Established in 2003, Trabant Coffee and Chai is one of Seattle’s premier “Third Wave” coffee bars. Trabant is committed to quality and fairness in all aspects of its business. It purchases only coffee beans that have scored extremely high in rigorous taste tests. Baristas undergo several months of rigorous training, culminating in a hands-on exam, before they are allowed to make drinks for customers. As a result, it was named Seattle’s best coffee house in the 2005 and 2007 citysearch.com vote.