Barista Parlor is a coffee shop in Nashville, Tennessee. They serve coffee from a number of high quality roasters including Stumptown, Intelligentsia, Handsome Coffee Roasters and Durham, North Carolina locals Counter Culture, all coffee roasters at the top of their game.
Like many specialty coffee shops these days, they offer a number of different brew methods including pour-overs which is when a fixed amount of coffee has water poured over it by the cup. The result is a precise “perfect” cup of coffee that is more pure tasting and not muddied up with grounds similar in process and taste to a drip coffee maker, but of course made fresh with each serving.
They serve scratch-made biscuits, and bourbon buttermilk waffles using all local and seasonal ingredients, as well as éclairs, French macarons and other treats using artisinal chocolates from around the country.
The shop is outfitted with industrial pendants, wooden counters, maps and American flags. The New York Times magazine wrote an article about them and the art of coffee here.
Nashville has been a trip my husband and I have been talking about making. Glad to have another stop to add to our itinerary.