A barista takes a steady hand to the kettle of steaming water. Lifting it over the manual carafe, he carefully distributes stream after stream of water over a small lump of ground coffee sitting in a filter. Tentative, he waits for the 12-ounce cup to fill and gently transfers it to the waiting customer. This pour-over process may take time but, at Elabrew Coffee, a delicious cup of coffee is worth it.
Squeezed into what looks like a hallway in the heart of Main Street, Elabrew Coffee recently opened to bring more double espressos, pour-overs and breakfast pastries to the streets of downtown. While many coffee shops boast wild recipes or gimmicks to distract from actual taste, Elabrew serves a cup of joe to convert any non-coffee drinker. Although, their chai latte is not to be missed.
Brewing with coffee from Ritual Roasters in San Francisco, Kuma Roasters in Seattle and Ceremony Roasters in Annapolis, Elabrew seeks the ideal cup of caffeinated serenity. “Our main goal is to make you happy while transcending your coffee experience.”
Beginning in Santa Monica, Elabrew finally made it out to the downtown area for a second shop. Also slinging their java stylings is their roaming coffee food truck of the same name. That’s right, the Elabrew team can stretch beyond their downtown establishment and serve all of Los Angeles one cup at a time.