The third Workshop Coffee Co. site launches 17th March at Holborn Viaduct within Amazon’s new state-of-the art HQ. Don’t worry though, there will be easy access from the street for the general public.
The new venue features a 16 metre marble horseshoe-shaped bar, leather chairs, subtle teal colour scheme throughout and contemporary lighting with the 1200-square-foot space kept deliberately simple and minimalist by designers Ink Associates so that the focus remains firmly on the coffee.
Freshly roasted on site at Workshop’s flagship Clerkenwell store, said brew is prepared and served by skilled baristas from two custom labelled La Marzocco Linea PB espresso machines and an array of Mazzer grinders. (Fans can buy freshly-roasted packs to take away and make at home).
The venue will seat 25 with standing tables accommodating a further 12 customers. There will also be a sliding door allowing for the creation of a private coffee room hireable for meetings or events with its own personal barista.
Workshop Coffee Co. was founded by James Dickson in in 2011 – influenced by Third Wave Coffee, a global movement geared towards treating coffee as an artisan foodstuff. The first venue was an old Victorian textile factory in Clerkenwell, closely followed by a second in Marylebone. The company also supplies coffee wholesale to other independent cafés and an online 'Dispensary' launched last year.