Box House

With legendary characters and community building in mind. We are proud to support the Greater Northwest Chapter of the MS Society.

In the early 1900’s, box houses were the setting for plenty of seedy activities, serving as theaters, gambling houses, traditional watering holes. Most of these establishments were located in what is now Seattle’s Pioneer Square District, and while each box house was different, they all had one thing in common: you could always count on finding a cup of coffee.

Brew a mug and learn about one of the colorful characters who crafted the box house scene and wrote the story of Seattle at the time.

Doc Maynard was Seattle’s first physician, merchant, and justice of the peace. This medium roast is a delicious tribute to his knack for smoothly negotiating with anyone and everyone.

John Considine was a known family man with strict values, and would deal cards, but never play. He would sell liquor, but never drink. This mild, friendly, decaf blend is an apt namesake for Considine.

Lou Graham was Seattle’s first madam, an entrepreneur at heart. Her strong, sultry, statement-making reputation was the perfect inspiration for this bold, dark roast.

With legendary characters and community building in mind, we bring you Box House Coffee. Honoring gathering together and giving, we are proud to support the Greater Northwest
Chapter of the MS Society, with a donation of $1 per bag sold.

Here is one small example of the difference you will make:

 “I cannot thank you enough for the grant for $500 for the ramp that now allows me to leave our home or come in whether I’m using my walker or wheelchair. It is truly liberating!”


“I had tears in my eyes when I crossed the finish line at Walk MS this year! The walking poles you gave me allowed me to do the WHOLE three miles! I am going to suggest the walking poles class to my support group and plan to be there myself because I can’t wait to see what else they can teach me about my new walking poles!”


“Thank you for my stair lift. I can go up and down stairs as much as I want! It used to take me 35 minutes to climb the stairs but now I can do it in less than a minute. Thank you for my newfound freedom and independence and allowing me to enjoy my home again.”

Box House Coffee is private labeled for us at Agora.
You can see more information about our Box House Coffee roasts  here.