26 Aug '12, 7pm

Intentional Design | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle

Intentional Design | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle

By Michael Phillips, Co-Founder, Handsome Coffee Roasters Over the past year, I have become a member of a very interesting new group, consisting of people so enamored with coffee that they threw caution to the wind and opened a retail location. I have never opened a coffee bar, but I do have years of experience in some of the busier specialty shops in the country and have conducted coffee training in dozens of others. Throughout this experience, two things have stood out to me: one is that there is a great pool of passionate coffee professionals and that pool is growing every year. The other is that professional retailers do not place enough emphasis on store design in terms of bar flow and customer experience. Often when setting up a new space there may be structural elements that cannot be worked around, but there should still always be an eye for efficiency and customer...

Full article: http://www.scaa.org/chronicle/2012/08/14/intentional-design/

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