CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Joe Dangerfield hopes the sound of his espresso machine will be music to Capitol Market shoppers' ears.
The downtown farmers market has been without a coffee shop since early last year, when Capitol Roasters closed down its kiosk.
Dangerfield, 36, now plans to fill that void with Musical Grounds Opus 2 Cafe. The shop is slated to open later this week, just across from Johnnie's Fresh Meat Market.
On Tuesday workers had already installed the plumbing and were finishing up electrical wiring. Dangerfield was calibrating his espresso machines, and expected the local health and fire departments to conduct their final inspections Tuesday afternoon.
Dangerfield hopes to open this Friday to capitalize on Black Friday shoppers.
He opened the original Musical Grounds in Fayetteville on June 1, serving "traditional European coffee." It serves all the drinks American coffee addicts are used to -- espressos, cappuccinos, as well as traditional brewed coffee -- but with a greater emphasis on quality than the big-name chains.
"You're more focused on the way you extract the espresso, the way you brew the coffee," Dangerfield said.
He said his cappuccinos are served topped with a proper microfoam, not "watery milk." His macchiato is served in traditional three-ounce portions. Dangerfield also pays special attention to the temperature of the water and the way his coffee beans are ground.
"It's a real chemistry kind of approach to coffee," he said.
The Fayetteville native didn't even start drinking coffee until he began his Ph.D. studies at the University of Iowa.