Press Coffee Bar Presses Ahead at New Location in Dayton


The brand new Press Coffee location in Dayton’s Belmont neighborhood. All pictures courtesy of Press Coffee.

Coffee could quickly not be the one fruit that will get pressed earlier than it makes its means into cups on the new Press Coffee Bar within the Belmont neighborhood of Dayton, Ohio. If and when the license is authorized by state authorities, Press Coffee’s menu will develop to incorporate a wine program as effectively.

But whereas Press Coffee Co-Founder Brett Barker is worked up about creating a wine checklist that he mentioned can be “extraordinarily curated and targeted on small producer wines which are enjoyable and thrilling,” there’s not far more he’s able to disclose concerning the proposed new choices — even when pressed.

“I don’t wish to disclose the main points as we aren’t positive when/if will probably be accessible,” Barker informed Each day Coffee Information. “I’ll say that the idea is very simple and intentional, as is our coffee program.”

Press Coffee began as a multiroaster cafe when its authentic, 1,000-square-foot store opened on the daybreak of 2011 within the Oregon Historic District.

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The unique Press Coffee location within the Oregon District.

The clear and sparse rectangular house encompasses a bar fronted with reclaimed strong wooden doorways topped with a vivid white Corian work floor. The air of simplicity is maintained on tidy wooden shelving that holds lush potted crops and by the blacked-out exterior of the store’s La Marzocco Linea PB alongside an all-black array Mahlkönig grinders and twin Marco SP9’s. Batch brew is ready in giant French presses.

From the start, the Press group’s intention was to finally deliver roasting in-house as quickly as demand and funds aligned, in accordance with Barker. It was three years later that Press Coffee co-owners Janelle and Brett Barker paid a Craigslist vendor $eight,000 in money for a Three-kilo US Roaster Corp machine that they fired up of their dwelling storage virtually instantly.

“I discovered myself working full-time at our bar with about 24 hours of roasting time moreover per week,” Barker mentioned of the hectic interval that ensued till they took the following step as much as the 12-kilo-capacity Probat P12 that is still on the coronary heart of their roasting operation immediately.

Primarily for its wholesale initiative, that roasting operation goes by its personal title: Wooden Burl Coffee. The title change got here as quickly because the Barkers felt the standard was coming shut sufficient to the excessive requirements they’d already set for purchasers by the coffees of different roasters.

“We served nice roasters,” mentioned Barker, “and I’m a stickler for high quality and consistency.”


Press Coffee Co-Founder Brett Barker on the Probat P12

The newer Press Coffee that opened in February of this 12 months equally conveys its tranquility by transparency, pure accents and a subdued palette. Uncovered metal rafters run horizontally throughout the house, together with over a black tiled bar with black Corian counter tops. White partitions and ceilings embody white-washed picket furnishings and a burn-treated wooden accent wall separating the bar space from storage and bogs.

“We have been influenced a bit by a Nordic and Japanese inside design with the decrease bar and monotone colours,” Barker of Press #2. “We promoted the peak of the house and pure textures moderately than including work or decor to the partitions.”

The brand new Press Coffee Bar is situated 732 Watervliet Ave in Dayton, Ohio.

Howard Bryman
Howard Bryman is the affiliate editor of Each day Coffee Information by Roast Journal. He’s primarily based in Portland, Oregon.