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A Visit With Slayer Espresso

Posted on March 18, 2014 by Venia Coffee Roasters | Keith There have been 0 comments

Georgetown Neighborhood, Seattle, WA.  I had the pleasure of taking a tour of Slayer Espresso's amazing digs down inside the Original Rainier Brewery building.  I think the only thing cooler than the building are the people that occupy it.  Slayer Espresso among them.

I have long been a fan of the the technology developed by Slayer and their unique approach to espresso extraction that makes their machines different from every other machine on the market, specifically flow-rate profiling.

Slayer Espresso Machine Venia Coffee Roasters

A 3-group version 3 Slayer in the early stages of production.  Each machine is custom built per customer's specification.  Each machine has a boiler for each brew group, a separate steam boiler, and an additional boiler that preheats all water used in the machine.  While designed for temperature stability, a bonus of this pre-heat boiler is much of the scale that comes out of water is delivered here, adding to life of the other boilers.

 

Slayer Espresso Machine Venia Coffee Roasters

 

Needle valves, solenoids and other parts awaiting installation.

 

 

Slayer Espresso Machine Venia Coffee Roasters

 

Boilers await installation.

 

 

Slayer Espresso Machine Venia Coffee Roasters

 

A 3-group in a beautiful flat black.

 

 

Slayer Espresso Machine Venia Coffee Roasters

 

Slayer Espresso Machine Venia Coffee Roasters Single Group Prototype

 

The long awaited single group Slayer.  While one of two prototypes in this photo, production of these is under way.

 

 

Slayer Espresso Machine Venia Coffee Roasters Single Group Prototype

 

Inside the top cover is a straight forward user interface.

 

 

Slayer Espresso Factory

 

The blue knobs adjust the needle valve, thus the flow rate in the first stage of extraction.

 

 

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Electrical workbench.

 

 

Venia Coffee Slayer Espresso Machine

 

Pulled..and drank... lots of our espressos in short order.  Didn't sleep well that night.

 

 

Jason Prefontaine Slayer Espresso | A Man and His Machine | Venia Coffee

 

Jason Prefontaine, the founder of Slayer.  A man and his machine is a beautiful thing.

 

Slayer Espresso Square Peg Espresso Venia Coffee

Venia Coffee will be pulling shots with Slayer at the SCAA Event this upcoming April here in Seattle.  If you are in town, we would love to show off some of our awesome coffees on these great machines.

 

Slayer Espresso Factory Old Rainier Brewery


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