Earlier today Eater published a feature on MmmHmm Coffee, the respected pop-up turned micro-shop inside Hilliard's brewery in Ballard. Just after we published the article, MmmHmm proprietor Jon French got in touch to say he's had to shut down operations.
Apparently the shop's fervent fan base just wasn't big enough: "To be honest it was just a cash flow issue," French said via email. "We boot strapped it too much. Super proud of our product and collaboration, just didn't work out with our financial timeline. Classic startup failure."