Orlando based Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Company is becoming Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen. Along with the new name will come a revamped logo, packaging and renovation of all the Barnie’s stores and include the addition of a new Barnie’s in the CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando.
“Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen will be a place where coffee is celebrated as a specialized food ingredient sourced from small family-owned farms throughout the world, and where we strive to engage the consumer in an enriched, personalized coffee experience,” said CEO Jonathan Smiga. Besides looking at coffee as a food, the new stores will feature breakfast and lunch menus, and each location will have a large kitchenlike table where, presumably, you’ll be able to sit with total strangers and pretend you’re in a friend’s house. The stores will also have in-store roasting and what is being touted as the largest selection of individually brewed to order coffees in the nation.
The first of the remodels will occur this fall, with the flagship on Winter Park’s Park Avenue and the store in Baldwin Park. The new downtown location is also slated for fall. The others will be revamped in the first quarter of 2012. The stores will sport color schemes of brown (espresso brown, of course), tan and sage. Distressed wood, marble, stained concrete floors and decorative iron work will be used in the decor. (Don’t know if the concrete floors will have coffee stains but that’s what I’m guessing.)