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Behold Bar Nine Collective's Sleek New Espresso Bar

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Elizabeth Daniels 10/13

L.A.'s coffee scene scores another anchor with Bar Nine Collective, a spacious new roastery and cafe in Culver City's Hayden Tract amid a smattering of architectural and industrial warehouses. Inside, smooth tones, gorgeous wood accents, and low countertops highlight what might be the most elegant espresso and coffee brewing in the city, thanks to the state-of-the-art Modbar system. Founded by Jereme Pitts and Zayde Naquib (Espresso Cielo), Bar Nine is scheduled to open some time in the second week of November, serving its own roasted beans collected from some of the strongest coffee producing regions in the world.

The Modbar system houses all of the "guts" of coffee and espresso brewing below the counter to feature the essence of brewing, making it easy for customers to see the process from start to finish. Coffee brewing gets done via a fully programmable and automated pourover system that uses the Kalita Wave brewer. Also a unique touch, the large roaster will be opened onto the cafe floor, allowing customers to see roasting in action. House-made pastries developed by Hugo Cano will be served such as bread with jam or butter, olive oil cake, muffins, tarts, and a fruit/cheese plate. Eventually, Bar Nine Collective hopes to offer a roving lineup of food purveyors once the kitchen gets built out. Hours run 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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