About Us

how we got here

Barry Faught hails from the expansive farm fields and deep blue skies of Idaho. His father, Bill Bailey, was a radio DJ and local celebrity in Boise. After college, Barry ended up in the family business of broadcasting, but his yearning for independence and adventure eventually led him to the evergreen city of Seattle. The big city was full of great music, delicious food, inclusive communities, eco-friendly living, and so many coffee shops. Visiting cafes went from hobby to obsession.

In 2008, Broadcast Coffee opened its first cafe on Yesler and 20th, named in honor of his dad’s lifelong passion for radio. The goal from the get-go was to spread love and acceptance through hospitality and delicious drinks. Our logo was created with a subtle nod to our values, our history, and the positive future we’re working to foster.

Broadcast sources boutique coffees from family farms & cooperatives. We purchase coffee equitably and value building relationships over profit, affording us rare and delicious options year round. We roast for balance and sweetness with a focus on consistency offering a dark roast, a few light roasts, and a lot of medium roasts. Like a great bar, there’s something for everyone.

​Barry is living the dream with three cafes, a bakery, a stellar roasting team, and a growing community of friends, baristas, and business owners who drink and serve Broadcast coffee.