Rainy Day Repairs

Some days are more challenging than others. And sometimes it seems like everything that can possibly go wrong, does. When it rains it pours, right? Today was one of those days.

There are few things worse than starting a Friday morning off with a leaking boiler on your coffee shop’s primary espresso machine. That makes for a fun-filled morning of rushing around to put out fires (figurative fires, not literal). As I type this, I’m mildly sore from having to move our secondary 3-Group La Marzocco FB/80 from our storage building to the downtown shop. These things are pretty fucking heavy.

Did I mention that it was raining off and on the entire time?

Despite the horrible weather, we managed to muscle our beloved OG red FB/80 into the shop. Here’s a shot of her after we got her installed back on the bar. This machine will always hold a special place in our hearts. It’s the first machine that Lauren and I ever purchased.

So yeah, things are back up and running smoothly again. Now we just wait until our new boiler arrives so that we can get the Black Beauty back up and operational.