Hi. I am not a supplier, but it is required to join the group to post here. Are there any coffee shop designers in this group? It would be helpful if you were located in the mid-Atlantic region.

Thank you!

Treva

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I am no supplier either but I do want to own a shop in a few years, and a good idea for designing your shop is contacting a person or group that designs bars ( or pubs). The basic idea that you are going for in a shop is the same as a pub would be, even the name "barista" is Italian for bartender. You're serving drinks and giving people a place to hang out with friends. I am only giving this advice because I plan on going about my shop in some what the same manner. Good luck
I believe the movements of the baristas can be somewhat choreographed for a good pace in a good space. I've seen baristas get into their groove; it can be a bit of a dance. We want to take everything into consideration: glass milk bottles in efficient refrigerators in exactly the right spot. Plumbing, filtering, drainage, knock boxes, waste, a big collection of ceramic cups, retail products, sound, tables, comfort, customer flow, cash register, music, ambience, deliveries, FOH business, art etc. i can go on. I've designed several kitchens and spaces and though the results were good, I have an idea of what bad design and poorly considered spaces can mean. I've been a chef on private yachts for the most of the past five years and have seen it all. I know where to find coffee shop designers, but I wanted to ask here - on Barista Exchange in hopes of finding or starting a discussion that might benefit the Barista Exchange community. I'd also like to ask Baristas about their peeves with design. What works and what doesn't. I may want to start a new topic on this and take it out of this group. If this has already been discussed on BX - I haven't found it. Thanks for the suggestion though. I bet a good consultant could work with a good bar designer and come up with a great design. Where will you have your shop, Cavirett? What existing shops do you consider to be great designs. I need to get out to the Northwest and LA to take a look at the newest establishments.
Treva - I do believe Bellissimo does coffee bar design. In fact I know they as I was just in a class last week there and they talked about it. His up Matt Milletto at Bellissimo to inquire.



Treva said:
I believe the movements of the baristas can be somewhat choreographed for a good pace in a good space. I've seen baristas get into their groove; it can be a bit of a dance. We want to take everything into consideration: glass milk bottles in efficient refrigerators in exactly the right spot. Plumbing, filtering, drainage, knock boxes, waste, a big collection of ceramic cups, retail products, sound, tables, comfort, customer flow, cash register, music, ambience, deliveries, FOH business, art etc. i can go on. I've designed several kitchens and spaces and though the results were good, I have an idea of what bad design and poorly considered spaces can mean. I've been a chef on private yachts for the most of the past five years and have seen it all. I know where to find coffee shop designers, but I wanted to ask here - on Barista Exchange in hopes of finding or starting a discussion that might benefit the Barista Exchange community. I'd also like to ask Baristas about their peeves with design. What works and what doesn't. I may want to start a new topic on this and take it out of this group. If this has already been discussed on BX - I haven't found it. Thanks for the suggestion though. I bet a good consultant could work with a good bar designer and come up with a great design. Where will you have your shop, Cavirett? What existing shops do you consider to be great designs. I need to get out to the Northwest and LA to take a look at the newest establishments.
You should consider design and layout service www.designlayout.com and ask them how they can help they do a great job and have lots of experience.

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