The Coffee Enhancement Lounge

Sarah Dooley and the crew at Visions Espresso in Seattle have done a spectacular job with the Coffee Enhancement Lounge, which I finally got to see in person last weekend when I went to Seattle for a Jam that Sarah had organized in the space. It’s small but super efficient, with sleek counter tables that can be moved around the room to brewing stations (it’s tricked out with an Aurelia, a Linea, a GS/3, a Clover, a Synesso, and lots more). She designed the quietly stylish space around a swatch of swank wallpaper that is an antique-y blend of navy and sage brown. It’s awesome. See it for yourself!

And the jam was pretty great, too. The group was small but uber geeky, and so predictably, the conversations were pretty far out there, and everyone seemed stimulated. We’ll feature some more news from the jam, as well as the Smackdown at Victrola that followed that evening in the next issue of Barista Mag, but here are some photos to give you an idea of what went down…

Perry, who roasts for Victrola in Seattle, discussed different roast profiles of single origin coffees with the group.

Perry, who roasts for Victrola in Seattle, discussed different roast profiles of single origin coffees with the group.

Mark, a.k.a. Mr. Synesso, discussed PID with the jam participants.

Mark, a.k.a. Mr. Synesso, discussed PID with the jam participants.

The view across the table...

The view across the table...

Michael Elvin took some grinders apart during his machine maintenance class. Here, participants gather around to have a look into the bowels of a Super Jolly.

Michael Elvin took some grinders apart during his machine maintenance class. Here, participants gather around to have a look into the bowels of a Super Jolly.

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.