Responding to a growing consumer demand for exceptional coffee that is both traceable and representative of its origins, 17th March 2014 will see the launch of the third Workshop Coffee Co. site.
The opening of Workshop Holborn is part of the company’s mission to introduce as many people as possible to the sweetest, cleanest, freshest and most sustainably-procured coffee.
With its pioneering 16 metre marble horseshoe-shaped bar, leather chairs, subtle teal colour scheme throughout and contemporary lighting, the 1200-square-foot space has been kept deliberately simple and minimalist by designers Ink Associates so that the focus remains on the coffee.
Freshly roasted on site at Workshop’s flagship Clerkenwell store, this superior product is prepared and served by skilled and friendly baristas from two custom labelled La Marzocco Linea PB espresso machines and an array of Mazzer grinders.
In something of a coup for the company, Workshop Holborn will be located in Amazon’s new state-of-the art HQ. However, there will be easy access from the street to allow the general public the opportunity to enjoy the inimitable Workshop experience.
The venue will offer seating for 25, whilst standing poser tables will accommodate a further 12 customers.
Workshop Holborn will also feature a sliding door allowing for the creation of a private coffee room, which can be hired out for meetings or events with a personal barista.
The store will be stocked with retail packs of freshly-roasted Workshop coffee, brewers, grinders and other coffee apparatus, while trained and dedicated staff will provide advice to guests on coffee, and how best to store, prepare and enjoy it at home.
Workshop Holborn will be open Monday to Friday, 7am-7pm.
About Workshop Coffee Co.
The idea for Workshop Coffee Co. was conceived by James Dickson in 2009. Influenced by Third Wave Coffee, a global movement geared towards treating coffee as an artisan foodstuff, his idea was to offer the capital something new: an East London destination that would combine the sourcing, roasting, extracting and serving of truly memorable coffee as well as exemplary customer service.
Two years later, with the help of Tim Williams as Director of Operations, his dream was finally realised and in April 2011, Workshop Coffee Co. opened in an old Victorian textile factory in Clerkenwell, followed just months later by a coffee bar in Marylebone. Wholesale coffee supply to other independent cafés soon followed, and in 2013 James and his team launched an online ‘Dispensary’.
Along the way, Workshop Coffee Co. has won more than its fair share of awards – Best Independent Café at the 2012 Café Society Awards, Observer Food Monthly’s Best Vegetarian Breakfast and Europe’s Best Independent Coffee Shop at the prestigious Allegra Coffee Awards. In addition, Workshop Coffee Co. has the 2012 UK Brewers Cup Champion as its head of quality.
For more information please visit www.workshopcoffee.com