The Coffee Dispensary
The Coffee Dispensary came to Shadowplay Design as a new business concept. The owners wanted to bring their love of specialist coffee to the town, offering a range of different beans for the discerning coffee lover, whilst also offering cakes and sandwiches from local suppliers. The Dispensary use to be an old pharmacy, but now makes room for a serving area and 20/25 seats for patrons. Working with a local design agency, a brand identity was created to draw heritage from the pharmacy days, whilst a strong, simple colour scheme and typeface adds a clean finish. Key materials and colours for the interiors were chosen from the start in initial design discussions and follow through to the finished build.
The interior style is Scandinavian, and the colour scheme is black, white and grey with materials of soft oak wood, industrial metal and copper light fittings. We used a hand painted look over all the menu blackboard and bean selection boards to add a personalised touch. The owner, Gary, is very proud to have 1 of the 2 coffee machines of its type in the UK that creates ‘cold brew’ as well as coffee brewed in special scientific ways that involves glass test tubes and red lights. Definitely pop in to hear Gary talk about the science behind it!
The Coffee Dispensary has become and busy hive for the coffee lover – very apt for the window vinyl ‘we love to make coffee for the town that loves to drink it’!