Good Coffee and Doing Good.
Kafiex Roasters Coffee Lab is in Vancouver Washington near Esther Short Park. When I arrived early on a Sunday morning the farmers market stalls were just coming to life. When I walked into the shop, I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. I was the only customer and I was able to have a great conversation with one of the owners Seidy Selivanow. She was so friendly, knowledgeable, and patient with me as I had so many questions. You see, I saw for the first time a siphon coffee maker. This has changed my world. Nope, I am not kidding, siphon coffee is now my official crush.
Kafiex Roasters has been in business since 2015 and have won several awards for their coffees. They only use organic fair-trade beans and carefully source their beans from farms that take care of both the environment and of their workers.
Coffee Talk Let’s Get To It.
When I walked in, I was drawn to the siphon coffee makers and there was no other choice I had to have a siphon coffee. I chose the Guatemalan which had tasting notes of Raisin and Black Tea. The beans were ground, and the siphon was started. The whole process was mind boggling to me. Water is poured into the bottom vessel and the heating element is turned on. The water is heated, and it is drawn up into the upper vessel. I am sure someone with a science background could explain this but to me it was magic. The upper vessel is full a stopper is put in. The grounds are added and then stirred. The grounds steep and then the stopper is pulled. The coffee flows though a filter back into the lower vessel.
My coffee was served in a beaker with a cover, on a wooden tray with a glass mug. I was able to enjoy my coffee while looking out the window as the farmers market continued to setup. The coffee was complex indeed I did pick up hints of raisin. A lighter roast than I would typically gravitate towards I thoroughly enjoyed this cup of coffee. The siphon process produces a crisp, and clean cup of coffee. I am completely hooked. Don’t tell my wife but I just ordered a siphon maker for home.
The coffee was complex indeed I did pick up hints of raisin. A lighter roast than I would typically gravitate towards I thoroughly enjoyed this cup of coffee. The siphon process produces a crisp, and clean cup of coffee. I am completely hooked. Don’t tell my wife but I just ordered a siphon maker for home.
Lots of Options.
One thing I noticed was the Espresso Bar Menu and the Slow Bar Menu. They offer a wide range of espresso beverages. The slow bar offers V60, Chemex, Batch Brew, Nitro Cold Brew and of course Siphon. They also have Matcha, and teas. They also sell their coffees so you can take them home and enjoy from the comfort of your living room.
The shop is bright, open, and welcoming. You can see the coffee roaster through a window. Of course, they were not roasting when I visited. So far, I am batting 1,000 no roasting anywhere. Oh well, I will be back and hope I can watch as they roast a batch of green beans and turn them into delicious coffee.
Where to find
You can visit Kafiex Roasters Coffee Lab at 720 Esther St Vancouver, WA 98660. Follow their feed on Instagram. Their website is being redone so you can find them on Facebook. When you stop in tell them you heard about them at Explore Washington State.
This wraps up day eleven of one hundred. Where will I be having coffee tomorrow? Check back and see. Share your Kafiex Roasters Coffee Lab stories in the comments section below. Send me the names and addresses of any interesting coffee shops that you think I should go to send them to me to add to my list!
Why 100 Cups of Coffee in 100 Days? Read my original article here.