More of an espresso bar kind of place that also wants to serve brew coffee in a quick way? A fast-paced and high volume brewed coffee setting?
Agree 100%. I formerly brewed two 48oz press pots filtered through Swissgolds into Airpots. 11 months ago quit using Airpots totally switching to individual brewed to order pour over station for "house" coffees. Lost some customers, but as word spread gained more than was lost.
Even after sitting 1/2 to 3/4 of an hour, no matter the brewing method the coffee will go flat, no matter how its heated.
I like the pour over bar better in those cases, maybe not as fast as the Airpots, but I feel fresher and better quality.
Maybe a Clover is the best option out of all of them.There is a time and place for a sit down setting. We have a sitdown setting. Yet most early morning customers aren't here to sit, they are here to get ther coffee to take to work so they don't have to drink the office coffee swill. Not all, we go through a fair amount of porcelain orders in the morning too, but more paper ToGo. The US culture is NOT European culture.
Over all, non-espresso brewed coffee takes much more time to brew and is best served like tea, in a place with sit-down setting (vac-pot, cafesolo, and French press by order)... but I guess if you really want to use airpots and/or pour overs to offer and alternative to espresso, then you need to weigh out these second best options.
It should be obvious, but I can make it more clear as this seems to be what you want.
Some coffee cultures seem to be bent on playing/cashing in on the worse aspects of modern culture and turn coffee into a commodity that is part of a quick-fix personal treat life-style. I believe this shows coffee great disrespect, as historically it gave much more back the the community.
"Quality coffee is meant to build community, inspire creative expression, and drive us to social responsibility." - Kayakman
When coffee is turned into a just a commodity or even gourmet commodity sold in paper cups and in drive-thrus, something central to what the bean has to offer us is lost. We all loss big time when the bean is pimped out.
Never the less... mike is sadly right, sometimes the coffee culture is so strongly one way that there is nothing that can be done but to join in and cash in like the rest. best just to go with the flow and not question it right?
Deferio said:Some of us still respect coffee and want to see it give more back to the communities around us than a quick fix. In some coffee cultures $$$ speak louder than core values... so you do what you have to do I guess.
What is that supposed to suggest?