I had a lot of fun tonight at Liberty Market. I arrived around 6:30 and stayed for two hours, all while sitting at the E-61 bar. I can’t emphasize enough how cool it is to have a coffee bar where you can sit down and just observe the baristas making drinks. Plus, it’s awesome to be able to order food.

Today is the 45th year that this specific Faema E-61 has been in use, and so Liberty Market was giving away espresso drinks all day.

View all of the photos on my Flickr profile.

Update: Here are some photos from a Espresso 102 class taken by Misty Michelle Photography.

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  1. I really like your picture of the espresso machine, Chris. It evokes the best memories of exceptional coffee houses in town where I composed much of my first novel. Like you, I’d sit facing the bar for a few hours and work. There’s something about the gears, levers and shiny metal that somehow makes an expertly pulled shot taste better. Thanks for prompting the time jump from my where I sit now to those uncertain days in 2001 when I had no idea how much impact my first novel would have on the future of my writing career.

    • Thanks Joey, yeah, the photo has some nice color tones and I love that the background isn’t washed out. Next time I visit, I’m going to get a better photo that shows the machine from the front.