What we do
Who we are
We are Espressionals
We help you build a strong community in your office or co-working space by creating one-of-a-kind coffee bar concepts. We strongly believe that good coffee connects people: as more and more people work remotely, having an appealing and unique coffee bar in-house offers a place for co-workers to come together.
We believe that the future workplace will ‘hospitalitize’ more and more’, combining office functionality with a hospitality feel. Investing in a central coffee bar gives you the opportunity to combine reception functions with genuine hospitality in your lobby. This creates, creating a space to receive your employees, clients and visitors in a surprising way.
We create and improve these coffee bars! Although design and vibes are of upmost importance, we believe that the essence of a great coffee bar is its workflow. When improving or creating a coffee bar concept, functionality is our main priority. First, we look at and optimize the workflow of the coffee bar. Unique elements, high quality coffee and highly skilled baristas are the finishing touch.
Add a unique place-to-be inside your office building or co-working space. We can either build a new coffee bar or find out what needs to be done to improve an existing one.
| Client: Harvest Coffee Brewers | Delivered: Social & Web Content | Espressionals: A brand new specialty coffee shop opened its doors in Rotterdam last year. After having worked in Melbourne for two years, former Dutch Barista Champion Zjevaun Janga...
| Client: De Zeeuwse Branding | Delivered: Social & Web Content | Espressionals: De Zeeuwse Branding is a Dutch coffee brand that showcases and highlights all the best that the coastal area of the Dutch province Zeeland has to offer. Due to their focus...
| Client: Friesland Campina | Delivered: Latte Art Tutorial | Espressionals: Every year Friesland Campina publishes their magazine 'Coffee. Milk. Magic.' An inspiring magazine full of coffee stories and photography. Espressional Joey worked on a Latte Art...
| Client: Jacobs Coffee | Delivered: Coffee Styling | Espressionals: These photographs for Jacobs Coffee were styled by Milou. She managed to create 'something magical' for a new product launch, by managing the full creative process. These pictures all...
| Client: Espressionals | Delivered: Social & Web Content | Espressionals: For the launch of Espressionals, Lois was responsible for both coffee and portrait photography. The content she created could be used on the website, on social media channels and...
| Client: Winter Lodge | Delivered: Interior & Product Photography | Espressionals: Loïs created photo content for Winter Lodge, a stylish restaurant by the sea. She shot both interior and products resulting in a highly atmospheric series of...
| Client: Fruit.nl | Delivered: Social media content | Espressionals: For the sustainable fruit company Fruit.nl, Lois created a series of playful content. Her photos were used on the social media channels of this fruit 'brand' that delivers fresh...
| Client: Bol.com | Delivered: Styling | Espressionals: When Bol.com added their beverage category to their well known online store, they needed some perfectly styled category and ambiance imagery. Who would be better for the job than Milou? She managed to...
| Client: Stewart & Sally | Delivered: Food concept | Espressionals: Loeki Stewart & Sally was founded by chef Rutger Slomp, who aimed to fill the gap between fastfood and casual dining by providing a fresh meal for any time of the day. With Stewart &...
What we do
Benefits of a coffee bar
Apart from the possibility of drinking fantastic coffee every morning on the way to your desk, the investment in a quality coffee bar has many other benefits.
Creating a place where people can meet up and enjoy good coffee has proven to increase employee loyalty. People want to work for companies that take good care of them! Offering them good coffee and a unique space where they can both relax and be productive is a simple way to show that you care about their well-being. This in turn helps them take on challenges and meet their goals. This way, adding a coffee bar to your building can help you strengthen your brand and company.
Building a unique coffee bar also increases the value of your office space. Whether you own, rent or are developing a building, adding a highly functional coffee bar helps you bring people to the property. Be it a co-working space or an office building for a single company: creating an interactive space where people can have informal meetings is a unique element that adds significant value – the chance for businesses to strengthen the sense of community within their building.
Coffee Bar Concept Creation
We offer a range of services that are geared towards strengthening the community in your company – one cup of coffee at a time. Find your best option below or call us for a tailor-made solution!
We have created an effective two-step method for creating a solid concept brief. This document will be the starting point for all future steps towards improving or opening your unique coffee bar.
1. Espressionals Concept Scan
- Kick-off & Research
- Concept Scorecard
2. Espressionals Concept Challenge
- Challenge session
- Concept Brief
Deliverable: Concept Brief
Duration: 2-4 weeks
Read more below! Or download the Concept Challenge brochure:
Gaining insight into your current situation
The kick-off to any concepting project, in which we:
- Gain insight into the current situation and the ‘blind-spots’
- Determine company and design values
- Set objective, goals and targets
We combine the information from the kick-off session with two stakeholder interviews and two location visits. All our findings will be reported in your concept scorecard, being the starting point for any further steps in coffee bar efforts.
Deliverable: Concept Scorecard
Duration: 1-2 weeks
Prize: € 800 excl. 21% BTW
*The concept scan is suitable for both new and existing coffee bars.
