2014/08/25

Osmium Coffee Bar (Lake view, Redline/Belmont)



OSMIUM COFFEE BAR
La Marzocco - LINEA 2 Groups
Espresso: 酸,強烈,微甜
AD:有趣新咖啡體驗,友善的吧台手,巨大的空間
DIS: 冷氣太強了,要記得外套;Wifi 免費但是慢



這個夏天 Redline/Belmont 西邊 

新開幕了OSMIUM COFFEE BAR

稍稍填補了芝加哥這個區域的咖啡真空


Dark Matter Coffee 長出來的新分支
(姐妹店:STAR LOUNGE 和 Dark Matter Coffee

一直對這個系統有很好的印象

第一次拜訪 Star Lounge 
就很開心的和吧台手大聊 非洲豆子近況和 Geisha在芝加哥的風潮

這家店的出來的人 了解咖啡但是不snob,點頭


打開 OSMIUM 的大門

很明顯的可以感受到她和另外兩家姐妹點的血緣


1. 有個像一般酒吧的吧台(Star Lounge)




3. 加上風格特殊的牆面(DARK MATTER)



3. Wifi code 和 Star Lounge 一樣 『lifeonmars』

笑!我猜到了誒


4. 更讓人熟悉的是

親切熱情的吧台手

要了份意式咖啡基礎的 espresso

隨著 sparking water 送上

............好像是之前喝過的

爽爽朋友,B子 很喜歡的 Unicorn Blood blend

嗯,還是一樣好喝



一邊感受口腔裡 espresso 的酸和香

一邊翻閱著桌上的 咖啡簡介

吧台手走了過來 :『Guatemala...』SAN JERONIMO MIRAMAR

放了杯 drip coffee 在我桌上

嗯,是瓜地馬拉

郭老闆形容為 火山的強烈風味,口腔充滿

嗯,好酸啊


隔了一陣子,吧台手又走了過來 :『Bear Barrel Aging Coffee』


咦!竟然有這玩意

去年才在 Champaign IL 發現了 Wine Barrel Aging Coffee !!

好友 BG 很喜歡這支!

今天遇到了新的處理法!!!

聽吧台手說在 coffee aging 之前

這個桶子在 Goose Island 陳放過 Bear 和 Blueberry.



BARREL-AGING PROGRAM source

“Barrel-aging coffee is not a new process. Historically, coffees were transported using vessels such as salt or pickle barrels during overseas journeys. Today, barrel-aging has become a more deliberate and artistic way to modify and reshape the characteristics of a coffee. From a culinary perspective, coffee is an extremely complex ingredient that we want to explore in as many iterations as possible. Barrel-aging has shown extraordinary results.

Raw coffee is essentially a dried grain. When introduced to high-moisture conditions, the coffee absorbs the nuances of its surrounding environment like a sponge.  Whatever spirit or concoction previously stored in the barrel will have a profound effect on the coffee.  With time, the flavors in the barrel develop and intensify, so we must monitor these coffees consistently. The larger batch number of our barrel-aged series will dictate the length of time spent within the barrel. “
相當特別~

舊航海時代的咖啡舊是這個味道嗎??

乾脆叫它  Caribbean coffee 吧 

真想試試在 pickle barrel 陳過的咖啡

不過記得以前讀過

曼特寧咖啡的特殊風味就是來自類似的過程
(在遠洋貨運中當壓艙物)

這隻咖啡,明顯的啤酒花味

幾乎蓋掉了 coffee 自己的 aroma 

但口感確實是咖啡

有趣!!下次要等口腔乾淨的時候再試