Sharpening Those Coffee Skills

The Rebel team has spent so much time talking about coffee at the office, we thought it would be a great idea to take a class together.  

Luckily, we knew some people at  Bar Nine Collective in Culver City and they happily obliged.

I learned some great tips, a lot about consistency and the technical aspects of brewing.  Really made me appreciate the craft more (if that was even possible).  

 This very cool looking handmade bean roaster.

This very cool looking handmade bean roaster.

 The prettiest rose-gold coffee grinder.

The prettiest rose-gold coffee grinder.

 Freshly ground coffee.

Freshly ground coffee.

 Cupping line-up.

Cupping line-up.

 Fancy espresso machines look other-worldly.

Fancy espresso machines look other-worldly.

 Peter, our super friendly and knowledgeable barista teacher.

Peter, our super friendly and knowledgeable barista teacher.

 My first pour-over coffee involving a scale (I don't have one at home).

My first pour-over coffee involving a scale (I don't have one at home).

 Beautiful bags of coffee.

Beautiful bags of coffee.

 Hand calligraphed bags of beans.  

Hand calligraphed bags of beans.  

Flash of brilliance: I'm all for running an agency out of a coffee space.  Seems very conducive to work conversations, keeping energy levels up and taking meetings, don't you think?