Business Spotlight: Copper Kettle Coffee Bar


Meet Christina Dong, the owner of Copper Kettle Coffee Bar in Bellevue, Washington. Offering fresh, organic free-trade coffee by Sleepy Monk Coffee from Cannon Beach and pastries from Macrina Bakery & Cafe, this cute cafe is the perfect spot to stop and enjoy the views of the garden. Enjoy snacking on a sandwich while sitting on Copper Kettle Coffee Bar’s outdoor patio. Customers love their chai lattes, scones, sandwiches, and magical location! Get to know more in this week’s Business Spotlight: Copper Kettle Coffee Bar.

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. 

What’s your favorite part about the community your business is in & why?

Copper Kettle Coffee Bar is located in the bustling tech-centered city of Bellevue, WA in the Bellevue Botanical Garden. Our oasis is a breath of fresh air and tranquility for the city folks and visitors who let us know that they are happy to see us!

Why is it important to you and your business that people #SpendLikeItMatters?

Small diverse businesses are part of the foundation of human connections in a world that is quickly becoming so physically distant. As consumers #SpendLikeItMatters at businesses like ours, they are able to support the hard work of their neighbors who are part of these small businesses which include the owners, the employees, the vendors, and much more!

As a business owner, what’s the strangest or craziest idea you’ve ever tried?

Integrating and serving my own cultural and worldly flavors into some of our drinks.

What’s something your customers may not know about you or your business?

I played on an espresso coffee cart inside my parents’ garage in the 90s as a kid when my mom’s dream was to open her own coffee stand. Her dream never reached outside those garage doors but in some ways it did! 

What are some of your favorite local businesses and why?

Eastside Businesses that I love to support that I can see the owners’ passion coming alive:

Bellden Cafe, Cafe Cesura, Cafe Aloe, Royal Bakehouse, Wildflour GlutenFree Bakery, Mercato Stellina Pizzeria, Gilbert’s on Main, Hakka House, Mix Poke Bar.


1 response to “Business Spotlight: Copper Kettle Coffee Bar”

  1. Thank you for the most amazing oat milk chai latte!! Located within the botanical gardens for a beautiful place to enjoy!

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