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Grinders flagship Lygon St store scoops design award

Grinders Coffee’s newly re-designed Lygon St flagship store scooped a silver medal in the Best Interior Design (Hospitality) category at this week’s 2016 Melbourne Design Awards ceremony.

Grinders Coffee’s newly re-designed Lygon St flagship store scooped a silver medal in the Best Interior Design (Hospitality) category at this week’s 2016 Melbourne Design Awards ceremony.

The presentation was held at a cocktail function at The Carlton and saw over $3.4 billion of design projects recognised, demonstrating the significance of design to the region’s economy.

The store only re-opened in March and the win comes as well-deserved recognition for the efforts of the Grinders team to push the boundaries of innovation as part of the commitment to quality in every cup.

General Manager of Grinders Neale Wood said, “We’re honoured to receive recognition in this forum, particularly in such strong local company. It’s been a massive year for the Grinders team, the new flagship store was redesigned and launched as part of an overarching redesign of the Grinders brand, which also included reviewing our digital presence and launching a new consumer webshop.

“Huge credit goes to our local Melbourne team, particularly Faye Heininger who managed the redesign, and to Best Group who worked closely with us to design and build the store.

“The Lygon St store was designed as a mecca for coffee lovers and somewhere for the entire coffee community to come together. The unique design blends our commitment to creating the perfect coffee experience with a strong desire to pay homage to our historic roots.”

As a part of the renovation, all the internal walls were replaced with glass, while sleek concrete benches house state-of-the-art technology like the Classe 11 Xcelsius machines, designed to explore the fourth wave of coffee via temperature profiling.

The Melbourne Design Awards program provides marketplace recognition across an extensive range of categories and celebrates the creativity and courage of those who are leading the way. The Interior Design award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors.

About Grinders Coffee

Grinders Coffee was established in 1962 in Lygon St, the centre of Melbourne's famous Italian Quarter by Italian migrants Giancarlo Giusti and Rino Benassi to bring the authentic taste of European coffee to Australia.

Today, Grinders has a dedicated team of sales, equipment and service specialists available nationally along with coffee training professionals and state-of-the-art coffee training facilities in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Grinders Coffee sources only the highest-quality green beans from around the world and these include Fairtrade and Organic products.

Grinders Coffee brands including Grinders, Giancarlo, Romanza and Fix and are sold in cafes nationally and in many large, well-known organisation such as Qantas and Village Cinemas. In 2014, Grinders launched its range of Master Roasters Nespresso- and Cattitaly-compatible capsules, which are now available in leading supermarkets nationwide including Coles and Woolworths. Its portfolio also includes a range of premium single origin teas and hot chocolate.