Just around the corner from Revolver cafe is another one of Vancouver’s specialty coffee houses. Timbertrain Coffee Roasters opened about 6 months ago and is a magnificent cafe. Careful thought has obviously been applied to the layout and planning of the interior, with a clever bench system that accommodates extra people between each set of tables. The clean lines employed in most of the cafe mean that the crazy vintage brew bar towards the rear doesn’t clash but rather compliments the space.
The coffee itself was some of the best I’ve tried in Vancouver. The Colombian Cocentral Especial espresso had a nice, rounded body and lingering stone fruit flavours. The Panama Ojo De Agua pour over was very interesting as it was extracted in a Kalita Wave, a fairly rare filter. In this instance, a Japanese barista from Timbertrain fluent in his native language orders in the gear required for the Kalita direct from Japan. The result from this filter was fairly smooth, and as it cooled brought out some of the juicier flavours the coffee had on offer, as a Kalita is warrant to do.
No doubt this fairly new cafe is a welcome addition for the people of Vancouver, throwing another rabbit into the hat of coffee lovers in the city.