Blog of Ian Callahan and exciting new specialty espresso and brewed coffee bar, Bar 9


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Bar 9 Adelaide - Coffee boutique 'sneek peek'

Those of you that have followed the progress of Bar 9 will know that it has been a (very) long time coming. There has been delay after delay after delay - and believe me, it frustrates me a lot more than it frustrates you. Money keeps going out, time keeps ticking on, and opportunities keep going by. To put it bluntly, I have enough.
This has prompted me to finally open the doors, come rain hail or shine! Bar 9 is developed enough, in my opinion, to be serving the very best coffee in South Australia, so why not just open up and start living up to that claim. And that's exactly what I intend to do.
So on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday* next week I'll be opening the doors and serving coffee. Please note however, that the cafe isn't completely finished, and there will be no food available (not enough power to run the necessary equipment). But we will have some amazing coffee for you to come in and try. There will be no specific prices, just pay by donation - or by what you think the coffee was worth (this could be dangerous ;p).
Depending on how busy we get we'll be serving drip/pour over, syphon, ice-brew and of course, espresso. So if you have and interest in coffee (or perhaps know someone who does), it will be a great time to come in and experience some amazing flavours that can exist within the bean.
If you're a local, a coffee enthusiast, a friend or simply curious as to what all the fuss is about please the time to pop in and say hi. I'll be in there from 7am and stick around till 6pm*.
Also, any barista's out there who want to lend a hand, or just pop in and pull some shots feel free.

I look forward to seeing you all at the first official 'sneak peek' of Bar 9. Please Digg, blog, re-tweet and pass on in any other method (even just talking!) to as many people as you can.

Many Thanks

Bar 9 "open for coffee"
Mon, Tue, Wed 7am till 6pm*
91 Glen Osmond rd, Eastwood SA

*Unless we run out of coffee first


Crock said...

Awesome news! Guess i'll see you Monday morning then! Perfect way to start the week.

Bar Nine Espresso said...

Thanks Crock, we look forward to seeing you there =D

Anonymous said...

Hi Ian,
Saw the article and ad and your profile in BeanScene (congratulations) and fortunately checked out your blog before popping round today for an espresso. After playing around with Bean Bar for 6 years I know how frustrating it can be to get an espresso bar open. If you ever need a hand with anything (sorry the offer may be a bit late) give me a yell. And if you get any shots going over the weekend then would love to stop by, otherwise see you Monday morning.
Ben Hall

Gen (Auction Rooms) said...

Even though it was only a sneak peak, it was excellent! Set up looks great, service was fantastic and coffee.... mmmm.

Thanks for looking after Andrew, (Lily) and I when we popped by on Wednesday and we wish you all the best as you get up and running.

Look us up again if you ever get a chance to get across to Melbourne. In the meantime we know where to come when in Adelaide!

Bar Nine Espresso said...

Thanks so much guys for popping in. It was an absolute honour to serve you both (well, you three really). I hope you enjoyed the coffee and look forward to (hopefully) catching up soon - hopefully at you place next time!

All the best in the future and I hope you enjoyed your stay in Adelaide.

Drop us a line if ever you make it back over @ iancallahan (at) bar9 (dot) com (dot) au

Cheers =D