Finally! It seems like it’s been the longest road, but we’re finally making the move. Coming this fall/winter, at the 904-B Westhiemer space next to the new Uchi restaurant will be our very own coffee shop called Southside Espresso.
At Fusion Beans, we’ve had the awesome and educational experience of being solely a coffee roasterie, and have been able to provide both wholesale and retail customers with fresh roasted, awesome coffees, and we’ve received really great feedback from all sorts of folks. But the art and craft of the barista culture was where we started, and has always been at the heart of what we do. It’s the hand of the barista that has the privilege of interacting, engaging, and learning with the customer, and that for us is purely exciting.
Southside Espresso will be a craft coffee bar that presents the roasting and barista style of the third coast. Our goal is to present coffees in a professional and artisanal way, while also providing a comfortable environment that our customers can call their own. Southside Espresso, while having Fusion Beans coffee on tap every day, will also have a strong guest espresso and coffee program presenting some of the nation’s other top roasters. In addition to premium coffees, we will also have a top notch beer and wine list. Southside Espresso will be open 7 days a week, from 7a-11p, and we can’t wait to see you there! Look for us in the coming months of 2011.
PS. Montrose isn’t only getting one awesome specialty coffee shop- our good friends David Buerher and Ecky Probanto are opening Blacksmith! We grew up in specialty coffee together and we could not be more ecstatic to share Westheimer with anyone else. David and Ecky are truly brilliant artisans, and we support them at their new venture 100%. With their shop we have an opportunity to create a new walking neighborhood of quality in Houston, how exciting is that? We wish them the best and can’t wait to get coffee at their new venture. Expect to see us first in line…. Check out www.greenwaycoffee.com read what David and Ecky are up to over at Blacksmith!