More like watching a science experiment than stopping into your neighborhood cafe, the process of getting a cup of coffee at Andy Atkinson’s new shop is a marathon of measuring, weighing, pouring, stirring and timing. Coffee fiends will want to drop in to taste the supremely subtle, nuanced results of the Siphon—a two-chamber glass implement that brews coffee via heat-powered vacuum—or to shoot back an espresso from the city’s first Slayer machine. Minimalist fiends, on the other hand, can feast on the interior, which is nothing much more than a few modern chairs and yellow tables.
|Venue name:||DarkCloud: Urban Coffee Lab (CLOSED)||Contact:|
2122 N Halsted St
|Cross street:||between Dickens and Webster Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 6am–8pm; Sat, Sun 7am–9pm|
|Transport:||EL stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 8, 11 , 74.|
|Price:||Average cup of coffee: $3|
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