Our Quest
Our Name

Zuka was an initial misnomer for our cat who appeared, ghost-like, one foggy September evening. Darting out of the bushes and chasing passers-by, he walked right into a local cafe and up to the barista, bringing 50 people to momentary stunned silence ... then laughter. A stray, we adopted him immediately, singing "your name is Zuka" to calm him in the 20 mile ride to Edmonds.

We liked the name and did an internet search for ‘zuka’ and it revealed that in Swahili, it means “to suddenly appear, as if from nowhere.” The definition implies surprise, creation, mystery, and wonder. It is in this same spirit that we bring ZuKafe to the community of Edmonds, Washington.