Online coffee equipment business, Machina Espresso opened its first retail premises and coffee shop today in Edinburgh.
After establishing themselves online, the company is now providing Edinburgh folk with expert advice on all things coffee at their shop on Brougham Place, Tollcross.
Machina’s mission is to make choosing and buying coffee gear, straightforward and enjoyable.
Owner Steve Glencross commented:
“This feels like a natural progression from running the webstore. We were really excited by the idea of running an artisan shop, getting to meet our some of our customers, and creating a relaxing and welcoming space."
"We plan to showcase some unusual coffees as well as the best specialist equipment available. There are a lot of interesting things happening in artisan roasteries in Scotland and across the UK at the moment, so we're really pleased to be involved in introducing more people to the complexity and quality of the coffees out there."
The shop serves a range of artisan espresso blends and single origin coffees, as well as loose leaf teas and locally baked cakes and pastries (including dairy and gluten free options). Machina stock commercial grade coffee equipment and accessories including hand crafted Italian espresso machines, porcelain Inker POR cups from Croatia and commercial grade grinders.
Machina plan to run coffee-focused and film and music events in the evenings. They are providing space for local artists to exhibit their work, beginning with illustrations from graphic novelist and author of ‘The Silver Darlings’, Will Morris.
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