Albert Tucker Slow Coffee. Pop-up Fit-out. Design + Build.
Albert Tucker Slow Coffee is a pop-up cafe that "celebrates the uncluttered delivery of simple foodstuffs. A meeting place for lovers of coffee and connection, it will also operate as an outpost for Australiana and nostalgia."
The coffee is specially-brewed and locally sourced, stepping back from the pressures and technical complexity of espresso coffee, in favour of a distillation of time and passion. They offer select local produce.
The first iteration was installed at 107 Projects in Redfern. The brief for the fit had two main requirements; a counter to take orders from and pour filtered coffee at; tables and chairs to sit at. They were to be portable, easy to set up, and to create a communal atmosphere. Materials were to be recycled and sustainable, and the budget was very small. Almost everything was sourced from Reverse Garbage and The Bower.
The counter is made from an old desk with added castors and up-cycled pin board covering three sides. It provides some storage and space for bins. The chairs are old children's chairs, benches made from recycled timber and some stumps we came across. The tables are low trestles I built from old timber pallets. Three long tables for everyone to share. And then plants. Because, plants.