Monthly Archives: January 2010

Four Barrel Espresso Bar GS/3 and Versalab

La Marzocco GS/3 and Versalab M3 Grinder

Every once in a while you experience and enjoy something that you could never afford on your own, that is beyond your reach to possess. That experience came to me today at Four Barrel Coffee.

Four Barrel has recently set up an espresso bar exclusively dedicated to single origin espresso, and dedicated space and the best of equipment to the art of Espresso. When I say dedicated I mean the bar is set apart from the rest of the coffee operation in the café. The bar is equipped with a La Marzocco GS/3,the $7K lust machine of the home espresso fanatic. Grinding the bean to an amazing fluff is a Versalab M3 Grinder which is such a true work of art, Versalab should win a prize for their craftsmanship.

Today, Barista Matthew mastered the equipment, producing a shot of Sidamo that, for me at least, produced a nice berry flavor, buttery body / mouthfeel, with a clean aftertaste. A memorable shot to be sure. I thought about the experience for the rest of the day. And, as we say in the legal business, this motion followed.

Stop by Four Barrel, belly up to the bar, drink a shot to the espresso gods, and say thanks to Four Barrel for providing these tremendous resources.

© 2010 all rights reserved Pat Riggs


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