Weekly Public Cuppings at Bar Nine

Don’t forget, we resume our series of weekly public cuppings this Sunday at 12 noon. For those uninitiated, cupping is the best way to taste and evaluate coffees and their unique flavor characteristics. All are welcome to taste and enjoy our menu, led by our educator Peter Molignano. A great social activity, lots of fun, and an opportunity to dive deeper into the world of coffee.


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Tomorrow we open to the general public. Months of planning has led to this. Celebrating the best coffees of the moment in a state-of-the-art facility featuring roasting, brewing, in-house food menu, with a focus on hospitality. Welcome to the future of specialty coffee.

Next Week

A few months ago we decided to begin inviting people into our space for a very unofficial soft open that quickly became practically a full-service operation. We are astounded at the community support we have felt thus far. We learned a lot during that trial run of who our guests are, how we can better serve them, and who we want to be as we grow. Early this week we have our very last inspection, with probable opening on Tuesday. Here’s what you have to look forward to:

-our coffee menu and service in full force
-a lovely menu of oolong tea
-house made baked goods and savory morning fare
-weekly public cuppings on Sunday
-community events and social experiences
-classes running for the home barista
-and an environment that celebrates the best coffees of the moment

We look forward to greeting you soon.

Opening Imminent!

We first want to thank everyone who came out last night to celebrate our opening. It was truly a spectacle, far exceeding our expectations. We have the most wonderful guests we could have ever hoped for. Big thanks to Angel City for supplying beer for the evening, definitely helped with that tangible buzz we all were feeling (earthquakes aside). Kogi Truck, Coolhaus, and Red Truck Juice Co absolutely killed it. Such beautiful product by all three, it really elevated the experience.

We are just a few days away from official launch. After our final approval is signed off sometime this week, we will post another update. We look forward to serving you soon.

Opening Celebration on March 28th!

We are thrilled to celebrate our opening on the evening of Friday March 28th! From 6-10PM we will be celebrating. Food served by Korean BBQ fusion amazingness Kogi Truck, the delectable ice cream sandwiches from Cool Haus Truck, fresh and beautiful raw pressed juice from Red Truck Juice Co, beer generously provided by Angel City Brewery, complementary coffee beverages, great music, and community. It’s going to be a really fun night and is open for all to come! The actual day of opening is still TBD but is imminent!


Big Western Barista Competition Rocking DTLA this Weekend

This weekend is the Big Western Regional Barista Competition and Brewers Cup, an exciting 3-day event featuring some of the biggest names in coffee. The event is being held at Lot 613 in Downtown Los Angeles. We have 3 lovely people representing Bar Nine, all doing their first run on Friday.

First up is Mr. Peter Flores, our entry into the Barista Competition.
Peter is competing with Fazenda Mariano, an intensely gorgeous pulped natural peaberry from Brazil. It’s going to surprise a lot of people.

Then in Brewers Cup, we are represented by our educator Peter Molignano, who will be rocking the siphon with the EK43 grinder.

And last but certainly not least is our roaster, Mitchell Tellstrom. He will be kicking it old school with the 3 cup Chemex with an incredibly approachable routine for the home brewer.

If you are in or near the Arts District area, head over and check it out. It’s free to the public and will alter your expectations of what great coffee can be.

Samples and Siphons this Sunday

cuppingEvery Sunday we have our free public cupping at 12 o’clock noon. This Super Bowl Sunday we are doing some fun and interesting things for it. It will be an all “sample” cupping, featuring some new coffees from a few importers we love. It’s an opportunity to step into our buying process and see how we enjoy and evaluate coffee.

In addition, our educator Peter Molignano will be practicing his Brewer’s Cup routine on bar, featuring the wickedly amazing EK43 grinder and the Siphon. Many have claimed that the siphon is a difficult method of making coffee that is not worth the trouble. Peter is here to prove those people wrong. Well worth popping by to enjoy.