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.

On one end, baristas manning a 3 group La Sanmarco 80’s Chrome machine take care of the orders of espressos and flat whites Kiwis are known for. It’s the other end you want to investigate: a show-stopping four-siphon bank of HARIO gold and wood siphons imported from Japan.

This is where the magic happens. There’s nothing quite like seeing water defy gravity thanks to the heat of the flames below, dance with coffee grounds, then sink back down through the filter into the siphon bulb. The siphon bulbs are delivered to your table for you to pour as you like into your cups.

Sip, savour and let it sink in.

當大多數的紐西蘭人都還在享用他們著名的Flat White時,
身為咖啡師培訓師的Lamason 先生卻已經開始致力於始虹吸咖啡的沖煮,
雖然現在虹吸咖啡在當地逐漸普遍起來,
但是來到威靈頓這咖啡之城,又怎麼不來拜訪一下這家虹吸咖啡的先驅呢。

Lamason Brew Bar位於Bond & Lombard 街安靜的一角,
這裡沒有過多的裝潢,白色的墻壁配上洋灰地和木製家具,
加上飽滿的陽光和兩扇紅色的小窗,給人些許散漫慵懶的感覺。
中分的長吧檯是這裡的特色,
一端放置了意式濃縮咖啡機,另一側則是用來沖煮虹吸咖啡。
讓你能近距離的觀賞咖啡和水在壺子里共舞。
除了主打虹吸咖啡為外,顧客還可以選擇以V60來萃取自己喜歡的豆子,
如果不想喝黑咖啡的話,這裡也有意式咖啡供你選擇。
再配上一些糕點,是一處可以好好想享受一頓簡單的下午茶的好地方。


Lamason Brew Bar
Corner of Lombard and Bond Street, Wellington, New Zealand
facebook.com/pg/Lamason-Brew-Bar-267527119927052/

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October 26, 2015

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