Inside the brand new Single Velocity Espresso Roasters roastery cafe in Flagstaff, Arizona. All photos courtesy of Single Velocity Espresso Roasters.
Single Velocity Espresso Roasters has cruised into a brand new brick and mortar roastery cafe amidst the ponderosa pines of Flagstaff, Arizona.
Greenery dangling from planters on the ledge of an upstairs balcony provides touches of nature in between the clear white partitions of the ethereal modern-industrial house, the place visitors can discover seats within the 200-square-foot loft or the 1,000-square-foot essential ranges.
Driving the motion is Single Velocity Head Roaster Matt Goetz, who helms Diedrich IR3 classic Diedrich IR12 roasters which might be seen to prospects from the bar.
“High quality is paramount in our fixed quest for good espresso, and we now have been lucky sufficient to work with some actually good suppliers,” Single Velocity Espresso Proprietor Brad Richmann advised DCN. Richmann credit inexperienced espresso suppliers resembling Agora Espresso Retailers, Record + Beisler and Mayan Winds with serving to to guide the espresso program into fruition.
Richmann, a former contractor, helped full a lot of the inside transform himself, together with the loft house. Plans for the cafe began in the course of the pandemic, and although doorways initially opened in October 2021, renovation contained in the store has been ongoing to fulfill the evolving wants of consumers.
“Our authentic design objectives have been to have a easy, clear appear and feel with restricted seating inside and a choose up window. This was throughout Covid after all,” stated Richmann. “Then we had a number of requests from prospects that wished a spot to take a seat, both to work or meet up and luxuriate in our choices. That is once we determined to create a easy, snug, expertise with what we already had.”
The ensuing house options surfaces of pure wooden, unfinished metal and a mushy shades of cream.
The heat and neutrality of those picks can also be meant to make approach for the in-cup vividness of espresso floor by a Ceado E37T grinder and extracted on a Dalla Corte Evo 2 espresso machine, or that of handbook pourovers supported by a Fellow Ode grinder. Batch brew made on a Wilbur Curtis brewer rounds out the espresso choices.
Richmann, who purchased the enterprise from his brother-in-law in 2009, stated it did not evolve actually from a interest into an earnest industrial enterprise till about 2015. Shortly thereafter Richmann steered the corporate away from everlasting retail operations in favor of cell cafes and the wholesale roasting enterprise.
At its peak, the Single Velocity fleet contains quite a lot of autos and trailers, each motorized and pedal-powered. A number of of these autos stay on the street, together with an electrical cargo trike for the farmers market and occasional weddings; a bigger bike-towed field trailer for pop-ups; and a bigger field truck for bigger occasions like live shows. The corporate additionally assists wholesale prospects in growing cell operations of their very own.
“We’ve got discovered ourselves serving to these within the cell cafe enterprise obtain their objectives and goals,” stated Richmann. “We have helped entrepreneurs on barista coaching and enterprise technique and operations, have equipped them with our espresso, and even have executed some build-outs for his or her cell cafe.”
Richmann stated the corporate plans to proceed to develop the wholesale roasting enterprise whereas refining cafe operations, together with doubtlessly including extra health-and-wellness-oriented choices to the Flagstaff.
Single Velocity Espresso Roasters is positioned at 1000 E. Butler Ave. print Flagstaff.
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