Grinders Coffee House has officially opened its doors to Melbourne’s public, following a month-long renovation to transform the iconic location at 277 Lygon Street.
The new flagship store, which opened on Tuesday 29 March, serves speciality small batch single origin coffee roasted in-house, in addition to the full range of Grinders coffees.
With throwbacks to Grinders’ original 1962 Lygon Street roots, the new store features the original ‘Old Red’ Grinders coffee roaster as its centrepiece, whilst concrete benches house the latest technology, like the Classe 11 Xcelsius machines, thanks to a partnership between Grinders and equipment provider Rancilio.
Grinders Coffee has recruited specialty coffee barista Oliver Berry to manage the new store. Berry will join Grinders’ award-winning roaster Arch Gio who heads up the on-site Single Origin roasting program.
At the store’s launch party in March, Grinders Coffee general manager Neale Wood said, “To everyone in the coffee industry, please feel free to come in here any time you want. If you want to experiment, if you want to try some things, if you want to roast something new, this is about innovation and the coffee industry, and we throw it open to everyone to be a part of.”