Interior Design for Bold Bean Coffee Bar and Roastery
The new coffee bar and roastery space for local company Bold Bean Coffee Roasters is underway at their new location at 869 Stockton Street in the Riverside Historic District here in Jacksonville and is on schedule for an early November opening. We were contacted in 2010 by Bold Bean to help locate and perform the interior design services for what would house their existing coffee roasting business and their new entry into the coffee shop business, thanks to a recommendation from the guys over at Wingard Creative, whom rocked it with the Bold Bean website.
After scouting out a few locations in Downtown and other spaces in Riverside, the Bold Bean guys chose an excellent spot on the newly renovated strip of Stockton Street with some of the coolest neighbors a coffee shop could have – Bakery Moderne and 13 Gypsies. The existing space, an open area in a historic brick building with exposed wooden rafters, was really a great canvas for the new shop and we loved the rawness of the space and how open it was. We wanted to keep the rafter ceiling and brick walls as open as possible, while adding materials that tied into the philosophy of the client, with an eye towards nature and the earth. Here’s an excerpt from Bold Bean’s website explaining about who they are:
Each family’s attention to detail and the care that goes into producing their crops – coupled with near-perfect climates and ideal growing conditions – result in green coffees of exceptional quality. As a small, family business, we can relate to the farmers who produce those coffees. We share the same pride in product and a commitment to quality as those farmers and farm families who produce the extraordinary green coffees we roast. And, like them, we’re hands-on, involved in every facet of production, from the time a shipment of green coffee beans arrives at our roastery until each bag is filled, sealed and packed for shipment or delivery.
Because of the relationship that Bold Bean has with organic coffee and sustainability, we wanted the space to remain raw, but we needed to introduce a bit of warmth to the design. The bar is warmed with wood planks wrapping it and the main wall, while weathered 5-v crimp metal frames the roastery area and the bar seating area, adding a touch of a rustic finish. Carpet has been ripped up from the floor and the existing concrete floor will be sealed and exposed.
Below you can find a few images of the design and images taken from the same angle as the space is being constructed and we will have more as the space comes together and ultimately is finished and open.
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