Now a Seattle coffee institution, Caffe Ladro opened its first location in 1994 right next to Starbucks. People ask about the company name origin which is Italian for coffee thief. When Caffe Ladro opened up the intention was to pinch customers with the best Seattle coffee and staff. Ladro has always valued sustainably and ethically produced coffee. Caffe Ladro is the largest chain in the country serving only Fair Trade coffee.