Cloud City Coffee opened in 2002 when Jill Killen saw a need for a community gathering place in the family-rich Maple Leaf neighborhood located in northeast Seattle. Armed with a passion for coffee since an early age (she actually drank coffee starting as an infant), she and a business partner decided to take the plunge into the coffee business and set out to find the perfect spot – landing in the shadow of the Maple Leaf water tower. The plan was to provide quality food and coffee, and respond to the community in terms of what Cloud City would offer…and hope it worked! Since then, Cloud City has evolved into the “town hall of Maple Leaf” with a following of regular customers who make each day feel like home. The menu has expanded, and the coffee program have evolved as Jill and the team at Cloud City have taken the time to learn more about making a perfect cup of coffee through further education and the beginnings of Cloud City Coffee Roasting.