Taylor Maid Farms Opens New Bay Area Digs!

TMF’s brew bar will feature Aero Press, Chemex, Hario Pour Overs and French Press offerings.

Happy opening day to our friends at Taylor Maid Farms in Sebastopol, California. For those of you not familiar with that area of Northern California, it’s some of the most beautiful land I’ve ever seen, hitched right alongside the famous Napa Valley.

Jessica Borrayo, (Accounting) Chris Cooper (Lead Barista) and Alisse McBratney (Director of Retail Operations & Education) in front of Taylor Maid Farm’s new space.

Jessica Borrayo, (Accounting) Chris Cooper (Lead Barista) and Alisse McBratney (Director of Retail Operations & Education) in front of Taylor Maid Farm’s new space.

The doors to Taylor Maid Farms’ Organic Coffee Bar & Roastery at The Barlow in Sebastopol opened this morning.

Reclaimed wood and exposed metal combine to form an industrial vibe in the 7,200 square foot Coffee Bar & Roastery.  The build-out began in May 2012 and has incorporated ample reclaimed wood from owner Chris Martin’s farm in Occidental, California.
Taylor Maid Farms’ new coffee bar incorporates reclaimed wood from owner Chris Martin’s farm.

Taylor Maid Farms’ new coffee bar incorporates reclaimed wood from owner Chris Martin’s farm.

In keeping with The Barlow’s theme of showcasing food production, coffee connoisseurs visiting Taylor Maid’s new cafe may observe roasting and packaging from the coffee bar’s mezzanine level. As a community resource for coffee education, Taylor Maid Farms’ new location features regular coffee tastings, public tours, and barista training classes.
TMF’s brew bar will feature Aero Press, Chemex, Hario Pour Overs and French Press offerings.

TMF’s brew bar features AeroPress, Chemex, Hario Pour Overs, and French Press offerings.

The menu highlights espresso-based-beverages and hand-brewed coffee along with sweet and savory treats from local vendors such as Criminal Baking Co. and Howards Café. All drinks are 100% organic and feature ingredients from Straus Family Creamery and Tcho Chocolate.
Custom metal work created by a local artist.

Custom metal work created by a local artist.

While the company began offering espresso drinks last year at a small cart in their retail store, this is Taylor Maid Farms’ first full size coffee bar since its founding in 1993.
Taylor Maid Farm’s Coffee Bar features a 2 group La Marzocco Strada.

Taylor Maid Farm’s Coffee Bar features a 2 group La Marzocco Strada.

 “With the undertaking of the Coffee Bar at Barlow, we have an opportunity to share what we love and build a deeper connection with the community that has supported us all these years,” explains General Manager Rob Daly.
Merchandise displayed in vintage apple boxes to represent Sebastopol, CA’s apple heritage.

Merchandise displayed in vintage apple boxes to represent Sebastopol, CA’s apple heritage.

Director of Retail and Education, Alisse McBratney says, “I am thrilled to finally see the fruits of this labor and the amount of passion and heart we have put into building this department of Taylor Maid Farms has been incredibly exciting.”
 TMF baristas post-cupping session: from left to right: Bill Bell, Jin Albrecht, Sheens Urie, Max Bretzke (behind), Mic Hawk, Laurel Driedger, Shawna Jenkins and Patrick Malone.

TMF baristas post-cupping session: from left to right: Bill Bell, Jin Albrecht, Sheens Urie, Max Bretzke (behind), Mic Hawk, Laurel Driedger, Shawna Jenkins and Patrick Malone.

The Coffee Bar is located at 6790 McKinley Avenue, Suite 170 and will be open Monday through Thursday from 6am-7pm, Friday and Saturday from 6am-9pm, and Sunday from 7am-7pm.

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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.