commercial and residential architects - kahn design associates

Artis Coffee
Berkeley, CA

Artis Coffee brings the third wave of coffee connoisseurship to the Bay Area with this premiere store. The concept features fresh, roasted-to-order coffee, to bring the peak flavor of the beans to the consumer.  For the prototype store we pushed the roasting bar to the center of the space to highlight the roasting process and fresh bean selection. To highlight the coffee bar and retail area, we dropped a slatted wood ceiling over them with wood floor and custom casework. The design makes use of the industrial quality of the space by adding a compliment of raw steel, polished concrete, exposed ducting and over-sized warehouse light fixtures. Classic metal windows allow filtered natural light to fill the space during key hours of operation.
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