Ascension Coffee Quietly Opens in the Design District

The mother of all coffee machines (via Ascension’s Facebook page)

A lot has already been said about Ascension Coffee already, so I won’t bog you down with details. (Plus, news of the Connecticut shooting today has made it terribly hard for me to concentrate on anything. It’s been a rather dreadful day, and all my thoughts are going out to the families affected by what’s happened.)

Here are a few snappy ones, anyway:

  • Owned by restauranteur Russell Hayward
  • In the daytime, Ascension will be a coffee shop, but starting at 5 p.m., it’ll turn into a wine bar.
  • There won’t be any muffins. The food will be “chef-driven” and “inexpensive,” according to this CultureMap article by Teresa Gubbins.
  • The espresso machine is a Synesso Hydra Hybrid, if that means anything to you coffee snobs.
  • Ascension is right next to Meddlesome Moth.

Service starts bright and early tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.