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An espresso bar is an object from buy mode (or build mode, in The Sims 4) that allows Sims to buy espresso on a community lot, thereby gaining some energy.

The Sims: UnleashedEdit

Espresso bars were introduced in The Sims: Unleashed, with Travelin' Joe's Espresso Bar. When placed on a community lot, it would allow Sims to buy a cup of espresso for §12, and would spawn one of three NPC baristas; Travelin' Griff, Travelin' Greg, or Travelin' Joe. If placed on an Old Town lot, it would also spawn the wandering saxophone player W.C. Friendly. Friendly will often spawn directly in front of the bar, preventing Sims from purchasing an espresso until he moves away.

Travelin' Joe's Espresso BarEdit

Travelin' Joe's Espresso Bar
UnleashedEspressoBar
Peddling coffee to Sims on the go is what he does...he's Travelin' Joe. Got a product to ship? Feel your date might just slip? Or perhaps you're a little bit slow. Never you mind, when you're in a bind, he can get your ideas to flow. Are you feeling drowsy? Or just a bit lousy? Can you no longer keep thoughts in your head? Drop by and see Joe, drink espresso, and stop thinking so much about bed!
Game The Sims: Unleashed
Buyable Community lot only
Price §4,900
Type Needs
Size 2x1

The Sims 2Edit

In The Sims 2: University, the espresso bar was re-introduced as the Impresso Espress-o-Matic. In addition to being able to buy espresso (for §20), a Sim could make a few simoleons by working at the bar as a barista. The espresso bar was also reintroduced in The Sims 2: Apartment Life.

When a Sim orders an espresso, the barista will produce two cups, and serve one to the customer. If a second Sim orders an espresso, the barista will serve the remaining cup, but will not produce more unless a third Sim orders from the bar. If an espresso bar is located on the same lot as a restaurant, servers from the restaurant may go over to the bar and dispose of the second cup of coffee, forcing the barista to produce a new batch every time a Sim orders from them. This is fixed with the coffeecuphack mod from More Awesome Than You.

If University and Mansion & Garden Stuff are installed without Apartment Life, the espresso bar will not appear in the buy mode catalog.[1]

Impresso Espress-o-MaticEdit

Impresso Espress-o-Matic
Impresso Espress-o-Matic
This new industrial Espresso machine is bigger, shinier, and will make more high-energy drinks faster than anything ever has before. Sims all around town will dash to this delicious drink dispenser like moths to a flame, eager for tantalizing tastes to tango across their tongues.
Game The Sims 2: University and The Sims 2: Apartment Life
Buyable Community lot only
Type Needs
Size 2x1

The Sims 3: University LifeEdit

Sims can buy various drinks (hot beverages, organic brews, herbal teas and energy drinks) as well as baked goods. Buying drinks raises a Sim's level in the Rebel social group, but buying food does not. An NPC barista is automatically assigned to the coffee bar when it is placed on a community lot.

Quick Croissants Coffee BarEdit

Quick Croissants Coffee Bar
Quick Croissants Coffee Bar
Take a study break to swing by the local coffee bar! Meet up with friends, order a drink, or nibble on a snack and let the procrastination begin.
Game The Sims 3: University Life
Buyable Community lot only
Price §1,275
Type Needs
Size 2x1

Fun: 1

The Sims 4: Get TogetherEdit

Sims can order coffee and food either "for here" or "to go", which makes no real difference except for "to go" coffee being in a plastic cup instead of a mug, and "to go" food being in a paper bag instead of on a plate. NPC baristas are only automatically assigned to espresso bars in cafes. On other community lots (or on residential lots) they can be hired for a fee.

There are two espresso bars for sale: one that comes with an espresso machine and coffee grinder, and one that does not. Players have to buy the equipment separately if they buy the bar by itself in order to use it.

Easy Energy Espresso BarEdit

Easy Energy Espresso Bar
Easy Energy Espresso Bar
Without espresso, timecards would be filled out upside down, employees would exclusively communicate in grunts, and key business decisions would be made during REM sleep. If anyone deserves that company raise, its that barista next door. Bar none.
Game The Sims 4: Get Together
Buyable Build mode
Price §800
Type Needs
Size 4x2

Easy Energy Espresso Bar CollectionEdit

Easy Energy Espresso Bar Collection
Easy Energy Espresso Bar Collection
This collection of items includes the Easy Energy Espresso Bar, Impress-O Espresso Machine, and Espresso Grind-O-Matic all in one easy to grab place. Here you'll find everything you need to make that perfect cup o' joe.
Game The Sims 4: Get Together
Buyable Build mode
Price §1,350
Type Needs
Size 4x2

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