Pour-over coffee, and other manual brew methods, are the new French press. Coffee nerds like it because it's pure, controllable and sorta easy to replicate—even at home. You can read more about it in this week's Culture section. There are a number of places in town that offer pour-over: Lone Pine, Thump, Crow's Feet Commons and even (forgive me) Starbucks.
Add Palate, A Coffee Bar to that list.
Palate is a lovely timber-and-corrugated-steel cafe that's moved into the old Maragas Winery building on the corner of Colorado Ave. and Bond St.