Served Blog Banner Boy: Q&A with barista Seth Roth of Hop Coffee

By Ron Swarner on September 22, 2014

Every week we swap out the Served banner art above, introducing you to the people who serve food and drinks in the South Sound. This week, meet Seth Roth.

Server Banner Boy, Sept. 22-28, 2014

Seth Roth

Seth Roth has been singing since the age of 5. The Tacoma singer-songwriter grew up on Steve Perry and Lou Gramm, but has one solid foot in the Bob Dylan and Neil Young camp. Roth has been serving coffee at Harmon's Hop Coffee since the day it opened inside the Harmon Tap Room in Tacoma's Stadium District. Hop Coffee combines beans from Bluebeard Coffee Roasters with sweetened coffee syrups developed by Melina Eshinski, pastry chef for Harmon Brewing Co. Drop by Hop Coffee and have a cup. Be sure to ask Roth about his 8 p.m. show at Cork! A Wine Bar Sept. 27.

Why do you serve?

"Because I like interaction with people. I am a people person. I like to be able to provide a genuine experience for any person that comes into an establishment that I am a part of."

Who is your favorite server in the South Sound?

"Amy Hiibel from Bluebeard Coffee Roasters. She is just amazing at what she does."

What are you most proud to serve?

"I am most proud to serve a cappuccino."

What's your current drink of choice?

"An Old Fashioned - I'm keeping it classy."

Favorite movie?

"That's such a hard question. ... Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock."

What don't you serve?


What's on your radar at Hop Coffee?

"The biggest thing right now is our Amber Harvest latte. It's a great mix of the Harmon's Amber Expedition beer and our pumpkin spice flavor. And it will be a great drink for the quickly approaching fall."

LINK: Meet other South Sound servers