Zoka Cafe is a no-nonsense coffee roasting business that specializes in high quality coffees and teas. Owner Jeff Babcock stresses the importance of "fresh-raosted coffee that is only minutes out of the roaster, not out of a vacuum sealed bag." This Kirkland location, one of three in the Seattle area, offers an atmosphere typically buzzing with activity. Tables along the front windows are filled with customers at their laptops, while large tree trunk tables in the center of the room invite guests to sit together to enjoy great coffee and good conversation. The Kirkland shop features the Single Origin Espresso Bar that employs the state-of-the-art "Slayer" espresso machine, one of only a handful currently in the industry. A selection of pastries and sandwiches are also available at the counter.