Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

« Central Valley Ramate, Swap Meet, Flea Market Trifecta | Main | Pizzeria Mozza, Los Angeles, West Hollywood »

Handlebar Coffee Roasters, Santa Barbara

I went in for a quick espresso and some computer time on the alleyway.

The espresso was officially "sniffed" by the barista before it was presented to me. I have never witnessed a sniffing before. She said that she wants to pick up the different smells that each batch that is roasted produces and this was evidently a new batch.

I can tell you from the look that the espresso was drawn properly. From the taste, nice mid-palate and lean, with more citrus flavors than mocha. The temperature was exactly right. 

The picture above is one of the owners, cyclist turned coffee roaster/barista. They roast on a regular if not daily basis in small lots. I'd come back here.

Handlebar Coffee Roasters on Urbanspoon

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>