West Seattle businesses: Happy 10th, Hotwire Online Coffeehouse!

September 4, 2012 at 9:53 pm | In West Seattle news, WS beverages | 7 Comments

In a cozy century-old ex-carriage house on the north edge of The Junction, Lora Swift and her Hotwire Online Coffeehouse team are celebrating 10 years in business. If you’ve been there, you know it’s not just a coffee shop/Internet café with tasty drinks and eats – it’s a nerve center, a touchstone, a launch pad. (As our first sponsor, Hotwire helped WSB get off the ground!) Lora launched herself out of a corporate career to get Hotwire started in 2002, and over the years has become involved in much more than beverage purveyorship – to name just one offshoot, there’s the annual West Seattle Outdoor Movies series in the adjacent courtyard. The crowd on this year’s finale night (August 25th) was wall-to-wall:

If you weren’t at Hotwire today to say “happy 10th,” no worries, the party continues. You even might check on the availability of the T-shirt Lora designed to honor the occasion – see it here – and to celebrate the community she enriches.


  1. Happy 10th! Love Hotwire and Lora is so hospitable and nice. She goes out of her way to make people happy with their drinks. Congrats!

    Comment by hotwire — 10:17 pm September 4, 2012 #

  2. So happy to hear this! Lora and crew have been ever so kind to my son, whenever he stopped in on his way home. Thank you for your kind spirit!

    Comment by Happy for Hotwire — 10:47 pm September 4, 2012 #

  3. 10 years already?!?


    Lora and Hotwire are a wonderful, supportive, asset to the community!


    Happy Anniversary!



    Comment by miws — 6:54 am September 5, 2012 #

  4. Congratulations Hotwire! Love your coffee innovations, friendly staff, techie touches (like texted orders!) & the computers/printer. That printer has saved me more than once.
    Every visit is a treat!
    Love, loyal customer

    Comment by JennyB — 8:23 am September 5, 2012 #

  5. Hotwire has the best coffee in Seattle!

    Comment by Sonic — 12:51 pm September 5, 2012 #

  6. Aside from being a successful business owner for ten years, Lora has been effective community builder. West Seattle is lucky to have her and Hotwire.

    Comment by public administrator — 1:31 pm September 5, 2012 #

  7. Lora is such a fantastic person and the whole crew at Hotwire is beyond amazing !

    Comment by Moe — 6:15 pm September 5, 2012 #

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