Some of the guys who make Slayer espresso machines in Georgetown -- those super dialed-in, $14,000-and-up works of art that let you control everything but the weather outside -- are in New York this week checking out their latest shipment at a new coffee shop in Tribeca called RBC NYC and talking to NBC news.

2009295474.jpgSome of the guys who make Slayer espresso machines in Georgetown — those super dialed-in, $14,000-and-up works of art that let you control everything but the weather outside — are in New York this week checking out their latest shipment at a new coffee shop in Tribeca called RBC NYC and talking to NBC news.

“Surrealistic!” wrote Eric Perkunder (pictured with Dan Urwiler and Devin Walker pulling espresso shots on the Slayer they designed and built.)

The only Slayer at a coffeehouse in our area is at the new Zoka Coffee in Kirkland. For a while Stumptown Coffee was giving the Slayer at whirl in its roasting room basement at 1115 12th Avenue, but it was gone when I dropped by on Friday.

Stumptown.jpgIf I hadn’t been writing about Taco Del Mar’s bankruptcy, I would have stayed for the 3 p.m. public tasting of Stumptown’s new line-up (pictured): Peru Capacy, Burundi Bwayi, Burundi Kinyovu, Kenya Gatomboya and Rwanda Muyongwe. Each sells for $12.75 for 12 ounces.