our West Seattle and White Center neighbors.

5612 California Ave SW



Pealla Helpline art auction Poster 2018

It is with the most profound gratitude that we can say we have raised the funds needed to purchase and preserve the coffee house.

Thousands of us stood together to say that community matters, and that a true community space like the coffee house is worth saving. That same spirit and kindness has always made C & P what it is.

All those who gave through the GoFundMe or by other means directly contributed to our effort to save C & P. From the countless friends and Neighbors who gave hundreds to the Fairmount Park student who shyly slid a dollar across the bar; every donation mattered. Please know with pride that we couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to building friendships and community with you for many years to come

This effort would not have been possible without the advice and expertise of so many from our community. Although resolute, Cam and I were over our heads many times during this process. Our motto was; “They don’t know the amateurs they’re dealing with!” Although there are too many to thank here, we would like to especially acknowledge our lawyers Eric and Brock, John Babauta and HomeStreet Bank, and our dear friend and broker Roger Steiner of RSVP Real Estate. Thanks also to our incredible C & P crew for putting up with us during this process.  We couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Kindnss has always been the cornerstone of C& P.  For 15 years we have opened our doors and welcomed a neighborhood in. But it wasn’t until the place was in Jeopardy that Cam and I truly learned what community means. Your kindness and commitment has shown us clearly that the coffee house is more than four walls. It is a place where neighbors meet and strangers become friends. It is a place where music and poetry and art are essential. It is a place where social justice is expected and fought for. It is a warm cozy room on a cold day. It is a home. It is YOUR home.

With much love and gratitude,

Cam and Pete