Tonight I convened a staff meeting at Coffeeco Market Square to inform our team that we have successfully completed an agreement to sell our location at 322 King Street East on Market Square. The purchasers are the same team who acquired our Kingston Centre location, and will similarly rebrand the location “Kingston Coffee House”.
An important part of this sale is a long term coffee supply agreement to guarantee our existing customers access to the highest quality and freshest coffee in Kingston, Multatuli and North Roast Coffee.
Another important factor is the fact that we are retaining the Coffeeco name which will represent a new “Mobile” coffee concept we are currently building and will introduce at our new larger roastery next door to our existing location at 721 Progress Avenue. This new concept will see a full functioning espresso bar placed within a custom shipping container capable of being dropped on any vacant lot, parking lot, special event or in our case, within the walls of an existing building. I’ll post some pics tomorrow of our container in the process of being constructed.
Last, our new larger roasting plant will feature a completely open concept to make the roasting and packaging an interactive process for customers who want to know how their food in made. We will also have a professional barista training station to permit us to train or upgrade the staff of existing customers, and to hold training events for aspiring home baristas.