Patrick Dempsey


UPDATE: With regards to his Q&A with, Patrick Dempsey tells E! News exclusively: "My comments about selling pot at Tully's were obviously in jest. We are not selling pot but do have a great triple shot latte."


Patrick Dempsey is bringing his signature charm to the Seattle coffee business.  

The sexy Grey's Anatomy star recently outbid Starbucks to purchase the coffee conglomerate Tully's, forking over a cool $9.15 million for the java empire. 

Dempsey discussed his latest business venture with in a Q&A session, in which he said he "wanted to bring Tully's back to life." 

"Neighborhood coffee shops are an important part of people's lives—it's a part of your everyday ritual," the charming actor said. "I want to become a certified barista and work in the stores."

And we certainly wouldn't mind ordering our morning coffee from McDreamy.

The father of three also confessed he downs five (!) cups of joe a day, but said the caffeine "doesn't really affect" him anymore.

"Coffee is good for your mind—it's basically a legalized drug," he explained. "The next step is selling marijuana, of course." 

Well, we certainly weren't expecting the marijuana market to be Dempsey's next business venture. But would he actually consider a pickup window for your morning pot?

"There's a business model there," he said. "You could present it in a beautiful, elegant way: a Michelin-starred coffee shop where you can get marijuana," he quipped. 

Talk about taking your coffee to the highest standard. 

(Originally published on May 16, 2013 at 11:42 a.m. PDT)

  • Share
  • Tweet
  • Share

We and our partners use cookies on this site to improve our service, perform analytics, personalize advertising, measure advertising performance, and remember website preferences. By using the site, you consent to these cookies. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our Cookie Policy.