This isn’t a café you’d accidentally stumble on. Nestled on the quiet corner of Bond & Lombard St., Lamason Brew Bar serves cups of espresso and filter coffee brewed using the V60 too, but its claim to game is its passionate focus on the siphon coffee-making method.
Opened in 2011 by Dave Lamason, formerly Peoples Coffee’s barista trainer, the brew bar isn’t the only café in Wellington to offer siphon-brewed coffee. However, once you find it (tucked under a parking building) and enter, you’ll understand its appeal and loyal following.
Bold red window frames invite you to peer in. While there is some seating outdoors, it’s inside that you want to be, the better to see the theatrical “performance” of brewing coffee using a siphon at the bar. In fact, the bar takes up nearly the entire length of the interior.Continue Reading "Lamason Brew Bar, Wellington"