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Home Brewed Bar

8.20 and 9.10 Summer of SoundAugust 1, 2016Café SantoriniAugust 1, 20160Home Brewed Bar Since it opened its doors two and a half years ago, Home Brewed Bar has been giving coffee and tea lovers a homegrown café option that stands out from the numerous coffee chains in the area. Owner Brian Molina realized the area’s need for a cold brew tea and coffee house and decided to open shop on the bustling corner of Union and North Arroyo Parkway.Home Brewed Bar specializes in coffee, tea and milk tea options that coffee connoisseurs, novices and even non-coffee drinkers will appreciate. Using the toddy method, the café brews its coffees and teas for about 20 hours—making them 67 percent less acidic and less bitter than conventional brewing. They also put quality above all else and even created their own house blend coffee with Pasadena’s Jones Coffee Roasters.Although simple, their menu is bursting with flavor. Home Brewed Bar offers two styles of coffee (house cold brew and pure toddy), more than 10 types of tea, a variety of add-in flavors, drink enhancements as well as dairy and non-dairy options. If you can’t make up your mind, one of the baristas will be more than happy to help you create a satisfying concoction tailored to your taste. Between the superb customer service, cozy atmosphere and specialty drinks, Home Brewed Bar achieves its goal in making you feel right at home.B-L-D daily, 39 N. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91103, 626.397.2887 or homebrewedbar.com.-E.O.Related postsMarch 22, 2017Braise & CrumbleRead moreDecember 1, 2016Welcome to Eatside!Read moreOctober 17, 2016Café 86Read moreLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website

Home Brewed Bar

Since it opened its doors two and a half years ago, Home Brewed Bar has been giving coffee and tea lovers a homegrown café option that stands out from the numerous coffee chains in the area. Owner Brian Molina realized the area’s need for a cold brew tea and coffee house and decided to open shop on the bustling corner of Union and North Arroyo Parkway.Home Brewed Bar specializes in coffee, tea and milk tea options that coffee connoisseurs, novices and even non-coffee drinkers will appreciate. Using the toddy method, the café brews its coffees and teas for about 20 hours—making them 67 percent less acidic and less bitter than conventional brewing. They also put quality above all else and even created their own house blend coffee with Pasadena’s Jones Coffee Roasters.Although simple, their menu is bursting with flavor. Home Brewed Bar offers two styles of coffee (house cold brew and pure toddy), more than 10 types of tea, a variety of add-in flavors, drink enhancements as well as dairy and non-dairy options. If you can’t make up your mind, one of the baristas will be more than happy to help you create a satisfying concoction tailored to your taste. Between the superb customer service, cozy atmosphere and specialty drinks, Home Brewed Bar achieves its goal in making you feel right at home.B-L-D daily, 39 N. Arroyo Pkwy., Pasadena, CA 91103, 626.397.2887 or homebrewedbar.com.-E.O.

Home Brewed Bar

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Although simple, their menu is bursting with flavor. Home Brewed Bar offers two styles of coffee (house cold brew and pure toddy), more than 10 types of tea, a variety of add-in flavors, drink enhancements as well as dairy and non-dairy options. If you can’t make up your mind, one of the baristas will be more than happy to help you create a satisfying concoction tailored to your taste. Between the superb customer service, cozy atmosphere and specialty drinks, Home Brewed Bar achieves its goal in making you feel right at home.

When I used to work in Old Town Pasadena, there were so many coffee and tea choices within walking distance, the whole process of getting our caffeine buzz was a no brainer. One day a coworker took me to Home Brewed Bar for a coffee break.And I must say that there is nothing not to love. Hearing a warm, “Welcome Home” from the staff upon entry is so welcoming – and who doesn’t love having the entire staff stop what they are doing and greet you?And then there is the perfectly curated selection of 20-hour brewed teas and cold brew coffees that you can get in two different levels of strength. Perfectly chewy boba and other add-ins, as well as a selection of non-dairy milks, which is so critical for the lactose intolerant, like myself.In the past I stuck with pretty simple flavors, but after seeing one particular drink posted on social media, I just had to try it. That was the Rootbeer Float Milk Tea pictured here. They found a wonderful way to blend the nostalgic taste of rootbeer with a solid tea and the creamy flavor. The drink was slightly fizzy too. I was so happy to opt for the whipped cream which turned out to be a taro whipped cream that was lavender in color. It made for the most crave worthy summer treat!

Home Brewed Bar’s hello’s and goodbye’s are “welcome home” and “come home soon.” If a customer wasn’t greeted by their first name upon arrival, staff will make it happen next time, because they take their time into learning about customer beyond just their names, from where they work or go to school, to vacation plans, and personal projects they may be working on. They consider first-timers as regulars once they walk in.

Home Brewed Bar staff carefully crafts each drink to order, and do not like to rush any drink being made. They want customers to walk in relaxed and know that a coffee run doesn’t always have to be a frantic, first morning hour to a long day of school or work. Most people find themselves in and out of the coffee shop, but staff here take the time to learn more about their customers to put the “home” in their coffee shop name.

Come home to Home Brewed Bar on 39 N Arroyo Pkwy. They’re open from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sundays.

When I used to work in Old Town Pasadena, there were so many coffee and tea choices within walking distance, the whole process of getting our caffeine buzz was a no brainer. One day a coworker took me to Home Brewed Bar for a coffee break.And I must say that there is nothing not to love. Hearing a warm, “Welcome Home” from the staff upon entry is so welcoming – and who doesn’t love having the entire staff stop what they are doing and greet you?

Their diverse menu ranges from traditional cold brews, which they call “toddy” on their menu, and lattes, to global flavors like Vietnamese coffee and Thai milk tea. All drinks are customizable with Home Brewed Bar’s variety in milk alternatives, syrups, and drink add-ons.

Guests who’ve made their own creations sometimes become so popular that Home Brewed Bar makes it a permanent addition on their menu. Also, staff has an idea of which seasonal drinks are deserving of being year-round, such as their Nutella toddy latte and matcha pistachio milk tea.

Home Brewed Bar specializes in coffee, tea and milk tea options that coffee connoisseurs, novices and even non-coffee drinkers will appreciate. Using the toddy method, the café brews its coffees and teas for about 20 hours—making them 67 percent less acidic and less bitter than conventional brewing. They also put quality above all else and even created their own house blend coffee with Pasadena’s Jones Coffee Roasters.

Taylor Gonzales/Courier A variety of different sizes Home Brewed Bar in Pasadena offers on Friday, March 10, 2017. While drinks are waiting to be made, the cups are placed on the clothespin to keep the customers place in line.

As a Los Angeles native, Molina likes his tea and coffee cold, and he knows others have their preferences on how sweet, strong, and creamy they would like their drink. With these in mind, he was inspired to centralize this place to customized cold brew. After much trial and error, Home Brewed Bar’s optimal time frame for the best quality drinks is a 20-hour brew.

One of our biggest draws is the number of one cup brewing methods we offer in preparing a single serving of fresh brewed coffee at our interactive Single Cup Brew Bar. Learn the difference in the methods offered, as well as the characteristics observed in the cup. Each method adheres to the time, temperature & turbulence required for brewing the perfect cup of coffee. This allows us to present you with some outstanding limited edition coffees from around the world that are prepared specifically to your brewing preferences.

Tea leaves and coffee beans come from business partners Art of Tea and Jones Coffee Roasters. The coffee brewing process starts with grinded coffee beans being brought to a boil, shocked with an ice bath, transferred into cold water, then brewed for 20 hours. For their tea, tea leaves are bloomed, meaning the hot water is poured into the tea leaves and the flavor “blooms” as its shocked with hot water.

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