Monday, September 21, 2015

Custom Wood Panels for Your La Spaziale

Article Written by:
MacKenzie Nachtrieb

wood panels

Image shown is a Dream T with Sapele panels in a satin finish. 

When the whole wood phenomenon came about a few years back we were not really interested in adding another inventory item to our long list of products. However, as time went on our curiosity grew...and by that I mean I harassed my father (Chris) about it every day until he finally cracked. I knew how popular the idea of wood detailing was, and I knew we were missing out by limiting ourselves.

So one day Chris picked up the phone and called Alan, a longtime buddy of his that he knew from (surprise, surprise) Shaker Ridge Country Club where he is a long standing member.

It took a little longer than we hoped to get the panels perfect, but as they say "Rome wasn't built in a day".

The final product is as close to perfect as you can possibly imagine. What sets our panels apart from others is the unique and beautiful wood grains in each of them. The unusual wood patterns that are brought to the forefront of each panel makes each one a work of art! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so sit back, grab a cup of coffee and behold.

A little bit about our brilliant craftsman Alan, aka 
"Ward of the Wood"

Alan has been a creative force in the woodworking business for 40+ years now. Alan is an upbeat, positive, fun loving spitfire who loves to make people laugh and loves to savor his clients reactions to his amazing wood working creations. Alan is a local craftsman in the Albany, NY area and we have teamed up with him to create the ultimate luxury item for our home and professional baristas.

Alan regards wood selection as a key component in his craft. He loves the varying grains of different woods and sees 'eyes' that look out at him as another fun way of identifying his pieces.

The various available wood selections are comparable to our range of coffee varieties! Alan describes his Sapele wood as dancing with 'internal fire' and we compare that to our Golden Gate Java beans. Next is Walnut wood panels that are rich and dark similar to our Northwest Dark Roast. The Mahogany panels are lighter with variations in color over time and mirror our Black Pearl Espresso! Finally, Cherry wood panels have a silky and smooth grain and texture and our Nicaraguan coffee follows those characteristics in a cup of coffee.

Give me a call or email if you'd like more information on any of our espresso machines with designer wood panels, or any of our gourmet coffee selections!


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