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 too fussed, they have a 'Drip To Go' option which includes an easy-to-brew cone filter and a ground coffee blend. They have also introduced Cold Brew Bags that you steep for 24 hours and store in the refrigerator for upto 15 days.
In the single-origin section, there’s a House Blend which is like biting into dark chocolate, there is the Dark Knight which is medium to dark roast, the Left Hook - their darkest and strongest roast and lastly, the Cherry Pick, a fruity, heavy-bodied coffee. You can even source their single-estate coffees from estates like Srilakshmi (aromatic, medium roast), Thogarihunkal and Bhadrapura (light roast).
Now we have to throw light on their Barrel Aged Coffee, available in ground form or as cold brew bags. This coffee is aged in a whisky barrel before roasting. The resultant brew has a complex fruity aroma along with woody accents coming from the oak barrel. Tastes like wine.
They even have all the brewing equipment you’d need to make the coffee from powder to cup. Available in packs of 250g to 1kg, you can order their coffee online or visit their branch in Bangalore. While you are there, choose from their all-day breakfast menu priced at INR 200 and of course from their endless coffee menu. Feel adventurous? Go for their Orange Coffee Soda or the Blueberry Coffee Tonic. End it with a Chocolate Babka (homemade Jewish bread with chocolate and walnuts).