Creating a unique coffee bar concept
A highly inspirational session in which we challenge your concept and take it to the next level. Based on your Concept Scorecard we:
- give a tailor made inspiration presentation
- guide an in-depth group discussion
- host a post-it & sticker session
All ideas are held up against your companies values and prioritized into ‘great ideas’, which are used to solidify your concept. All information gained from the Concept Scan and Concept Challenge are presented in a Concept Brief. A compact document in which we ‘pitch’ your new or improved concept!
Deliverable: Concept Brief
Duration: 1-2 weeks
Prize: € 1.600 excl. 21% BTW
Creating a functional coffee bar design base
The Concept Challenge is the first step towards a coffee bar concept that is appealing and connecting. This next step is essential to making sure your concept is 100% functional as well.
We create a highly functional design blueprint for your coffee bar. This includes:
- Routing and layout
- Barista workflow design
- Requirement sheet
- Equipment proposal
- Cost estimates and more
All functional key elements will be included in your coffee bar Design Blueprint, which is completely geared towards your companies values and focuses on high level of efficiency and quality.
Deliverable: Design Blueprint
Duration: 2-4 weeks
Price: Upon request
Interior & Graphic Design
Creating the right look & feel to your coffee bar
Upon completing the Concept Challenge and your Design Blueprint we will start with the creation of your concept in terms of interior design, interior styling and graphics.
From interior design to menu engineering and creation and from social media to website: we find the professionals that will bring your coffee bar concept to life. We work closely together with interior and graphic designers that understand how to visualize your values into design and work towards the community you are looking to build. Once your concept is well thought out, we will propose a team of people who will make it happen!
Establishing consistent quality of coffee
We offer a range of services to help increase the quality of your coffee served on a daily basis. Pre-opening or already up and running? Through programs focusing on staff and products we will have your coffee bar up to standard and better in no time! We offer:
- (SCA certified) barista training
- Quality control
- Improvement solutions
- Barista-on-demand service and more
My name is Joey and I love to combine my passion for coffee with my creative skill set.
Over the past few years I have found a way to create professional content for other coffee professionals. I love to take photo’s, write and help you tell your story in the best way possible.
I’m Milou and I’m a food and drink stylist, making sure your food looks like you could just eat it from your screen! By discussing what it is you exactly want to show, we’ll create the perfect setup that responds to your target group. Together, we’ll create beautiful images for you to use on social media and offline purposes.
My name is Farrah and I’m a manager with more than a decade experience in the hospitality industry, ranging from counter-service espresso bars to full-service restaurants. Specialized in start-up management, building structure and training teams.
My name is Loeki and my fascination with coffee goes beyond enjoying this delightful beverage. It’s the endless complexity of coffee that has me obsessed. Combining my background in concept creation and my passion for and experience with coffee, I aim to create highly impactful coffee concepts and content together with my fellow industry professionals.
My name is Loïs and my biggest passions are photography and film. Since I’ve graduated from AMFI, where I studied Fashion & Branding, I could finally turn my passion into a freelance job. I create cool visual identities for all kinds of brands! What’s important for me is that the concept of your brand really comes through in the final result.
Hi I’m Lennart, a development professional turned entrepreneur. I’m originally Dutch, but grew up in 8 countries. I worked with coffee producers in countries like Tanzania and the Dominican Republic. Founding This Side Up, I created a social enterprise that helps roasters and growers create value together – making the coffee world a more equal, open place.
Hey, I’m Florian. To me, coffee is not rocket science. But there is a mighty amount of stuff to think of when doing specialty coffee ‘right’. Over the past decade I’ve been working on the best way to take coffee concepts to the next level. Coffee, and specialty coffee in particular, is a never-ending journey of new variables of extraction waiting to be explored, new trends in the way of brewing it and young and enthusiastic entrepreneurs stepping out of the crowd with fresh ideas on how to work with this product. It’s my goal to increase the quality of a served cup of coffee anywhere.
My name is Maarten van Keulen and I am specialized in the implementation of circular economy principles in coffee, tea and cacao value chains. I look at the farm level, the logistics level, the roaster level, the consumer level and all the little and big links in between them. I take out the “leakages” of value, both in the environmental and social realms. Let’s stop wasting materials, but let’s also stop wasting talents.
Hello, my name is Bonnie, from Gosling Coffee. It’s our mission to make the coffee chain more fair, sustainable and transparent. In doing so, we believe in a long-term collaboration with our supplier and customers. Buying the coffee beans directly from the farmers, we shorten the coffee chain. Our farmers produce their coffee berries sustainably and organically. Plus, they receive a fair wage! Taking our customers with us on trips to the coffee farmers, both sides of the coffee chain meet – so we all learn from each other.
Hi, my name is Olaf. For more than 9 years now, I’ve been passionate about coffee and have found myself dedicated to the (specialty) coffee industry. Starting out as a barista, I became a trainer and went to a roaster where I fell madly in love with roasting coffee. I transformed into a product developer. Today, I’ve been roasting beans in my own coffee roastery for almost 4 years.