Located in New York City, the Starbucks Reserve® Roastery showcases key elements of the bean-to-cup journey. The design intent focused on the customer experience and education of the art and science that goes into cultivating, roasting, and serving coffee.
Starbucks brought in Zahner to help them explore how to use natural metal finishes to heighten the customer experience as they developed the new flagship store. The exploration involved using actual coffee beans to apply the chemicals to the activated surface of the copper sheets, with the desired aesthetic being similar to that of our Dirty Penny™ patina. Zahner supplied 1,200 square feet of custom-formed and patinated copper panels for the project. The copper forms are both sculptural as well as functional.