Slayer designs and manufactures professional espresso machines for a discerning global clientele. Since 2007, our revolutionary products have been provoking innovation in coffee and elevating the worldwide standard for specialty.
Two machine series, assembled by hand in Seattle, feature patented methods for preparing espresso and steaming milk. Slayer is the recipient of “Best New Product” awards from the Specialty Coffee Association of America (Slayer Espresso Single Group) and World of Coffee (Slayer Steam). We are an official SCA member with deep roots in coffee and continued efforts toward the advance of our industry.
Learn more about our founding years, current projects, and future goals in the 5-part blog series, The State of Slayer.
Slayer Espresso is run by coffee professionals for coffee professionals. We exist to create the tools you want and need to Make Coffee Better.
Before starting Slayer Espresso, Jason Prefontaine was an espresso machine importer, technician, coffee roaster, and cafe owner. In 2005, he encountered incredible coffees on the cupping table which simply didn’t translate to great espresso due to limitations of the available machines.
Unaware of the radical coffee market’s needs, the manufacturers at this time were unwilling to innovate and resistant to change. Jason knew espresso machines could make coffee better and was confident that if he made this machine, his peers would want it, too.
In 2007 Slayer Espresso was birthed with one mission, Make Coffee Better. That mission is ongoing and unwavering. Slayer is intentionally designing to be elegant from every angle. Professional baristas will experience improved bar flow efficiency with an increased tool box of innovations for the orchestration of exceptional coffees. Join us for a glimpse into the creative mindset of our Founder, Jason Prefontaine.