Prague – Grounds is a community-centric coffee hub that can flex to customer and business needs.
Designed by architecture studio Kogaa, the space in Prague’s Karlin neighbourhood serves as a roastery, a café and a workshop space for the city’s coffee community. Grounds' various areas are designed to enable in-house coffee production, from the storing of raw beans to the roasting, cleaning, and packaging processes.
Meanwhile, its workshop space functions as both a showroom for professional barista machines and an area for educational sessions and brewing competitions. ‘The idea here was to expand the concept of a roastery to the public, as well as being a platform for baristas and coffee experts to educate themselves and be part of a community,’ explains Kogaa in a statement.
Grounds also addresses sustainability through its use of building materials, with the majority of its interior made using construction site waste. In sum, the space is creating new opportunities in the Craft Coffee Market, while responding to demands for Circular Store Designs.