Someone wanting to create something beautiful and honest, that they can be proud of, is an admirable thing.
At Slater St. Bench we have created something that has a great deal of meaning for us, and to those that happen upon our espresso bar. By working from the ground up with our design, build, product, and service, we have tried to perfect our craft. We live and breathe coffee, beyond the point of obsession.
In relation to coffee, we draw our inspiration and practice from what we like to think is both Art and Science. What may initially seem to be two opposed ideals, we have drawn an underlying theme. Measurable quality, and consistency. This be be neatly summed up by our sources of inspiration:
"Ultimate simplicity equals purity" - Jiro Ono; and
"Quality is not subjective" - Ben Kaminsky
There is a certain level of heart-warming pride that can only be attained through a step-by-step involvement of the entire process. When we see someone sitting at our bench that we built, enjoying the atmosphere that we have designed, and drinking the coffee that we have meticulously crafted for them, is a feeling like no other.
No one has ever consistently created an amazing cup of coffee by chance. It is through measured, deliberate, and consistency that a beautiful coffee and environment is created.
It is with it is with these principles that we draw our happiness from: in the same sense that you create an enjoyable experience for your family around the kitchen table. Slater St. Bench is our family, and we want you to sit with us.
Frankie, Josh and Claye