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Photo of first Puget Sound espresso cart appearance: Edmonds, 1979
Posted by Melissa Allison
After this morning's story about the lack of coffee carts in Seattle, Jack Kuo at La Marzocco e-mailed this photo of the first appearance of the first espresso cart -- at the 1979 Edmonds Arts Festival. Check out the full story for more about the cart and the guys who created it.
Updated 4:35 p.m: Kuo says you can see the espresso machine that was on the cart (a CMA-made Cafetema) and other antique machines at La Marzocco's new space in Ballard: 1553 NW Ballard Way. "Yup, people stop by all the time but, depending on when, people might not necessarily be fully available," he said.
Update 2/24/2010: Seattle architect Bill Fuller contacted me to say he designed a cart that debuted in L.A. in 1978, and the artist who ran it -- Arlene Golant -- gave details.
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