For a Melbourne-based coffee roasting company, interior architecture studio Zwei converted two inner city warehouses into a sleek, industrial roastery and café.
The company behind the Code Black roastery, Cafenatics Operations, needed space for not just their roasting machine, but their administration. Zwei seperated the operations within the twin warehouses, keeping the public space in one area and the paperwork in another, but left the open aesthetic, allowing customers to see behind-the-scenes.
Code Black has been open for only a few short months, but it looks like they’ve gotten some nice local press in Melbourne, and they recently played host to the 2013 Victorian Barista Competition, won by Caleb Podhaczky of Five Senses (Beanscene has more on this event). The shop has both a Strada and a Slayer, and Broadsheet places their coffee on “the favourable side of impressive”, so yes, count Code Black as a “must-visit” come WBC time.