good folks coffee : louisville, kentucky

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Concept: Since the focus for Good Folks was on the coffee, the owner's preference on interiors leaned more toward minimalism. With large, industrial machinery and stacks on stacks of beans, the space was an exercise in functionality. Industrial pendant lights shine onto sealed concrete floors. The lab area (the space where wholesalers are trained on getting the best flavor from their beans) is defined in the open space by a color-blocked floor. A small seating area flanks the cupping area near the entrance, where small groups can gather.

Background: Good Folks love coffee. This roastery in particular lives and breathes coffee. Their passion is to roast small batch, ethically traded beans that bring flavor and quality to their customers. Find out more about their process here

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"since the focus for good folks was on the coffee, the owner's preference on interiors leaned more toward minimalism."

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Design Detail: The working islands and bar top were sourced and made by a local craftsman, another nod to their value on local relationships. 

Scope: Space planning, Specifications (furniture, fixtures, & finishes)                   

                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                  

Photos by Tim Harris Visuals

Project Team: Good Folks Coffee, Client; Access Ventures, Impact Investors; Mperfect, Branding & Identity; State Champs, Exterior Signage; Knot & Company, Interior Design