“Coffee is all that matters.” A blunt telling statement defining West End’s newest coffee shop on the block, Bass Espresso, told by a man right on the frontline – head barista Adam Wang.
This quaint new joint, oozing in charm, resides on the quieter end of Boundary Street, over the crossroad at the top end. Having only been open for just more than three weeks, Bass Espresso is certainly grabbing attention.
Bass Espresso by name and by nature; instruments of all types and sizes eclectically decorate both the inside and outside – some of the tables have even been converted into drums – making for something completely original and eye-catching, or ear-catching rather.
This musical notion is carried through with live music on Saturdays, with a guest musician coming in each weekend. Although the scattering of music instruments means you can add your own live entertainment should you feel the need.
“It’s a place to come and enjoy,” Adam explains enthusiastically. To the all important coffee – masterfully made by Adam with some six-years experience under his belt – you are in safe hands.
Crafted using a Fifth Battery (Brothers Espresso) house blend; Arabica beans from Papua New Guinea, Guatamala and Costa Rica making for a medium-bodied coffee, with a slightly acidic hit – especially apparent in my long macchiato.
There is also a little experimenting with a few single origins, with customer feedback being strongly welcomed.
Chasing down my macchiato was a Rwandan single-origin ristretto, offering a fruity acidity again, although was a lot fuller in body, offering a richer flavour.
Bass Espresso certainly hits the rights notes, somewhere I will definitely be returning to.
Bass Espresso is open Tuesday through to Saturday (looking to open on Sunday too at a later date)