Design, Bitches has designed a new “coffee classroom” in Los Angeles for North Carolina–based Counter Culture Coffee’s growing list of national outposts.
The classroom occupies a repurposed Streamline Moderne structure just off Sunset Boulevard and is designed in plan as a tripartite demonstration kitchen. Espresso and brewed coffee facilities are separated by a thickened and stepped storage wall clad in translucent teal corrugated polycarbonate. Sections of the wall can be pulled out to create storage bins and seating. The coffee classroom on the other side of this wall opens out onto a small patio that contains a wooden amphitheater. The corrugated paneling also clads the risers of the amphitheater, which is peppered with small planters containing succulents.
Though the classroom is not a coffee shop per se, the space is open every Friday at 10:00 a.m. for public coffee tastings.
Counter Culture Training Center
1601 Griffith Park Blvd.
Silver Lake, CA