First filter coffee, then artisan coffee, and now specialty coffee. Bangalore can clearly not get enough of coffee. If you love coffee as much as we do, then head to Coffee Mechanics in HRBR layout. This roastery has Karnataka-sourced coffee that you ought to try. What we like about this one is that before you buy your coffee, they have a charming little tasting room where you can sample the brews before you dive into a committed relationship with your coffee. Yes, we understand. We also love our coffee as much.
Sourced from coffee plantations in and around Chikmagalur, you can pick from single origin or single estate option, or if you are not too fussed, then even the blends. In the single-origin section, there’s a House Blend which is like biting into dark chocolate while the Dark Roast is more floral meets caramel. Plus, medium and light roasts from the three estates they source from — Srilakshmi, Kuttinkhan, and Bhadrapura.
If you’re quite the connoisseur, pick their single estate packs that come in medium and light roasts. They even have a cold brew, as well as all the brewing equipment you’d need to make the coffee go from powder to cup. They have a subscription format where you can sign up for monthly, quarterly, half-yearly or yearly stocks, depending on how much you like variety in your coffee. While you are there, choose from their all-day breakfast menu priced at INR 170 and of course from their endless coffee menu. Try their Pour Over and vegan coffee like Coconut Cappuccino or a good old Espresso shot. End it with a Chocolate Babka (homemade Jewish bread with chocolate and walnuts).