|Four Barrel:Slow Bar|
My day started at about 11:00am as I walked two blocks down the street to a coffee shop called Four Barrel. When I walked through the unassuming door what did my eyes behold? A magical land of coffee was laid out in front of my eyes. The store was much deeper than it was wide which was necessary because there needed to be space for the roasting a packaging that was going on right behind the bar. There's not much more I can say about this place than it was amazing. The espresso was bright and sweet and the slow brewed El Salvador was earthy. An amazing place to start.
The barista directed to my next stop witch was Ritual Coffee. The place was cool and my macchiato was great but it didn't have the magical flare of Four Barrel. The baristas were talented and the coffee amazing, but there was no roasting in the store which took away from the aura that I was looking for.